The 1895 international photographic art exposition hosted by the Photo-Club de Paris was held at the Galerie Durand-Ruel, II rue Le Peletier in Paris from March 22, 1895- April 11, 1895. The folio catalogue lists 218 different photographers from around the world who gained admittance to this salon.
This portfolio of large-plate, hand-pulled heliogravures (photogravures), was the personal copy of Photo-Club de Paris founder member Constant Puyo. It is example #101 of 470 deluxe copies printed on French (mould made) white Marais paper. An additional 30 copies were printed on Imperial Japan paper. The 64 individual photographs and one watercolor drawing (aquarelle) represented in this portfolio were printed by the French Atelier Charles Wittmann. Copper plates for the plate impressions were prepared by Lemercier, Dujardin, Richard Paulussen, Fillon et Heuse, R. Dunthom, J. Blechinger, Bordier, and Otto Schmidt. Letterpress was executed by L’Imprimerie Chaix.