The Morris Columns (Colonnes Morris or Colonnes d’Affichage) are a set of ornamental cast-iron columns located on the streets of Paris, France. They are a distinctive feature of the streetscape in Paris, France.

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These ubiquitous cylindrical advertising columns were designed in the 1860s by Gabriel Morris as a means to display posters and advertisements.

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The columns stand about 4 meters (13 feet) tall and have a distinctive decorative design inspired by the neo-Renaissance style popular during Napoleon III’s reign. They feature fluted shafts with ornate capitals and bases adorned with plant and animal motifs.

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Originally numbering over 100, the Morris Columns allowed the city to regulate and consolidate poster advertising after previously being displayed in a haphazard way on buildings and fences. Their design allowed posters to be glued to the column’s surface and removed periodically.

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While their original advertising function has diminished over time, the Morris Columns are now considered iconic pieces of street furniture and emblems of 19th-century Parisian urban design. They are operated by JCDecaux.

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Many have been designated as historic monuments. Hundreds of authentic Morris Columns remain standing in locations across Paris today.

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