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Agence LAPI

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In the thirties, one of the first workers' cooperatives of photographers was created: the "Photographes Associés" (Associated Photographers). In 1938 it was taken over by Robert Delhay and its name was changed, becoming the LAPI Agency ("Les Actualités Photographiques Internationales"). The Agency continued operations during the Occupation and covered scenes of Paris and French daily life from 1939 to 1945. After the war, Robert Delhay became one of the official photographers of the Arch of Triumph until the 1970s. Roger-Viollet acquired this impressive collection--more than 630,000 negatives and 27,000 prints--in 1976.

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Roger-Viollet | 1018498 | World War II. The Exdous. France, May-June 1940. | © LAPI / Roger-Viollet
533-5 DG
World War II. The Exdous. France, May-June 1940.
Roger-Viollet | 1058823 | World War II. Gym in a Youth centre. Paris, December, 1943. | © LAPI / Roger-Viollet
5051-4 DG
World War II. Gym in a Youth centre. Paris, December, 1943.
Roger-Viollet | 733587 | LAPI removal truck arrives at the Roger-Viollet photography agency, at 6 rue de Seine. Paris, April 1976. | © Collection Roger-Viollet / Roger-Viollet
101967-6 DG
LAPI removal truck arrives at the Roger-Viollet photography agency, at 6 rue de Seine. Paris, April [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 1040400 | World War II. Casein biscuit distribution in a Youth Centre. Paris, December 1941. | © LAPI / Roger-Viollet
5049-17 DG
World War II. Casein biscuit distribution in a Youth Centre. Paris, December 1941.
 
Roger-Viollet | 996592 | World War II. Lamirand, secretary-general at Youth inaugurating the exhibition  the most beautiful job . Paris, April 1941 (under the Marshal Pétain's portrait). | © LAPI / Roger-Viollet
32949-1 DG
World War II. Lamirand, secretary-general at Youth inaugurating the exhibition "the most beautiful [...]
Roger-Viollet | 946652 | World War II. Oath of the athlete filmed by news. Vincennes's stage (stadium), May, 1944. | © LAPI / Roger-Viollet
5049-20 DG
World War II. Oath of the athlete filmed by news. Vincennes's stage (stadium), May, 1944.
Roger-Viollet | 560843 | World War II. Militia Oath ceremony. Paris, Cour des Invalides, July 1st, 1944. | © LAPI / Roger-Viollet
5049-19 DG
World War II. Militia Oath ceremony. Paris, Cour des Invalides, July 1st, 1944.
Roger-Viollet | 1087408 | World War II. Planting leeks in the Louvre gardens for the Secours National (Vichy France official charity). Paris, September 1943. | © LAPI / Roger-Viollet
2122-10 DG
World War II. Planting leeks in the Louvre gardens for the Secours National (Vichy France official [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 930295 | World War II. French actor Raimu (1883-1946), serving hot broth to poor people. Paris, the Halles, April 1944. | © LAPI / Roger-Viollet
22296-4 DG
World War II. French actor Raimu (1883-1946), serving hot broth to poor people. Paris, the Halles, [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 870502 | Children in the Belleville district. Paris, XXth arrondissement. | © LAPI / Roger-Viollet
21207-5 DG
Children in the Belleville district. Paris, XXth arrondissement.
 
Roger-Viollet | 861456 | Grape harvest in Montmartre, rue des Saules. Paris, October 1941. | © LAPI / Roger-Viollet
15371-8 DG
Grape harvest in Montmartre, rue des Saules. Paris, October 1941.
 
Roger-Viollet | 753732 | World War II. Traffic in Paris. A Penny-farthing and a gas bus, March 1941. | © LAPI / Roger-Viollet
4465-7 DG
World War II. Traffic in Paris. A Penny-farthing and a gas bus, March 1941.
 
Roger-Viollet | 809226 | Roller skaters Grand Prix. The place de l'Opéra. Paris, September 1941. | © LAPI / Roger-Viollet
4022-10 DG
Roller skaters Grand Prix. The place de l'Opéra. Paris, September 1941.
 
Roger-Viollet | 596513 | Preparations for the 1937 World Fair in Paris. | © LAPI / Roger-Viollet
2584-3 DG
Preparations for the 1937 World Fair in Paris.
 
Roger-Viollet | 559066 | World War II.  Le Dauphin  electric car. Paris, September 1941. | © LAPI / Roger-Viollet
2128-2 DG
World War II. "Le Dauphin" electric car. Paris, September 1941.
 
