Atget’s Magnificent Door Knockers (4)

Eugène Atget, Heurtoir, Hotel de Conflans, 24 Rue de l’Universite, 1909 (2008.111.37)

Google Street View, 24 Rue de l’Université, April 2018

Fortunately this magnificent door knocker, painted blue, (and there’s a pair of them!) appears to still exist in the wild…

Eugène Atget, Heurtoir, 20 Rue de Varenne, 1911 (2009.79.43)

Google Street View, 20 Rue de Varenne, April 2018

This magnificent door knocker, partially painted blue, appears to still exist, and now miraculously there are two of them, in the streets of Paris.

An exquisite selection of Eugène Atget’s magnificent door knockers presented in chronological order and a Google map. Atget was alive from 1857-1927.

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