Gilles - Ledoux (Maison)

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  • Professional

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1876 * - 1933 Namur, Rue de la Croix, 2a, 4<08> or 8<13-14>
Predecessor: Gilles (- Ledoux) Amand<89>
After Amand Gilles - Ledoux died in 1889, his widow Marie-Désirée Massart (° Beuzet, 1851) ran the studio until 1899. She was helped by her step-son (Amand's son by his first marriage) Fernand (° Namur, 1878; + Namur, 1933) from 1891 on. Fernand continued by himself from 1899 until 1933, but kept the name "A. Gilles - Ledoux". "Agency for plates and sensitive papers, chemicals, mounts, cards, and albums. Works for amateurs. Picture postcards of the region" [Mendel, 1904]. In 1910 he was also listed as a picture framer. During World War I, the firm produced portraits for newly compulsory picture identity cards. Also group portraits of German soldiers and photo-montages of soldiers with their family.
Fernand's son Armand (1913 - 1987) succeeded him. He had a building designed by an architect named Thomé in 1937 in which a studio was fitted in 1946 and to which all activities were transferred the following year. The studio was operational until 1974 and the firm ceased trading in 1983. In 2005, Armand's heirs transferred to the "Archives photographiques namuroises" the firm's archives and holdings of negatives and prints.

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1876 * - 1933 Namur, Rue de la Croix, 2a, 4<08> or 8<13-14>

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Namur, 1896.

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DIRECTORY_2017#0896

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MCC new 22.5.2018; revised 10.12.2018 & 20.12.2018

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