Ragpickers' HutArtist(s)Eugène AtgetArtist NationalityFrench (culture or style)Object Creation Date1912Medium & Supportgold-toned gelatin silver print on paperDimensions
10 in x 13 in (25.4 cm x 33.02 cm)Credit LineMuseum PurchaseSubject matter
In this photograph Atget treats a ragpickers' hut with the same solemnity and attention as one might reserve for monumental architecture. The shack is tightly framed and silhouetted against the sky, with little extraneous context included. Although the building appears flimsy and is situated on a patch of dirt, the façade is decorated with figurines and other trinkets, while a plant is being coaxed to grow up the side of the structure. Like many of Atget's photographs we do not see the occupants of the hut, but the photographer's close attention to their belongings lends a personal resonance to the image.Physical Description
Shack belonging to a group of ragpickers.Primary Object ClassificationPhotographCollection AreaPhotographyRights
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