JOUEUR D'ORGUE À PARIS, 1898About this photograph
This photograph of an organ player in a Paris street is from the Picturesque Paris series created by Atget at the very end of the 1890?s. The symbol of a disappearing profession in a street of the capital, roving musicians greatly contributed to the diffusion of ideas or news in the same way as newspapers. In fact, beyond several common varieties of popular music, their repertoire was often inspired by important events or outstanding news items, providing advertising for these events.Read more Read less
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