Cantillon, Charles

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Person (Male)

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  • Photographie universelle (at Boulevard Central in Charleroi)

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  • Professional

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Life dates

Brussels - Ixelles, 1839 - Gosselies, 1894

Activity

1878 - 1881 Charleroi, Rue de Marcinelle (Prolongée), 53
Charles Henri, ° 22.6.1839; + 14.10.1894. Arrived from Brussels - Saint-Josse at Rue des Chaudronniers, 14 on 7.5.1863; he was already a journeyman photographer at this date. Recorded as a photographer domiciled in Charleroi when he divorced his first wife on 21.11.1883. "He was a highly skilled operator, initiated into his art in the school of Monsieur [Prosper] Bevierre. Charles Cantillon did excellent business for several years, but then a reversal of fortune forced him to leave rue de Marcinelle; he then set up on Boulevard Audent [= Boulevard Central before being renamed in 1889]" (Gazette de Charleroi, 16.1.1899).
1885 Gosselies, Place de la Station
1885 * Charleroi, Boulevard Central, 59
1890 ca Chimay, Place du Faubourg
Recorded as a photographer living in Gosselies on his death certificate. Cantillon's widow Marie 'Clémentine' Van Mello (° Biévène (Brabant), 25.4.1864; + Brussels - Cureghem, 13/14.1.1899) was reported to have tried unsuccessfully to make a living from photography in Marcinelle. She met her end at the hands of a jealous lover who then blew his brains out.

Locations

1878 - 1881 Charleroi, Rue de Marcinelle (Prolongée), 53
1885 Gosselies, Place de la Station
1885 * Charleroi, Boulevard Central, 59
1890 ca Chimay, Place du Faubourg

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Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#579

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FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 16.11.2018; SFJ revised 7.9.2020 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght

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