Aux Abattoirs de la Villette  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Aux Abattoirs de la Villette[1] is a series of thirty-four photographs by Eli Lotar.

Eli Lotar's reportage on the Parisian Grande halle de la Villette's slaughterhouses (1929, issue 6 of Documents) was a theme very much in line with Georges Bataille's interests in sacrificial rituals and became one of his best-known works.

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