Marcovici, Marco

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Person (Male)

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  • Connected

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Life dates

Jassy [RO], 1873 - Brussels, 1938

Activity

1905 - 1907 Bruxelles, Place des Martyrs (Rue des Oeillets, 1)
° 31.5.1873; + February 1938. Arrived in Belgium in May 1901. Registered in Brussels - Saint-Gilles from 10.5.1902 to 2.1.1914. Postcard publisher. "Manufacture of scenic postcards and fancy goods" [Monod, 1905]. He announced that his firm commissioned pictures from photographers all over Belgium. Collotype printing.
1908 - 1914 Bruxelles - Laeken, Avenue Stéphanie, 38
"Collotype printing. Colouring studio" [Mertens, 1909]. He later moved to Boulevard Adolphe Max, 108 where he was active in 1927. In the interwar years, he was a prolific publisher of both scenic and novelty postcards under the trade name "Marco". After World War I, his firm encouraged battlefield tourism with its many views of the devastated regions. Committed suicide by ingesting poison.

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1905 - 1907 Bruxelles, Place des Martyrs (Rue des Oeillets, 1)
1908 - 1914 Bruxelles - Laeken, Avenue Stéphanie, 38

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Bibliography/Webography

CONSTANDT, Marc. "Marco Marcovici. Een veelzijdige toeristische uitgever met aandacht voor West-Vlaanderen", In de Steigers, 2009, no. 2, pp. 31-38.

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DIRECTORY_1997#2926

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FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 26.5.2017 & 18.6.2018; revised 14.1.2019 & 25.2.2019 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght; MD revised 6.7.2020

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