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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  • 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, printed in collotype on the presses of Maurice Herreboudt (see that name); 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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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 & 21.12.2020

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