A Collection Old Paris Photos by Eugène Atget

Eugène Atget (1857 – 1927) was a French flâneur and a pioneer of documentary photography, noted for his determination to document all of the architecture and street scenes of Paris before their disappearance to modernization. Most of his photographs were first published by Berenice Abbott after his death. An inspiration for the surrealists and other artists, his genius was only recognized by a handful of young artists in the last two years of his life, and he did not live to see the wide acclaim his work would eventually receive.

Carrousel_MET

Carrousel (MET), Eugène Atget, 1923, printed 1956 via

St._Cloud_MET_

St. Cloud (MET), Eugène Atget, 1915–19, printed 1956

Eclipse_MET_

Eclipse (MET), Eugène Atget, 1911, printed 1956 via

pompe_funebre_.jpg

Pompe Funebre (1e Classe/MET), Eugène Atget, 1910, printed 1956 via

Bar_de_Cabaret_MET_DP112705

Bar de Cabaret (MET), Eugène Atget, 1900–1911, printed 1956 via

Rue_St._Rustique,_Montmartre_MET_

Rue St. Rustique, Montmartre (MET), Eugène Atget, 1922, printed 1956 via

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