Place made: New York, New York, United States

Saint-Cloud, ca. 1921, printed 1930s

Gelatin silver print
22.4 x 17.1 cm. (8 13/16 x 6 3/4 in.)
mount: 36.3 x 28.6 cm. (14 5/16 x 11 1/4 in.)
Museum purchase, Fowler McCormick, Class of 1921, Fund
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. He did not receive widespread recognition until the 1920s, when the American photographer Berenice Abbott published many of his images and championed his work.