Lapierre, [E.] & Signol

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1842 */ Anvers, Rue des Claires, 116 (near Place de Meir)
These French itinerant daguerreotypists were the first professional photographers in Antwerp, where they stayed from 1.8.1842 (or earlier) until 10.9.1842. "Daguerreotype or sun drawing. We have said it on several occasions: we live in the century of important discoveries, and the one made by Mr Daguerre has certainly not been the least remarkable. To order the sun to make a painting or a portrait, that is what has occurred in 1842. Disbelievers will be able to convince themselves at Mr Van Donghen’s; in the mirror and glass shop in Clara-straet in Antwerp, where two Parisians, Messrs Lapierre and Signol, are displaying this very remarkable invention" (Provinciael Antwerpsch Nieuwsblad, 9.8.1842). "Photography. Daguerreotype portraits in 1/4 of a minute, price 15 fr. Messrs Lapierre and Signol have the honour of informing the public that all times are equally favourable for taking good portraits. As they are called to other towns and cannot devote the entire season to the city of Antwerp, they are pleased to inform amateurs of their impending departure (Le Précurseur, 6.8.1842).
Lapierre announced in the "Journal de Malines" of 2.10.1842: "The more than three hundred portraits that he has successfully taken in Antwerp encourage him to hope that he will be welcomed in Malines with the same enthusiasm".

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1842 */ Anvers, Rue des Claires, 116 (near Place de Meir)

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DIRECTORY_1997#2590

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FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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