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Snapshot, 1931: Park life in Paris

In the Parc des Princes in Paris, ‘Miss Paris’ 1931 poses with a tuba alongside the famous Bugatti racing driver Louis Chiron...

The event in question is the Artists’ Automobile Championship, which comprises a traditional road race and a concours d’elegance competition, the latter of which is held in the Parc des Princes. It’s not known whether the Bugatti on which ‘Miss Paris’ 1931 is perched was driven in the aforementioned race by Chiron himself, but he clearly looks happy that she’s been chosen to pose with the car. We wonder whether she’s as an accomplished a tuba player as Chiron is a driver… 

Photo: Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images

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