Désolé, France is not on the trajectory of the partial solar eclipse taking place this Saturday (Aug. 11). About a century ago, Parisians were luckier: The total eclipse of April 17, 1912 brought them out to the streets in droves. The spectacle was front-page news in the country — alongside early reports of a certain maritime disaster, that happened just two days before this picture was taken: the sinking of the HMS Titanic.
French flâneurEugene Atget (1857-1927) was a pioneering documentary photographer. His images of architecture, landscapes and fashion offer a unique glimpse of Paris and its culture in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In the 1920s, toward the end of his life, Atget's work attracted attention from avant-garde artists such as Man Ray, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso.
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