Roger-Viollet | 698020 | World War II. Traffic in Paris, 1940. | © LAPI / Roger-Viollet
538-6 DG
World War II. Traffic in Paris, 1940.
 
Roger-Viollet | 862607 | Waiters race. Paris, place de l'Opera, July 1941. | © LAPI / Roger-Viollet
532-9 DG
Waiters race. Paris, place de l'Opera, July 1941.
 
Roger-Viollet | 438869 | World war II. Exhibition of photographs of the French Waffen SS. Paris, Champs-Elysées, January 1944. | © LAPI / Roger-Viollet
5051-2 DG
World war II. Exhibition of photographs of the French Waffen SS. Paris, Champs-Elysées, January [...]
Roger-Viollet | 1032532 | World War II. Jacques Doriot (1898-1945) at a demonstration of the Legion of the French Volunteers at the Winter Velodrome. Paris, April 1944. | © LAPI / Roger-Viollet
2086-13 DG
World War II. Jacques Doriot (1898-1945) at a demonstration of the Legion of the French Volunteers [...]
Roger-Viollet | 920508 | World War II. Parisian man carrying a goose bought for Christmas, 1943. | © LAPI / Roger-Viollet
2142-3 DG
World War II. Parisian man carrying a goose bought for Christmas, 1943.
 
Roger-Viollet | 911907 | World War II. Members of the Legion of French Volunteers (French LVF). Versailles (France), October 1943. | © LAPI / Roger-Viollet
2381-11 DG
World War II. Members of the Legion of French Volunteers (French LVF). Versailles (France), October [...]
Roger-Viollet | 892628 | World War II. Park for children and forbidden to Jewish people. Paris, November 1942. | © LAPI / Roger-Viollet
209-6 DG
World War II. Park for children and forbidden to Jewish people. Paris, November 1942.
 
Roger-Viollet | 801815 | World war II. Exhibition  The Jew and France  in the palais Berlitz. Paris, August 1941. | © LAPI / Roger-Viollet
1207-12 DG
World war II. Exhibition "The Jew and France" in the palais Berlitz. Paris, August 1941.
 
Roger-Viollet | 442572 | World War II. Tandem used to make electricity. Paris, August 1st, 1944. | © LAPI / Roger-Viollet
13055-5 DG
World War II. Tandem used to make electricity. Paris, August 1st, 1944.
 
Roger-Viollet | 435886 | World War II. Inventory of the Wildenstein gallery, 57 rue La Boétie. Paris (8th arr.), April 1941. | © LAPI / Roger-Viollet
2590-12 DG
World War II. Inventory of the Wildenstein gallery, 57 rue La Boétie. Paris (8th arr.), April 1941.
 
Roger-Viollet | 336889 | World War II. The Halles. Parisians looking for some food. Paris (1st arrondissement), 1940. | © LAPI / Roger-Viollet
24051-3 DG
World War II. The Halles. Parisians looking for some food. Paris (1st arrondissement), 1940.
 
Roger-Viollet | 308291 | World War II. Recruiting office for the French unit of the Waffen SS. Paris, August 1943. | © LAPI / Roger-Viollet
2124-1 DG
World War II. Recruiting office for the French unit of the Waffen SS. Paris, August 1943.
Roger-Viollet | 942718 | World War II. German soldiers buying postcards. Versailles, on August 19, 1940. | © LAPI / Roger-Viollet
537-12 DG
World War II. German soldiers buying postcards. Versailles, on August 19, 1940.
Roger-Viollet | 899051 | Showers in a school. Paris, March, 1943. | © LAPI / Roger-Viollet
3508-13 DG
Showers in a school. Paris, March, 1943.
 
Roger-Viollet | 841534 | World War II. Departure of a contigent of volunteers for the French unity of the Waffen SS. Paris, gare de l'Est, September 1943. | © LAPI / Roger-Viollet
3827-8 DG
World War II. Departure of a contigent of volunteers for the French unity of the Waffen SS. Paris, [...]
Roger-Viollet | 670651 | World War II. Athletes taking the oath. Paris, parc des Princes, June 29th, 1941. | © LAPI / Roger-Viollet
3334-4 DG
World War II. Athletes taking the oath. Paris, parc des Princes, June 29th, 1941.
 
Roger-Viollet | 651666 | Elephant procession in the streets of Paris. March, 1941. | © LAPI / Roger-Viollet
3978-5 DG
Elephant procession in the streets of Paris. March, 1941.
 
Roger-Viollet | 575875 | World War II. German soldiers buying ice creams. Paris, 1940. | © LAPI / Roger-Viollet
537-11 DG
World War II. German soldiers buying ice creams. Paris, 1940.
 
