Tietz, Leonhard

Identity

Category

Person (Male)

Alternative name or descriptor

  • Antwerp Gallery (in Place de Meir)

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Status

  • Professional / Connected

Details

Life dates

Birnbaum [Province Posen, Prussia], 1849 - Cologne [D], 1914

Activity

1901 - 1909 Anvers, Marché au Lait, 10-12<01-09>
° 3.3.1849; + 15.11.1914. Tietz was not himself a photographer but the owner of a department store in which a photographic studio was installed. This store opened at the beginning of 1899, but no traces of photographic activity have been found until 1901. Tietz had opened his first shop in Stralsund [Pomerania, D] in 1879. His retail empire expanded rapidly throughout central and western Germany, with department stores opening inter alia in Cologne (1891), Aachen (1892) and Düsseldorf (1899). The business was turned into a joint-stock company in 1905.
1901 * - 1913 Anvers, Place de Meir, 92<04-10> or 82<11-13>
When it opened on 29.4.1901, this became the main store in Antwerp and the shop in Marché au Lait became a branch. The identity of one of the operators here has been recorded: Paul Herman Tschischak (° Berlin [D], 21.6.1880) arrived in Antwerp on 15.6.1901 and was a photographer for Tietz at this address earning 200 francs a month.
1901 - 1913 Anvers, Rue Otto-Vénius (offices)
1907 Malines, Rue de Bruul, 46
Photographic supplies.
1913 Bruxelles, Rue Neuve

Locations

1901 - 1909 Anvers, Marché au Lait, 10-12<01-09>
1901 * - 1913 Anvers, Place de Meir, 92<04-10> or 82<11-13>
1901 - 1913 Anvers, Rue Otto-Vénius (offices)
1907 Malines, Rue de Bruul, 46
1913 Bruxelles, Rue Neuve

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Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#4133

Identity of institution

FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 31.12.2017 & 6.1.2018; SFJ revised 14.5.2019 & 3.8.2020 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght; MD revised 8.9.2020 & 21.10.2020

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