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A man gives a woman a helping hand as she takes a flying leap over a large puddle on the pavement. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 1960 if only there were still chivalry like this.

Robert Doisneau. Pigalle Quartier, Cabaret de l'enfer (created in the late 19th century), 53 boulevard de Clichy, Paris

The Café From Hell The Café de L’Enfer in 1952 ‘Le Café de L’Enfer was a Hell-themed café in Paris’ red light district (aka Pigalle, the neighborhood of the Moulin Rouge), created in the late century and operating until sometime around the middle of the

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with the long skipping rope with your siblings and friends. (We had a debate over whether you skip rope or jump rope. The older of us voted for skip, the younger for jump. I decided to skip rope with my jump rope.

© Robert Doisneau

Street photographer Robert Doisneau “The marvels of daily life are exciting; no movie director can arrange the unexpected that you find in the street.

Porte d, Orleans Paris 1953 Robert Doisneau

Porte d, Orleans Paris 1953 Robert Doisneau - Doisneau met his wife Pierrette Chaumaison when she was cycling through the village in which he was holidaying. Perhaps it is for this reason that his cycling photos remain so utterly charming.