Nels, Edouard Joseph

Identity

Category

Person (Male)

Alternative name or descriptor

  • Photogravure Moderne (branch in Rue Joseph Claes)

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Status

  • Connected / Amateur

Details

Life dates

Haute Yutz [Moselle, F], 1869 - Schruns [AU], 1925

Activity

1895 - 1898 / La Louvière
° 9.9.1869; + 6.1.1925. Employee at Boch ceramics factory where he may have experimented with transferring photographic images onto ceramic items. Corresponding member of the "Cercle Photographique d'Ixelles" until 1909, latterly with Limal (Brabant) given as his address.
1898 * - 1903 / Bruxelles - Ixelles, Rue de Vienne, 35<98-00> or 14<01-03>
Collotype. Publisher of picture postcards. In the ten years from its foundation towards the end of 1898 until 1907, it is estimated that the Nels publishing firm produced 10 000 different postcards. Amongst notable series may be counted ten views of the Congo taken by François-Léopold Michel (see that name) during the scientific mission to Katanga (1898-1900) issued early in 1901.
1902 * - 1913 / Bruxelles - Ixelles, Rue Simonis, 22<02-03> then 20-22
Successor: Thill Ernest
Member of the “Cercle photographique d‘Ixelles” (Rue de l'Aurore, 45, his private address, in 1904). In 1907, Ed. Nels transferred day-to-day management of the firm to his brother-in-law Ernest Thill on grounds of ill health. Nels transferred ownership to Thill in 1913 who continued to trade under the Nels name. For reasons that may be to do with the separation of printing and publishing activities, other branches of the firm in Brussels are recorded as active as "Ed. & Jos. Nels" or "Joseph Nels". There was also a branch in Metz [Lorraine, D] run by Ed's brother Paul (see that name).
1901 * - 1903 / Bruxelles - Ixelles, Rue d'Orléans, 24<01> or 34<01-03>
Printing and photoengraving. Active as "Ed. & Jos. Nels" as of 1.2.1901. "5000 views of Belgium" [Monod, 1901].
1904 Bruxelles - Anderlecht, Chaussée de Mons, 190 or 12
Printing and photoengraving. "Nels, J." in the directory.
1905 Bruxelles - Saint-Gilles, Avenue Fonsny, 43
Printing and photoengraving.
1906 - 1907 Bruxelles - Saint-Gilles, Rue Joseph Claes, 9
Successor: Deloge A. #
Photogravure and relief halftone. Blocks for catalogues and illustrated advertisements.

Locations

1895 - 1898 / La Louvière
1898 * - 1903 / Bruxelles - Ixelles, Rue de Vienne, 35<98-00> or 14<01-03>
1902 * - 1913 / Bruxelles - Ixelles, Rue Simonis, 22<02-03> then 20-22
1901 * - 1903 / Bruxelles - Ixelles, Rue d'Orléans, 24<01> or 34<01-03>
1904 Bruxelles - Anderlecht, Chaussée de Mons, 190 or 12
1905 Bruxelles - Saint-Gilles, Avenue Fonsny, 43
1906 - 1907 Bruxelles - Saint-Gilles, Rue Joseph Claes, 9

Exhibitions

Ixelles, 1895.

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Techniques

Bibliography/Webography

MIRANDOLA, Claude & Christine. Photographie et cartes postales. Les frères Nels 1898-1913. Luxembourg & Thionville, 2013, 264 pp.

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Management

Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#5306

Identity of institution

FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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Level of detail

Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 2.5.2018 and merged with entries 1997#5305 (Nels, Ed[ouard] & Jos.) and 1997#5307 (Nels, Joseph); SFJ revised 2.11.2018, 9.3.2019 & 2.4.2019

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