Nikola Tesla arrives in Paris (France) in April 1882.

In May 1884, he will leave France from the port of Le Havre to emigrate to the United States.

In the meantime, he will have spent a year in Strasbourg – German city at that time – where he will make the prototype of his alternating current electric motor.

This photograph was taken, in 1882 or 1883, by Henri Dupont of the Studio Blanc located at 11, rue de Buci in the 6th arrondissement of Paris.