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), Eugène Atget, 1923, printed 1956 via


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


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


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


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


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