Gondry, Jean

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  • Amateur

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Life dates

Paris [F], 1866 - ?, ?

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1892 - 1903 Paris [F], Rue de Reuilly, 42
Jean Léopold, ° 2.4.1866. His family hailed from the region of Braine-le-Comte: his father was born in Ecaussinnes, a sister in Henripont. Recorded as a cabinet maker in Paris in December 1893. Founding president of the "Association belge des amateurs photographes de Paris" in December 1892; at this address were the club's premises. In 1903, president of the successor club or same club with a new title, the "Société Franco-Belge de photographie", still at this address. Honorary member of the "Cercle photographique d'Ixelles" until at least 1911. This was most probably the publisher of picture postcards J. Gondry, established in Paris, Rue Roubo, 4 from 1901 and, by 1910, concurrently in Montreuil-sous-Bois
[Seine-Saint-Denis, F], Rue du Pré, 26. J. Gondry was operating as a photographer in Paris in 1908 when requested by "La Goulue" [= Louise Weber, cancan dancer and lion tamer] to take a portrait of her young son posing with a lioness. The animal took exception and gave the child a mauling (L'Avenir du Luxembourg, 24.5.1908).

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1892 - 1903 Paris [F], Rue de Reuilly, 42

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DIRECTORY_2017#0945

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SFJ new 3.11.2018; revised 13.11.2018, 10.12.2018 & 2.4.2019; MD revised 13.5.2020; SFJ revised 26.6.2020 & 9.12.2020 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght; SFJ revised 2.5.2021

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