Otto, Wilhelm

Identity

Category

Person (Male)

Alternative name or descriptor

  • Photographie Artistique et Industrielle (in Chaussée d'Anvers)

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Status

  • Professional / Connected

Details

Life dates

Darmstadt [D], 1850 - Düsseldorf [D], 1890

Activity

1868 ca - 1871 ca Bruxelles - Schaerbeek, Rue Dupont, 10
° 9.4.1850; + 1.2.1890. On CV "Gme Otto Fils" at this address.
1879 Bruxelles - Schaerbeek, Rue Verte, 146
Owner of a photomechanical printing works headquartered in Düsseldorf [D], Schadowstrasse, 42 from 1872. This business, specialising in collotype printing, ran a branch in Brussels which was in operation for twenty years in the 1880s and 1890s. An obituary of W. Otto appeared in the "Bulletin de l'ABP" in February 1890, p. 218: "a child of Brussels, expatriated several years before his death and who ran a photographic establishment in Düsseldorf". His widow Katharina continued running the business as "Photographische Anstalt und Atelier für Lichtdruckbilder" while maintaining her late husband's identity as a trade name. A certain Petrus Otto was a shareholder and the director from 1895 to 1908. Corresponding member ("Wilhelm Otto") of the ABP at the Düsseldorf address from 1882 until 1901.
1882 - 1895 Bruxelles - Schaerbeek, Avenue de la Reine, 31<82-90> then 35<91-95>
Collotype.
1895 - 1898 Bruxelles - Laeken, Chaussée d'Anvers, 331
Photogravure, halftone and collotype. "Portrait studio on the ground floor".
1899 Bruxelles - Schaerbeek, Rue de Brabant, 73
Predecessor: T'Syen H. # Successor: Houben H. #

Locations

1868 ca - 1871 ca Bruxelles - Schaerbeek, Rue Dupont, 10
1879 Bruxelles - Schaerbeek, Rue Verte, 146
1882 - 1895 Bruxelles - Schaerbeek, Avenue de la Reine, 31<82-90> then 35<91-95>
1895 - 1898 Bruxelles - Laeken, Chaussée d'Anvers, 331
1899 Bruxelles - Schaerbeek, Rue de Brabant, 73

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Affiliated entity

Association belge de Photographie

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Dates of affiliation

1882 - 1901

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Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#3247

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Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 8.12.2018; SFJ revised 5.4.2020 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght

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