Descamps, Palmer

Identity

Category

Person (Male)

Alternative name or descriptor

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Status

  • Professional / Connected

Details

Life dates

Courtrai, 1840 - Courtrai, 1884

Activity

1865 - 1884 + Courtrai, Rue de la Lys, 7<66> or 13<66-74>
Successor: Vandeleene Edward
Palmer Augustin, ° 7.6.1840; + 7.8.1884. Photographer and goldsmith <65-66 no street>. Last in a line of goldsmiths. This was his family house. May have been a photographer from the early 1860s. Member of the ABP from 10.11.1874. Manufactured gelatine bromide plates in the 1880s. From 1885 on, the firm he founded, and which was probably already being managed by his brother-in-law Edward Vandeleene, produced half of Van Monckhoven’s gelatine bromide plates (De Lanier was responsible for the other half).
1881 * - 1884 + Courtrai, Kloosterstraat, 4 (private?)
At this address from 20.10.1881.

Locations

1865 - 1884 + Courtrai, Rue de la Lys, 7<66> or 13<66-74>
1881 * - 1884 + Courtrai, Kloosterstraat, 4 (private?)

Exhibitions

Courtrai, 1865; Brussels, 1874; Ghent, 1880.

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Context

Affiliations

Affiliated entity

Association belge de Photographie

Type of affiliation

Member of

Dates of affiliation

1874 - 1895

Description of relationship

It is unknown why Descamps' name continued to appear in the membership lists for an extended period after his death.

Management

Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#1393

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Level of detail

Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 30.11.2017, 7.6.2018 & 9.11.2018; SFJ revised 24.3.2020 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght

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