Cerf, Henri

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Person (Male)

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Life dates

Brussels, 1821 - Brussels, 1898

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1851 Bruxelles, Rue d'Or, 6
° 11.4.1821. + 19.2.1898. Optician. Son of Simon Cerf (° Brussels, 1792) and of Joséphine Brand (° Brussels, 1794); brother of Joseph Cerf. Although some sources cite him as a photographer, we have not found any trace of photographic activities, unless it be as an itinerant Daguerreotypist in Bruges in 1842.
1859 * - 1866 / Bruxelles, Montagne de la Cour, 49
Arrived at this address on 24.2.1859.
1866 * - 1898 + Bruxelles, Rue de la Madeleine, 59
Successor: Cerf [Henri] & Van Cleef [Isidore]
Arrived at this address on 9.1.1866. Engineer-optician. He specialised in surveying instruments for mining. Photograph dealer from 1875 ca. At this address, "Firm Henri Cerf". This name was retained after the firm was acquired by Van Cleef. In 1898, in the directory exclusively as a photograph dealer.
1890 ca Ostende, Rue de Flandre, 20

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1851 Bruxelles, Rue d'Or, 6
1859 * - 1866 / Bruxelles, Montagne de la Cour, 49
1866 * - 1898 + Bruxelles, Rue de la Madeleine, 59
1890 ca Ostende, Rue de Flandre, 20

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Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#639

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FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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SFJ revised 29.1.2018

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