Leba, B.

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1852 - 1858 + Bruxelles, Rue Neuve, 75<53> then 71
Successor: Leba Veuve B.
"B. Leba, of Paris". Photographer and daguerreotypist. One of the leading Brussels studios in the 1850s. The pseudonym Leba is a merger of the surnames of the married couple Bernardine Caroline Théodora Hirza LEjeune (° Paris [F], 8.9.1824; + Paris [F], 7.3.1895) and Jean Louis BArgignac (° Cozes [Charente-Maritime, F], 28.5.1816; + Brussels, 9.6.1858). Advertisements for no. 75 from 20.4.1853 followed by no. 71 from 28.5.1853.
"Photochemical portrait of any person and even a young child able to sustain a short period of immobility, on a metal plate, for 5 francs, likeness and permanence guaranteed" (L'Indépendance, 1852). On the back of a daguerreotype, 1853 ca, "Daguerreotype portraits on silver plate and on paper, coloured for 5 francs and above [...] from 10pm until 4pm. Post-mortem portraits". Supplied the forty salted paper prints illustrating Edouard FETIS, "La Bible de P.-P. Rubens", Brussels, C. Muquardt, 1858. Their son Emile (° Paris [F], 1836) was also registered as a photographer at this address in 1856. Voignier records a certain "Laba" operating as a daguerreotypist in Lille [F], Rue de la Quenette, 5 from about 1853 to 1856.

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1852 - 1858 + Bruxelles, Rue Neuve, 75<53> then 71

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DIRECTORY_1997#2617

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FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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SFJ revised 10.12.2017 & 3.12.2018; MD revised 30.4.2020

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