Samson & C°

Identity

Category

Firm

Alternative name or descriptor

  • Photographie Samson (in Liège)

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Status

  • Professional

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Life dates

Activity

1904 - 1912 Liège, Boulevard d'Avroy, 18
Predecessor: Varlet O.
An international and multiple-branch business. This was almost certainly Samson's first address in Belgium. "W. Samson" at this address according to an advertisement in 1908 (La Meuse, 10.7.1908).
1904 * - 1914 > Bruxelles, Rue Neuve, 145 or 11<13-14>
When it was advertised in February 1904 that this studio had recently opened, the firm already had branches in Liège, Paris, Cologne, Hamburg, Bremen, München, Frankfurt, Aachen and Königsberg. Still advertising at no. 11 during World War I (Soldatenführer durch Brüssel, undated).
1905 * - 1914 > Liège, Rue de l'Université, 26
To expand its network, in November 1904 the firm advertised that it was looking for an additional location for a studio in the centre of Liège (La Meuse, 5.11.1904). Subsequently, an advertisement from January 1905, including both addresses in Liège, states that a new studio had recently opened at this address. (La Meuse, 13.1.1905). Still advertising here in December 1919.
1905 * - 1914 Charleroi, Rue Charles II, 10
"Newly established. Photography Samson & Cie [...] Same firm: Brussels, Cologne, Bremen, Hamburg, Mainz, Berlin. Same firm: Liège, Aix-la-Chapelle, Munich, Frankfurt, Wiesbaden, Essen, etc." (Gazette de Charleroi, 13.8.1905).
1907 - 1914 Bruxelles - Ixelles, Chaussée d'Ixelles,  35
Branch studio.
1911 - 1914 Bruxelles - Saint-Gilles, Chaussée de Waterloo, 13
Branch studio.

Locations

1904 - 1912 Liège, Boulevard d'Avroy, 18
1904 * - 1914 > Bruxelles, Rue Neuve, 145 or 11<13-14>
1905 * - 1914 > Liège, Rue de l'Université, 26
1905 * - 1914 Charleroi, Rue Charles II, 10
1907 - 1914 Bruxelles - Ixelles, Chaussée d'Ixelles,  35
1911 - 1914 Bruxelles - Saint-Gilles, Chaussée de Waterloo, 13

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DIRECTORY_1997#3746

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SFJ revised 19.9.2017 & 5.2.2018; MD revised 12.6.2020, 15.6.2020, 24.11.2020, 3.5.2021, 4.5.2021, 6.7.2021 & 3.8.2021

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