De Trez, Ch. (& Simon) (& Cie)

Identity

Category

Partnership

Alternative name or descriptor

  • à l'Innovation (all studios except Bruges); Photographie Algérienne (at Antwerp, Rue du Vallon Vert)

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Status

  • Professional

Details

Life dates

Activity

1884 - 1907 Bruxelles, Rue du Pont Neuf, 1
Predecessor: De Trez C. & Fils [Auguste] Successor: Van Impe Arsène
The transformation of the De Trez business into a multiple-branch studio occurred in 1885-1886, around the time that Charles De Trez formed a partnership with his son-in-law Auguste Simon and probably with his son, also Auguste. Simon became for a time the manager of and/or photographer in the Ghent branch. Several trade names (co)exist in the directories - "& Simon", "& Cie", "& Simon & Cie" - apparently in no chronological order.
1884  - 1904 Anvers, Rue du Vallon Vert, 28  [Groendalstraat]
Predecessor: De Trez C. & Fils [Auguste]
On CV at this address dated February 1884, "C. De Trez & Cie / Firm in Brussels". "The firm De Trez & Ce is offering a handsome gilt frame on the occasion of the new year to anybody having a dozen portraits taken for 6 fr. 50c" (De Koophandel, 14.12.1884). Auguste Simon (° Nancy [F], 25 or 26.12.1854) arrived at this address from Ghent on 15.11.1886. "De Trez & Simon " in 1890-1891; "De Trez & Cie" in 1893-1896. The trade name "Photographie Algérienne" was also used. Charles De Trez's younger son Jean Charles (° Brussels, 24.6.1866), also recorded as a photographer, arrived at this address on 21.4.1890.
1885 * - 1899 / Bruges, Rue Notre-Dame, 14 or 14c<90ca> or 15<96-99>
Successor: De Souter Albert
Opened on 15.3.1885. "Ch. De Trez & Cie. Branch studio opening today 15 March. 12 enamelled and bevelled cartes for 6 fr. 50c." (La Patrie, 16.3.1885). According to Guillaume Michiels, the manager-operator was a Dutchman.
1887 * - 1915 Gand, Rue de la Corne, 3<87>, 1&3<88ca>, 1<00-06> or 3<07-15>
Predecessor: Cornand & Cie # Successor: Simon Auguste
Opened on 30.1.1887 following Antwerp, Bruges and Brussels. Advertisements state "four studios in Belgium". "Simon-De Trez" in the Monod directory, 1907-1913, indicating that Auguste Simon was already operating here.
1900 ca - 1902 Anvers, Place Léopold, 6
Branch studio opened later than the others.

Locations

1884 - 1907 Bruxelles, Rue du Pont Neuf, 1
1884  - 1904 Anvers, Rue du Vallon Vert, 28  [Groendalstraat]
1885 * - 1899 / Bruges, Rue Notre-Dame, 14 or 14c<90ca> or 15<96-99>
1887 * - 1915 Gand, Rue de la Corne, 3<87>, 1&3<88ca>, 1<00-06> or 3<07-15>
1900 ca - 1902 Anvers, Place Léopold, 6

Exhibitions

Anvers, 1894.

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Management

Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#1466

Identity of institution

FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 17.10.2017, 8.1.2018, 18.1.2018 & 21.5.2018; SFJ revised 13.4.2020 & 8.6.2020 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght

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