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Petit Bacchus, 61, rue St. Louis en l'Ile (The Little Bacchus Café, rue St. Louis en l'Ile)
Eugène Atget (French, 1857 - 1927)
Paris, France (Place Created)
1901 - 1902
Albumen silver print
22.1 × 17.8 cm (8 11/16 × 7 in.)
·   Shop Sign, rue St.-Louis
The elaborately worked iron on this storefront dates to the 1600s, evoking a time when literacy was uncommon and symbols were a more effective means of conveying an idea. Above the shop's door, a baby
From behind the glass panes of the shop door, a waitress peers out at the photographer in the street. Though Eugène Atget was far more interested in documenting the facade of the wine shop than the waitress's image, her presence adds an engaging aspect to the composition.
The Man in the Street: Eugene Atget in Paris, exh. brochure (Los Angeles: The J. Paul Getty Museum), fig. 6.
Martinez, Romeo and Alain Pougetoux. Atget: Voyages en Ville (Paris: Chene/Hachette, 1979), p. 49.
Atget, Eugène and Romeo Martinez. Eugène Atget 1857-1927 (Milano: Electa, 1979), p. 54.
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian. Eugène Atget, Fotógrafo, 1857-1927: Lisboa, Junho 1981 (Lisboa: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, 1981), fig. 16.
Baldwin, Gordon. In Focus: Eugène Atget: Photographs from the J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2000), pl. 10.