Barras, Victor

Identity

Category

Person (Male)

Alternative name or descriptor

  • Maison Straus (in Liège, Rue du Pont-d’Ile)

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Status

  • Professional

Details

Life dates

Marseille [F], 1845 - ?, ?

Activity

1870 */ Bruxelles, Rue Neuve, 67
Joseph Victor Honoré, ° 15.10.1845. He arrived in Ypres in April 1869, where he intended to establish himself. From January until April 1870, he worked at this address as an operator at Dupont’s studio.
1870 * Liège, Rue de la Cathédrale, 53
Successor: Raufaste Pierre
Opening announced for 15.8.1870. In advertisements, he claimed to have been a former operator of Reutlinger and Numa Blanc in Paris.
1871 * - 1873 Liège, Rue du Pont-d’Ile, 4
Successor: Van Malderen Joseph (Fils)
Recorded as a photographer at this address on 19.8.1871 on the occasion of his wedding to Mélanie Wyngaard (° Liège, 15.6.1840; + Brussels - Saint-Gilles, 12.1.1899). According to the Tarlier directory, he was still active at this address in 1878, but it is highly unlikely he was still associated here with "Maison Straus" after 1875.
1871 Tongres, Hôtel du Casque
"Mr Barras will be at the Hôtel de Casque every Wednesday of the week" (De Postrijder, 24.6.1871). Barras was already operating at the Rue du Pont-d'Ile at this time.
1873 * Liège, Rue Vinave-d’Ile, 4
Announced in "La Meuse" on 7.6.1873 that a new studio for artistic photography had just been completed at this address and that he would be operating here himself.
1875 - 1897 Liège, Rue de la Cathédrale, 40<75>, 81<79-81>, 79<81-83>, then 77<97>
In 1882-1883, two different entries in the directory: “Barras J.”, Rue de la Cathédrale and “Barras, J.V.”, Passage Lemonnier.
1875 - 1898 / Liège, Passage Lemonnier, 10-12 or 25<98>
Successor: Plum Paul Joseph (at no. 25)
In the directories: “V.“ from 1882 until 1888. “J.V.“ from 1878 until 1888; “J.“ from 1891 until 1895. Barras - Wyngaard is listed in 1879, probably related to E. Wyngaard (see that name). “Photographer to Mgr the Count of Flanders” in 1895. Negatives transferred to Plum at no. 25 by July 1898, indicating cessation of activities by Barras himself at this address, even though his name was still listed at no. 25 in directories in 1899-1900.
1878 - 1880 Liège, Rue du Pot-d’Or, 45
Predecessor: T’Servranckx Fils
“V.“ in 1879 and “J.“ in 1880 in the directories.
1882 * - 1885 Liège, Rue de l’Université, 42<84> or 12<85>
No first name in the directory. Studio on the ground floor. Moved here from the Rue de la Cathédrale.
1899 Bruxelles - Saint-Gilles, Rue Jean Stas, 16
On his wife's death certificate at this address on 12.1.1899, Victor was recorded as domiciled in Paris, Boulevard Magenta, 129 B. "Industrial photography Barras" (Le Patriote, 26.1.1899).
1899 Bruxelles, Rue d’Or, 4
Successor: Dupont Henri #
“Baras, V.” in the directory. Also see entry for Barras, Victor (Fils).

Locations

1870 */ Bruxelles, Rue Neuve, 67
1870 * Liège, Rue de la Cathédrale, 53
1871 * - 1873 Liège, Rue du Pont-d’Ile, 4
1871 Tongres, Hôtel du Casque
1873 * Liège, Rue Vinave-d’Ile, 4
1875 - 1897 Liège, Rue de la Cathédrale, 40<75>, 81<79-81>, 79<81-83>, then 77<97>
1875 - 1898 / Liège, Passage Lemonnier, 10-12 or 25<98>
1878 - 1880 Liège, Rue du Pot-d’Or, 45
1882 * - 1885 Liège, Rue de l’Université, 42<84> or 12<85>
1899 Bruxelles - Saint-Gilles, Rue Jean Stas, 16
1899 Bruxelles, Rue d’Or, 4

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DIRECTORY_1997#5053

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FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 16.11.2018, 20.1.2019 & 20.4.2019 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght; MD revised 4.5.2020 & 18.5.2020; SFJ revised 24.8.2020 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght

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