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Le Bureau: 1964

Le Bureau: 1964

This photo was taken at my father's company, Dassault Aéronautique, in 1964 at Joinville-le-Pont, near Paris in France. My father is at the middle of the image. In the background, is the Marne river. View full size.

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Happy New Year

more or less, according to the calendar on the desk.


I can smell that frosty air mixed with bus diesel outside those windows. I lived in Paris in 1964-65 while attending high school. This scene is so familiar.


That looks like a slide rule box to your father's right. Another lost art today.

Welcome Goudy

What a fine picture. Are these people engineers, or accountants, or something else? I like the furniture in this office; reminds me of IKEA! Never underestimate the aircraft of Dassault. The Mirage was, and is, one of the best jet fighters ever!


I do believe that I see a Citroën 2CV behind the curtain near the center of the frame.

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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