Atget’s Magnificent Door Knockers (3)


Eugène Atget, Door Knocker, Hotel Jean de Fourcy, 30 Rue des Francs-Bourgeois 30, Paris, 1908 (2011.52.17)



Google Street View, 30 Rue des Francs-Bourgeois, August 2017

Sadly this magnificent door knocker appears to no longer exist in the wild. (Although it appears to have an excellent replacement.)


Eugène Atget, Heurtoir, 10 Rue Saint-Louis-en-l’Ile, Paris, 1909 (2009.79.42)




Google Street View, 10 Rue Saint-Louis en l’Île, May 2018

This magnificent door knocker, hundred years after Atget’s beautiful photo was made, appears to still exist in the wild…

A selection of Eugène Atget’s magnificent door knockers presented in chronological order and a Google map.

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