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Front Populaire: 1935-1936

Magnum co-founder David 'Chim' Seymour documents the earliest years of the French left-wing political party during the mid-1930s

David Seymour

David Seymour Demonstration in memory of those who were killed during the 1871 Paris Commune. The group "Mars" have climbed a small chapel of the Pere Lachaise cemetery. From left: Charles Dinerstein (died in co (...)
David Seymour Striking workers in the courtyard of the Jacquenet and Mesnet factory. France. June, 1936. © David Seymour | Magnum Photos
David Seymour Parisian suburbs. National strike for the 40 hour week, paid holidays and collective agreements. Workers during a sit-in at their factory. France. June, 1936. © David Seymour | Magnum Photos
David Seymour French politician Jacques Duclos during a meeting for the 40 hour week, paid holidays, and collective agreements. Salle Bullier, Paris, France. 1935. © David Seymour | Magnum Photos
David Seymour Municipal elections. Electoral rally organised by the Fascist women members of the National Socialist Party. Paris, France. May 5 & 12, 1935. © David Seymour | Magnum Photos
David Seymour Tribute to Romain Rolland for his 70th Birthday. Speaking: Marcel Cachin, leader of the French Communist Party. Palais de la Mutualité. Paris, France. January 31, 1936. © David Seymour | Magnum Photos
David Seymour National strike for the 40-hour week, paid holidays, and collective agreements. Workers organise a sit-in at their steel factory. Town of Saint-Ouen, Seine-Saint-Denis department, Ile-de-France reg (...)
David Seymour Young miners. Northern France. 1935. © David Seymour | Magnum Photos
David Seymour Popular Front. French Prime Minister Leon Blum lighting the cigarette of the French ethnologist and director of the "Musee de l'Homme" Paul Rivet, during the commemoration of the Paris Commune. Per (...)
David Seymour Anti-fascist demonstration. Paris, France. 1936. © David Seymour | Magnum Photos
David Seymour National strike for the 40-hour week, paid holidays, and collective agreements. Workers receive visits from their families during the factory sit-in. Paris, France. June, 1936. © David Seymour | Magnum Photos
David Seymour Les Halles, 1st arrondissement, Paris, France. 1936. © David Seymour | Magnum Photos
David Seymour After the inauguration of the Romain Rolland Stadium, a reception party with Romain Rolland (left), Marcel Cachin (center) and Paul Vaillant Coutorier (right). Clamecy, Nièvre department, Bourgogne (...)
David Seymour Pacifist meeting for the disarmament of nations. Saint-Cloud, Outskirts of Paris, France. August 9, 1936. © David Seymour | Magnum Photos