Tag Archives: Eugène Atget

Atget’s Escher

Eugène Atget, Escalier 25 rue des Blancs-Manteaux, 1903-04 (2008.112.21) Eugène Atget (1857-1927) was a none-too-successful actor and painter before he became a photographer in the late 1880s. He focused on documenting Paris and its surroundings, for a while specializing in old … Continue reading

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Atget’s Port Dauphine

Eugène Atget, Port Dauphine, 1913 (2009.79.5) An astute documenter of Parisian urbanity, Eugène Atget also photographed the city’s fortifications in 1913. Under Louis XIV, fortress walls were destroyed in 1670 but fears of German invasion led to defense commissions in the 1830s. … Continue reading

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The Forest of Fontainebleau

The first known photographic image of the forest of Fontainebleau (French: Forêt de Fontainebleau, or Forêt de Bière, meaning “forest of heather”—lying sixty kilometers southeast of Paris) is a daguerreotype by an anonymous photographer from around 1845, which can be … Continue reading

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A Photographic Escher

Eugène Atget, Escalier 25 rue des Blancs-Manteaux, 1903-04 (2008.112.21) French photographer Eugène Atget,  (1857-1927) was an unsuccessful actor and painter before he became a photographer in the late 1880s. During his lifetime he focused on documenting Paris and its surroundings, … Continue reading

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Timeless (Cheap Imitation)

Weegee, It’s six o’clock in the morning on the electric clock on top of the Consolidated Edison Company building on Fourteenth Street… I think they have the clock up there to remind the customers to pay their bills, ca. 1945 … Continue reading

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Apples

Eugène Atget, Pommier, ca. 1898-1900 Robert Cumming, Apple and View Camera, 1980 Edward Steichen, Three Apples. France, ca. 1921 (A small, subtle memorial for Steve Jobs.)

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Earthday 2010

Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified Woman Sitting on Fallen Tree in Forest], ca. 1909 Dan Weiner, Sunbathers, Czechoslovakia, 1957 Laura McPhee, Banyan Tree and 16th Century Terracotta Temple, Attpur, West Bengal, India, 1988 Eugène Atget, Trianon, 1910-14 Alfred Eisenstaedt, Giant oak tree … Continue reading

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