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Mannequin

Accession Number
1974/1.119

Title
Mannequin

Artist(s)
Eugène Atget

Artist Nationality
French (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1927

Medium & Support
gold-toned gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
10 in x 13 in (25.4 cm x 33.02 cm)

Credit Line
Museum Purchase

Subject matter
The mannequin was a subject Atget returned to at several points throughout his career. In this image, a single headless mannequin is centrally framed and wearing what appears to be night clothes. Behind the form is a display window filled with shirts and other accessories, in addition to a glass display case with other objects intended for a male consumer. Atget may have been amused by the placement of this intimate and private garment in such a public location (possibly outside the shop). 

Physical Description
A headless mannequin wearing a white shirt and pants.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
documentary photography
mannequins (costume equipment)
menswear
modern and contemporary art
reflections
shopping
show-windows
stores
streets
window

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