Becker, Henri [1/2]

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Person (Male)

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Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

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  • Professional

Details

Life dates

Düsseldorf [Prussia], 1856 - ?, ?

Activity

1880 - 1881 Anvers, Rue Dambrugge, 28/37 then 98 (same building)
Henri Louis Philippe. At Indenklef’s studio. Arrived from Cologne [D] on 15.6.1880 and returned there on 30.9.1880. Another short visit in 1881, before settling permanently in Belgium in 1885. Married Caroline Dispa (° Vilvoorde, 1840) in Ghent in 1894. Becker went on to create a multiple-branch business, in particular by deploying members of his immediate family: his wife, daughter and step-son.
1895 - 1911 Anvers, Rue des Arquebusiers, 20
This is the only address 1896 ca. Still listed here in Monod directory, 1913. However, Becker had changed domicile from this address to Brussels, Place de la Chapelle, 14, a studio in the name of his step-son Théodore Dispa, in 1911.
1897 - 1902 Anvers, Rue Leys, 2
Predecessor: Seipgens Herman  
Main studio.
1900 - 1914 Bruxelles - Molenbeek, Place Communale, 27<00-03>, 9<04-08> then 10<09-14>
Successor: Dispa Th. # (at n° 9) or Becker M. #
Caroline Dispa and her daughter Marthe moved here from Ghent in 1905 to run this studio.
1902 - 1909 Gand, Rue du Nord, 19<02; 07-09> or 5
Studio opened after Brussels - Molenbeek, Place Communale, and Antwerp, Rue des Arquebusiers (these two coexist, then all three). CV at no. 5 ink-stamped "Paul Rupf successor", c. 1904. This must have been an unsuccessful transfer attempt that was rapidly dropped. Also see the interlude at no. 19 of J. Dispa in 1904-1905 and Bernard Willemsen in 1906, according to the trade directories.
1905 - 1906 Turnhout, Rue des Pères, 11 [Paterstraat]
1905 ca Alost, Place Impériale, 40

Locations

1880 - 1881 Anvers, Rue Dambrugge, 28/37 then 98 (same building)
1895 - 1911 Anvers, Rue des Arquebusiers, 20
1897 - 1902 Anvers, Rue Leys, 2
1900 - 1914 Bruxelles - Molenbeek, Place Communale, 27<00-03>, 9<04-08> then 10<09-14>
1902 - 1909 Gand, Rue du Nord, 19<02; 07-09> or 5
1905 - 1906 Turnhout, Rue des Pères, 11 [Paterstraat]
1905 ca Alost, Place Impériale, 40

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Bibliography/Webography

EYCKERMAN, Peter. "De bijzondere fotografenfamilie Becker-Dispa" on "Spoorzoeker" blog, accessible at:
http://spoorzoeker.petereyckerman.be/2012/12/06/de-bijzondere-fotografenfamilie-becker-dispa/

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Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#150

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FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 20.2.2017 & 9.1.2018; merged with record 1997#149 "Becker, Henri [1]"

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