Published during the early 1930’s to highlight the various trades and professions in France, La France Travaille captures a snapshot of time with photography and essays by a number of noteworthy French writers. There were over a dozen volumes created, and I’ve managed to gather most of them over the past several years – the photos in this first post are from the issue for Gens de Mer (seafarers) and show fishermen, boat crews, and longshoremen, all at work around the coasts of Brittany.

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