Comptoir de Photographie [Ghent & Bruges]

Identity

Category

Firm

Alternative name or descriptor

  • Comptoir photographique Julien Declercq; Comptoir de Photographie Julien Declercq

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Status

  • Connected

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Life dates

Activity

1888 - 1914 Gand, Rue de Flandre, 9
"Firm founded in 1883". Perhaps trading at this address before 1888. Director: Julien Declercq. See also Alfred Herremans. Manufacturer and supplier of optical instruments and cameras. All kinds of photographic supplies: cameras, lenses, papers, card mounts, plates, and all brands of chemicals. Briefly passed to Wauters & Masquelier trading as "Comptoir Général de Photographie" in 1901-1902. Specialised in cameras and photographic supplies suitable for the tropics; "Request our colonial catalogue with instructions" (La Tribune congolaise et La Gazette ouest-africaine, 6.8.1914). The firm was still trading in 1933 at Limburgstraat 14.
1904 - 1908 Bruges, Rue Sud du Sablon, 13<08>
Manager in 1907-1908: J. or F. Vercauteren. "Comptoir Photographique Julien Declercq". "The souvenir album for the inauguration of the ports of Bruges [= Zeebrugge], on the initiative of Mr J. Vercauteren, the Bruges manager of "Comptoir Photographique [Julien] Declercq", will be the most splendid and the most precious seasonal gift book" (Le Reveil des Flandres, 20.12.1908). The work contained 260 photographs, views, reportages and portraits, reproduced in collotype; the title page bears the double credit "Photographs by the Comptoir Photographique Bruges, Julien De Clercq, Ghent. Representative in Bruges, Mr F. Vercauteren".

Locations

1888 - 1914 Gand, Rue de Flandre, 9
1904 - 1908 Bruges, Rue Sud du Sablon, 13<08>

Exhibitions

Antwerp (CEPSA), 1903.

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Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#792

Identity of institution

FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 29.12.2017 & 6.6.2019; MD revised 2.9.2020; SFJ revised 7.9.2020 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght; SFJ revised 10.9.2020

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