Smeesters, François

Identity

Category

Person (Male)

Alternative name or descriptor

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Status

  • Professional

Details

Life dates

Brussels, 1839 - Clichy [Hauts-de-Seine, F], 1922

Activity

1866 * - 1867 / Bruxelles, Rue Neuve, 29
Successor: Mitkiewicz César
François Auguste, ° 9.5.1839; + 9.7.1922. From 1862 onwards, he was listed in the population registry as a journeyman photographer at various private addresses. At his wedding in Brussels on 22.2.1862, he was recorded as a photographer resident in Rue du Damier, 29. At this address from 22.7.1866 until his departure for Brussels - Schaerbeek on 15.10.1867.
1867 * - 1869 / Mons, Rue de la Chaussée, 8
Arrived at this address from Brussels - Schaerbeek on 11.12.1867.
1869 * - 1871 / Anvers, Rue du Ciel, 23
Arrived from Mons and lived at Minderbroedersrui 52 before the opening of his studio.
1871 * - 1874 Anvers, Rue Duchesse, 42
1888 * - 1891 / Bruxelles, Rue des Eperonniers, 9
Journeyman photographer, he arrived in Brussels, Rue de la Putterie, 3, from Antwerp on 19.5.1882, then left on 19.1.1883 for Rue des Petits Carmes, 81, and arrived at this address on 17.8.1888. Portrait studio on his own account. He remained here until 16.4.1891.
1891 * - 1903 / Bruxelles, Boulevard du Nord, 74
Successor: Hennebert Victor
Arrived at this address on 16.4.1891. Left for Paris [F] on 30.10.1903. Before becoming his son-in-law and acquiring the studio, Victor Hennebert was an operator with, and perhaps a partner of Smeesters at this address.
1895 ca Wavre, Rue de Nivelles
Branch studio.

Locations

1866 * - 1867 / Bruxelles, Rue Neuve, 29
1867 * - 1869 / Mons, Rue de la Chaussée, 8
1869 * - 1871 / Anvers, Rue du Ciel, 23
1871 * - 1874 Anvers, Rue Duchesse, 42
1888 * - 1891 / Bruxelles, Rue des Eperonniers, 9
1891 * - 1903 / Bruxelles, Boulevard du Nord, 74
1895 ca Wavre, Rue de Nivelles

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Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#3901

Identity of institution

FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 9.1.2018 & 17.5.2018; MD revised 8.5.2020

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