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Street Paver

Accession Number
1974/1.116

Title
Street Paver

Artist(s)
Eugène Atget

Artist Nationality
French (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1899 - 1900

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
In this photograph, three street pavers set a road in Paris. The central figure is the focus of Atget's attention; the background behind the street paver is somewhat blurry, drawing attention to the details of the man's clothing and the wooden tool he uses to press the stones into the ground. On either side of this figure is an older worker and a child, indicating that this form of manual labor was performed by a wide range of age groups.

Physical Description
Street pavers setting a road in Paris.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
Paris
child labor
children (people by age group)
documentary photography
horse-drawn vehicles
horses
laborers
male
modern and contemporary art
paving tile
streets

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