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Boutique - rue du Petit Thomas
Eugène Atget (French, 1857 - 1927)
Paris, France (Place Depicted)
Albumen silver print
22.6 × 17 cm (8 7/8 × 6 11/16 in.)
The proprietress at this secondhand shop slumped in the sun, dozing among her tightly packed goods while Eugène Atget made this picture. The neat display of suitcases, trunks, satchels, overcoats, lap blankets, and other gear for travelers was carefully arranged along the sidewalk so as to appear most appealing. Two mannequins in chauffeur's uniforms stood guard over both the merchandise and the shop's entry. The eclectic array of goods sold by this establishment included musical instruments and, according to the sign over the shop door, clothes for wedding parties.
The Man in the Street: Eugène Atget in Paris (June 20 to October 8, 2000)
- The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), June 20 to October 8, 2000
Mac-Orlan , Pierre. Atget, Photographe de Paris (Paris: H. Jonquie`res, 1930), pl. 21.