Voitures, marché des Patriarches, rue Mouffetard , 1910

Albumen print
17 × 22.3 cm (6 11/16 × 8 3/4 in.)
mount: 37 x 29.6 cm. (14 9/16 x 11 5/8 in.)
Museum purchase, gift of the Friends of the Princeton University Art Museum in honor of Peter C. Bunnell
Nesbit 35
In just over three decades, the French photographer Eugène Atget made ten thousand photographic negatives that documented the cultural legacy of France and its rapidly changing capital, Paris. Atget considered himself a documentary photographer and marketed his services to artists, architects, libraries, and museums. His diverse portfolio included images of street scenes, such as this view of carriages on the rue Moffetard. He did not receive widespread recognition until the 1920s, when the American photographer Berenice Abbott published many of his images and championed his work.