Alker, Charles

Identity

Category

Person (Male)

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  • Connected

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Life dates

Saint-Amand-les-Eaux [Nord, F], 1838 - Brussels, 1907

Activity

1870 * - 1879 /  Bruxelles, Place de Louvain, 8
Predecessor: Geymet & Alker
Charles Victor Auguste, ° 17.2.1838; + 24.4.1907. Chemist and chemicals dealer. Arrived from Paris on 10.9.1870 where he was a partner of Geymet (see Geymet & Alker). Collotypes, photolithographs. Published a plan for the restoration and preservation of the ‘Colonne du Congrès’ in 1877. A partnership agreement establishing the firm of Alker & Chotteau, signed on 26.6.1875, covered "the exploitation of stores and studios for the sale and manufacture of chemicals and cameras for photography and the arts in general, electro-metallurgy and photolithography". Business partner of Idesbald Chotteau at this address until c. 1879. Founder member of the ABP.
1879 * - 1881 / Bruxelles, Rue Royale, 23a
Supplies for photographers. At this address from 11.9.1879 until 3.2.1881. In the 1880s he was registered as an office clerk; in 1890 as an electrician. Founder member of the "Société belge des électriciens" in 1884.
1890 - 1895 Bruxelles, Rue de l’Association, 9
Electroplated bronze of a lion on the Waterloo monument in the Brussels cemetery, 1890. Married in Brussels on 14.12.1896 when he was described as an electrical engineer.

Locations

1870 * - 1879 /  Bruxelles, Place de Louvain, 8
1879 * - 1881 / Bruxelles, Rue Royale, 23a
1890 - 1895 Bruxelles, Rue de l’Association, 9

Exhibitions

Brussels, 1874; Brussels, 1875; Paris, 1878 ("Alker & Chotteau").

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Affiliated entity

Association belge de Photographie

Type of affiliation

Member of

Dates of affiliation

1874 - 1877

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Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#59

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Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 31.1.2017, 7.6.2017 & 1.1.2019; SFJ revised 19.9.2019, 15.3.2022, 10.10.2022 & 3.10.2023 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght

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