Leeks, cauliflower, cabbage, and garlic were but a few of the vegetables available from this unpretentious grocery store on an unknown Parisian street. Fruits, momentarily shaded from the sun by burlap covers, were also available. To keep the woven baskets used in the display from upset or theft, the owner threaded a cord through them and attached it to the plank shelving.


  • Title: Epicerie Fruterie
  • Creator: Eugène Atget
  • Date Created: 1912
  • Location Created: Paris, France
  • Physical Dimensions: 22.2 × 17.6 cm (8 3/4 × 6 15/16 in.)
  • Type: Print
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Albumen silver print
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 94.XM.108.10
  • Culture: French
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Anonymous gift
  • Creator Display Name: Eugène Atget (French, 1857 - 1927)
  • Classification: Photographs (Visual Works)

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