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25, Rue des Blancs Manteaux (Café, rue des Blancs Manteaux)

Eugène Atget1900

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

A formally dressed waiter stares at the camera from inside this cabaret while above him hangs a sign depicting an armored man lounging on a cannon; combined with the establishment's name, these two subjects create a strikingly masculine image. Although the presence of the waiter implies that this photograph is a portrait, Eugène Atget was actually documenting the elaborately gilded ironwork sign above the entrance, which dates from the 1700s. Atget photographed a number of such signs, including a baby Bacchus astride a wine cask, and the bucket and pulley at a well.

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  • Title: 25, Rue des Blancs Manteaux (Café, rue des Blancs Manteaux)
  • Creator: Eugène Atget
  • Date: 1900
  • Location Created: Paris, France
  • Physical Dimensions: 21.9 x 17.8 cm (8 5/8 x 7 in.)
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Albumen silver print
  • Source Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Object Type: Print
  • Object Status: Permanent Collection
  • Number: 90.XM.45.2
  • Inscription: Inscription: Inscribed verso print in pencil: title and negative number "4079". Secondary Inscription: Inscribed verso print in pencil in unknown hand: "cabaret".
  • Display Location: Not currently on view
  • Department: Photographs
  • Culture: French
  • Classification: Photographs

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