De Jong, Edward

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Person (Male)

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  • Amateur / Professional

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Life dates

Antwerp, 1883 - ?, 1975

Activity

1913 - 1914 > Lier
Eligius Eduardus / Elie Edouard, ° 16.4.1883; + 25.6.1975. Recorded as a sergeant volunteer in the Engineering Corps at the occasion of his wedding in Antwerp on 29.4.1908. His earliest known photographs are of the "Semaine d’Aviation” in Antwerp in 1909 and 1911. De Jong became a member of the Photo Club Lierrois in 1913 and was president of the club from 1922 to 1924. Still an honorary member in 1968. During World War I he served in the military as a photographer. He enjoyed a privileged regime and as such he met and befriended Queen Elisabeth. De Jong stayed with the royal family in De Panne, and in 1917 was appointed as the Queen's personal photographer. He kept this position during his whole career, into the early 1950s, and produced formal portraits as well as more intimate images. We have yet to discover any professional photographic activity besides his work for the royal family.

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1913 - 1914 > Lier

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Record source

DIRECTORY_2017#1982

Identity of institution

FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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MD / PA new 8.2.2021

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