The Fallen Horse by Robert Doisneau (1942)

“The Fallen Horse” is a photograph by artist Robert Doisneau, taken in Paris in the year 1942. The image depicts a scene on a rain-soaked street where a group of people gathers around a horse that has collapsed on the ground. The horse appears to be at the center of attention, lying on its side, with its harness partially removed, suggesting some form of distress or exhaustion. The onlookers show a mixture of concern and curiosity, with various expressions and postures that suggest active engagement with the situation. The photograph captures the immediacy of urban life during a challenging period in history, with the cobblestone street and the architecture of the buildings indicating the Parisian setting of the early 1940s.

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