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The Old School of Medicine, rue de la Bucherie
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Eugène Atget
French, Paris, 1898
Albumen print
8 1/4 x 6 15/16 in.
90.XM.47

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At this intersection, a dome surmounts an architecturally eclectic building with shuttered windows and an arch surmounted by a cartouche. Eugène Atget's quest for the remnants of Paris's past led him to photograph this unusual building, which once housed the medical school of the University of Paris. He also captured the wine shop across from it, with its potted plants along the sidewalk and vegetable cart parked in the street. Despite human activity on each of the three corners, the intersection appears still and quiet.