Masure, Adolf

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Person (Male)

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  • Professional / Connected

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Life dates

Assenede, 1852 - Assenede, 1936

Activity

1887 - 1914 > Assenede, Weststraat, 1<93->
° 17.8.1852; + 22.11.1936. Recorded as a wool worker at his wedding on 10.4.1890. Masure turned to photography initially as a secondary occupation and it took on sufficient importance for him to create a portrait studio and darkroom in the house he moved into in 1893. A total of 361 glass negatives have survived, dating from 1887 and around 1900. Some measure 12.8 x 9 cm, most 5.8 x 4.3 cm, on plates manufactured by "The Imperial Dry Plate Co." of Cricklewood, London [GB]. Uniquely for such an early surviving collection, many of the portraits were taken to be mounted on season tickets for the Belgian railways and the names of the sitters have been preserved. Masure was a photographer-publisher of picture postcards of Assenede, 1902-1907. He was then distributor (and probably photographer) of a total of 74 postcards published by Théophile De Graeve (see that name) between 1908 and 1920.

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1887 - 1914 > Assenede, Weststraat, 1<93->

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Bibliography/Webography

"Adolf Masure (1852 - 1936) oude glasplaten" at: http://www.vliet.be/2012/paginas/adolf_masure.php
accessed 12.12.2020

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Record source

DIRECTORY_2017#1875

Identity of institution

FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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Dates of creation/revision

MD new 3.11.2020; SFJ revised 14.12.2020 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght

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