Sober, Edmond

Identity

Category

Person (Male)

Alternative name or descriptor

  • Photo Sober; Photographie Moderne<10> (at Rue des Fripiers); Express Photo<12> (at Rue Neuve, 17)

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Status

  • Professional / Connected

Details

Life dates

Brussels, 1863 - ?, ?

Activity

1893 - 1912 Bruxelles, Galerie de la Reine, 34
° 20.3.1863. Photograph dealer. Already active at this address in 1885 as an optician, and domiciled here until 20.4.1911. Selling "artistic photographs" at this address by July 1895 (Le Vingtième Siècle, 11.7.1895). "Seasonal Gifts. Portrait miniature, painted in ivory and mounted on a magnificent broach, for 3 fr. 90 instead of 15 fr." (Le Soir, 2.12.1905). "Wanted: a photographic printer (Le Soir, 28.4.1910). On the occasion of his wedding on 12.4.1911, Edmond Sober was recorded as an optician resident at this address. His younger brother Emile, who acted as a witness, was recorded as a photographer aged 42 resident in Brussels.
1901 - 1905 Bruxelles, Rue Neuve, 114
Predecessor: Nadaue # or Dehaut L. # Successor: Parmentier M.
Photograph dealer and portrait studio.
1906 ca Bruxelles, Rue d'Assaut, 6
CV with imprint of the studio at Rue Neuve, 114 overstamped on recto with this address: "Photographie Sober. 12 carte-de-visite portraits for 2fr. 50".
1907 - 1914 Bruxelles, Rue des Fripiers, 24
Initially branch studio. Sometimes misspelled "Gober" in the directories. "Sober Frères" in the 1911 Monod directory (= Edmond and/or Emile or Oscar). "Photographer's equipment for sale" (Le Soir, 14.3.1914).
1910 - 1914 / Bruxelles, Rue Neuve, 17
"Sober - Gerson" in most directories, "Jerson" in the 1911 directory. "Express Photo" at this address in an advertisement from 1912 (Le Soir, 1.12.1912). The studio was offered up for sale in April 1914.
1911 Ostende, Galerie Léopold II
Postcard bearing this address and three Brussels studios (Rue des Fripiers, Rue Neuve, 17 and Galerie de la Reine) dated 23.10.1911.
1912 - 1913 Ostende, Rue de la Chapelle, 26
Postcard postmarked 20.9.1912 at this address. Advertising here in June 1913. According to Norbert Hostyn, "Photo Sober" operated in Ostend, Rue de Flandre, 6 around World War I.

Locations

1893 - 1912 Bruxelles, Galerie de la Reine, 34
1901 - 1905 Bruxelles, Rue Neuve, 114
1906 ca Bruxelles, Rue d'Assaut, 6
1907 - 1914 Bruxelles, Rue des Fripiers, 24
1910 - 1914 / Bruxelles, Rue Neuve, 17
1911 Ostende, Galerie Léopold II
1912 - 1913 Ostende, Rue de la Chapelle, 26

Exhibitions

Chicago, 1893 ("Edmond Sober frères" - painted photographs).

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Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#3919

Identity of institution

FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 6.2.2018, 22.2.2018, 2.3.2018, 18.5.2018 & 21.7.2018; MD revised 15.6.2020; SFJ revised 31.10.2020 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght

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