Agthe, Auguste

Identity

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Person (Male)

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  • Amateur / Connected

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Life dates

Antwerp, 1851 - Kalmthout, 1928

Activity

1880 ca - 1904 Anvers, Pont de Meir, 9
Auguste Julius, ° 2.3.1851; + 23.1.1928. Optician and watchmaker. Constructed a camera for kite photography in 1888. Two views in the collection of the Museum of Photography in Antwerp, taken in Antwerp Zoo and dated to 1888, are signed "A. Agthe". Photographs of the 1889 disaster of Antwerp (explosion of an ammunition factory). Member of the photographic section of the "Cercle artistique, littéraire et scientifique d’Anvers". His father, Christophe Julius Agthe (° Sangerhausen [Prussia], 31.7.1818), active as a watchmaker in Antwerp since March 1839, was registered as a watchmaker and optician at this address in 1880. Ink stamp on views, 1880 ca, "J. Agthe & Fils / Horloger Opticien" at this address, pointing to the sale of photographs.

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1880 ca - 1904 Anvers, Pont de Meir, 9

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Affiliated entity

Association belge de Photographie

Type of affiliation

Member of

Dates of affiliation

1885 - 1893

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Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#40

Identity of institution

FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 24.4.2019 & 2.8.2020 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght; MD revised 18.6.2020

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