Roger-Viollet | 533653 | World War II. Policemen taking the oath, in Chaillot palace, in Paris, January, 1942 (photograph forbidden by the censorship). | © LAPI / Roger-Viollet
765-13 DG
World War II. Policemen taking the oath, in Chaillot palace, in Paris, January, 1942 (photograph [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 469704 | World War II. Dog dragging a cart full of milk cans. Paris, 1941. | © LAPI / Roger-Viollet
672-4 DG
World War II. Dog dragging a cart full of milk cans. Paris, 1941.
 
Roger-Viollet | 432892 | World War II. Meeting of the Paris North African section of the French League founded by Pierre Costantini, in March 1941. | © LAPI / Roger-Viollet
685-4 DG
World War II. Meeting of the Paris North African section of the French League founded by Pierre [...]
Roger-Viollet | 166549 | World War II. Wedding on a cycle taxi, at the place de la Madeleine. Paris, December 1941. | © LAPI / Roger-Viollet
4465-9 DG
World War II. Wedding on a cycle taxi, at the place de la Madeleine. Paris, December 1941.
 
Roger-Viollet | 550688 | Cleaning street lamps on the place Vendôme. Paris (1st arrondissement), 1944. | © LAPI / Roger-Viollet
1410-5 DG
Cleaning street lamps on the place Vendôme. Paris (1st arrondissement), 1944.
 
Roger-Viollet | 659614 | World War II. Madeleine-Bastille double decker bus, near the Paris Opera, on June 17, 1941. | © LAPI / Roger-Viollet
23229-3 DG
World War II. Madeleine-Bastille double decker bus, near the Paris Opera, on June 17, 1941.
 
Roger-Viollet | 466618 | Electric cars. On the left : car with aluminium bodywork designed by Paul Arzens (at the steering wheel). On the right : coupé made by the Bréguet workshops. Paris, July 1942. | © LAPI / Roger-Viollet
2126-9 DG
Electric cars. On the left : car with aluminium bodywork designed by Paul Arzens (at the steering [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 789571 | World War II. Young men leaving for Germany. Paris, January 1943. | © LAPI / Roger-Viollet
122753-3 DG
World War II. Young men leaving for Germany. Paris, January 1943.
Roger-Viollet | 838223 | Balloons at the Villacoublay air show (France), 1938. | © LAPI / Roger-Viollet
88763-2 DG
Balloons at the Villacoublay air show (France), 1938.
 
Roger-Viollet | 893255 | Ticket seller of the national lottery. Paris, 1956. | © LAPI / Roger-Viollet
9206-12 DG
Ticket seller of the national lottery. Paris, 1956.
 
Roger-Viollet | 506401 | Louis Aragon, French writer, on March, 1945. | © LAPI / Roger-Viollet
491-14 DG
Louis Aragon, French writer, on March, 1945.
Roger-Viollet | 818092 | The queen Elizabeth (1900-2002), king George VI of England's wife. | © LAPI / Roger-Viollet
333-4 DG
The queen Elizabeth (1900-2002), king George VI of England's wife.
Roger-Viollet | 917513 | Louis Lumière (1864-1948), photographed next to a projector, October 1943. | © LAPI / Roger-Viollet
209-15 DG
Louis Lumière (1864-1948), photographed next to a projector, October 1943.
Roger-Viollet | 247341 | Hitch-hicker on the road between Trégastel and Perros-Guirrec (France) in Brittany, 1938. | © LAPI / Roger-Viollet
208-10 DG
Hitch-hicker on the road between Trégastel and Perros-Guirrec (France) in Brittany, 1938.
Roger-Viollet | 482032 | World War II. The Marshal Pétain greeting mayors from Gironde, with on the first row, Sabatier, Region prefect, Vichy, September 1943. | © LAPI / Roger-Viollet
185-2 DG
World War II. The Marshal Pétain greeting mayors from Gironde, with on the first row, Sabatier, [...]
Roger-Viollet | 789951 | Grape harvest in the Champagne region (Möet et Chandon). France, 1941. | © LAPI / Roger-Viollet
17-14 DG
Grape harvest in the Champagne region (Möet et Chandon). France, 1941.
Roger-Viollet | 1016857 | Lowering of the Seine water level in Paris. Small boats grounded in the mud. August, 1942. | © LAPI / Roger-Viollet
21-8 DG
Lowering of the Seine water level in Paris. Small boats grounded in the mud. August, 1942.