Boehm, Hermann (& Cie)

Identity

Category

Person (Male)

Alternative name or descriptor

  • Photo-Comptoir (in Courtrai)

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Status

  • Professional / Connected

Details

Life dates

Colmar [Alsace, D], 1877 - ?, ?

Activity

1908 * - 1918 / Courtrai, Rue Notre-Dame, 25
Predecessor: Ruys - Morel August
Gustave Hermann, ° 17.2.1877. "Manager-operator" at Ruys - Morel's studio in Tournai from as early as 1897 and his successor from 6.9.1908. Moved to this address on 28.11.1908. Also photographic supplies at this address. Secretary of the "Union professionnelle des Photographes de Courtrai, de Tournai et environs" in 1913. There are indications that he cooperated with the German occupying forces during World War I (for instance, by publishing an album including portraits of the local commanding officers). He abandoned his studio and left Courtrai for Germany, together with his family, towards the end of the conflict. He was removed from the population register as a German national in October 1918.
1908 - 1909 Tournai, Rue des Clairisses, 4
Predecessor: Ruys - Morel August Successor: De Maeyer (- Capart) Jules #
After moving permanently to Courtrai, Boehm seems to have shut down this branch by May 1910, perhaps to avoid direct competition with his predecessor and past employer.

Locations

1908 * - 1918 / Courtrai, Rue Notre-Dame, 25
1908 - 1909 Tournai, Rue des Clairisses, 4

Exhibitions

Ghent, 1913 (bronze medal).

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Bibliography/Webography

DE PAEPE, Paul & DE POTTER, Filippe. Kortrijk voor de camera. Beroepsfotografen voor en tijdens de Belle Époque. Kortrijk, 2013, pp. 49-72, chapter 1. "Hermann Boehm".

Context

Affiliations

Affiliated entity

Association belge de Photographie

Type of affiliation

Member of

Dates of affiliation

1913 - 1914

Description of relationship

Management

Record source

DIRECTORY_2017#0238

Identity of institution

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Level of detail

Dates of creation/revision

SFJ new 19.8.2017, revised 1.10.2017, 11.10.2017, 9.11.2018, 18.4.2019 & 16.5.2020

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