Boutique - rue du Petit Thomas

Eugène Atget1910 - 1911

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

The proprietress at this secondhand shop slumped in the sun, dozing among her tightly packed goods while Eugène Atget made this picture. The neat display of suitcases, trunks, satchels, overcoats, lap blankets, and other gear for travelers was carefully arranged along the sidewalk so as to appear most appealing. Two mannequins in chauffeur's uniforms stood guard over both the merchandise and the shop's entry. The eclectic array of goods sold by this establishment included musical instruments and, according to the sign over the shop door, clothes for wedding parties.

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  • Title: Boutique - rue du Petit Thomas
  • Creator: Eugène Atget
  • Date: 1910 - 1911
  • Physical Dimensions: 22.6 x 17 cm (8 7/8 x 6 11/16 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, Anonymous gift
  • Object Type: Print
  • Object Status: Permanent Collection
  • Number: 94.XM.108.7
  • Inscription: (Recto, print) lower right, inscribed on negative: "238" [in reverse] (Verso, mount) upper center, in pencil: "Boutique - rue du Petit Thomas" upper right, in pencil: "238"
  • Display Location: Not currently on view
  • Department: Photographs
  • Culture: French
  • Credit Line: Anonymous gift
  • Classification: Photographs