Rue de la Corderie

Eugène Atgetnegative 1911; print 1920 - 1929

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

Masks, shoes, and a crown line the shelves of the window, while a clown suit and a child's military jacket adorn the facade of this extremely modest costume shop. A rod running over the window and door, along with brackets on the building's corner, provided ample space for this merchant to present goods outside the shop itself, a practice regarded as inelegant and unsuitable for valuable items. Eugène Atget's interest in merchandise display specifically excluded the grand windows of bourgeois boutiques and department stores in favor of cheaper commodities hung outside small storefronts and strewn across sidewalks.

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  • Title: Rue de la Corderie
  • Creator: Eugène Atget
  • Date: negative 1911; print 1920 - 1929
  • Location Created: Paris, France
  • Physical Dimensions: 22.5 x 17.9 cm (8 7/8 x 7 1/16 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
  • Object Type: Print
  • Object Status: Permanent Collection
  • Number: 84.XM.1034.4
  • Markings: Markings: Atget wet stamp verso print in black ink. Other Markings: Berenice Abbott Paris wet stamp verso print in purple ink.
  • Inscription: Inscription: Negative number 239 and title inscribed verso print in pencil.
  • Display Location: Not currently on view
  • Department: Photographs
  • Culture: French
  • Classification: Photographs