De Laetre, Louis

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Person (Male)

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Status

  • Professional

Details

Life dates

Ghent, 1815 - Ghent, 1897

Activity

1861 * - 1862 Gand, Rue Haute, 51
° 8.1.1815; + 19.12.1897. Painter-decorator and photographer. Spelled "De Lattre" in his advertisements and on death certificate. Advertised his return on 26.4.1861, after living many years in Paris as a painter-decorator and a photographer on glass, paper, and cloth. Painter "in fresco and decoration".
1862 * - 1868 Gand, Passage Vanderdonckt, 40<63-66> or 42<67-68>
Successor: Claessens André or Van Alfaene Macaire (at no. 42)
Moved to this address on 17.11.1862. "Patented for groups". Patent of 15.2.1863 for "an improvement in the photographic art" [combining portraits or groups as large as can be taken with lenses, and printing them consecutively on paper]. Photo-reportage on the explosion of the Tolhuis mines on 20.5.1864.
1864 ca - 1865 ca Gand, Petite Rue de la Station, 40bis
"Patented for groups". At this address photographed members of the Belgian expeditionary corps leaving for Mexico.
1866 * - 1873 Gand, Rue des Douze Chambres, 15
Predecessor: Trossaert Bernard Fils
On 25.7.1866 he advertised that he had acquired and enlarged the studio at this address (this was Trossaert's studio at no. 9, soon after renumbered 15), while keeping the studio in Passage Vanderdonckt. On 15.11.1868, he applied for his rights to be restored after a bankruptcy on 18.4.1851.
1873 * - 1876 / Gand, Rue Digue de Brabant, 15
Opening announced for 8.4.1873.
1876 * - 1880 Gand, Rue de la Cathédrale, 7
Transfer to this address from the Rue Digue de Brabant advertised in April 1876. Patent of 31.1.1881 for "a system for designing pictures by electric light" [camera fitted with plate holder for pictures].
1880 * - 1897 + Gand, Rue Longue des Violettes, 22<80-88 ca> or 21<85> then 20<91-97>
Successor: De Lattre Juliette
Moved to this address on 16.11.1880. Several of De Laetre's daughters were also recorded as photographers at this address and must have assisted in their father's studio. Maria Francisca De Lattre (° Ghent, 26.10.1844) is recorded as a photographer in the 1881 and 1891 population register. Mathildis Josepha De Lattre (° Ghent, 16.10.1847; + Melle, 5.1.1918) is recorded as photographer in the 1881 and 1901 population register. Louis' eventual successor Juliette (see that name) is first recorded as a photographer in the 1891 population register.

Locations

1861 * - 1862 Gand, Rue Haute, 51
1862 * - 1868 Gand, Passage Vanderdonckt, 40<63-66> or 42<67-68>
1864 ca - 1865 ca Gand, Petite Rue de la Station, 40bis
1866 * - 1873 Gand, Rue des Douze Chambres, 15
1873 * - 1876 / Gand, Rue Digue de Brabant, 15
1876 * - 1880 Gand, Rue de la Cathédrale, 7
1880 * - 1897 + Gand, Rue Longue des Violettes, 22<80-88 ca> or 21<85> then 20<91-97>

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Paris, 1867.

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Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#1167

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Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 20.7.2019, 25.8.2020 & 31.8.2020 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght; MD revised 20.5.2020, 2.9.2020, 29.4.2021; MD revised 22.10.2021 partially based on information supplied by Archief Gent

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