De Graeve, Théophile

Identity

Category

Person (Male)

Alternative name or descriptor

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Status

  • Connected

Details

Life dates

Ghent, 1877 - Ghent - Mariakerke, 1948

Activity

1903 * - 1914 Gand, Rue de Bruges, 41
Predecessor: Sugg Albert
° 5.5.1877; + 16.7.1948. Arrived at this address on 28.10.1903. Reprographic printing works for lithography, collotype and photoengraving. Also production of photographic card mounts. Specialised in picture postcards in collotype, some under the trademark "Carte Pèle-Mèle" bearing the initials H.D.G. The studio burned down on 26.4.1906: "The printing works for picture postcards has been reduced to ashes. A very large number of negatives have been destroyed. Fortunately there is insurance" (Het Nieuws van den Dag, 28.4.1906). There was possibly also a portrait studio operating at this address, 1907-1908. Remained active at this address during the interwar period when he was a prolific publisher of picture postcards of Ghent and the Belgian coast under the "Star" trade mark. The Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA) in Brussels possesses a collection of 373 negatives, views of Brussels and other historic localities in Belgium, purchased from De Graeve in 1943.

Locations

1903 * - 1914 Gand, Rue de Bruges, 41

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Affiliations

Affiliated entity

Association belge de Photographie

Type of affiliation

Member of

Dates of affiliation

1907 - 1914

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Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#1109

Identity of institution

FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 4.9.2017 & 19.6.2018; revised 15.8.2019 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght; MCC revised 11.3.2020; SFJ revised 27.3.2020 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght

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