Tournay, Julien

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Person (Male)

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  • Amateur

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Life dates

Chimay, 1851 - Le Havre [Seine-Maritime, F], 1918

Activity

1888 - 1914 Anvers
Julius Stephanus Josephus, ° 12.2.1851; + 2.3.1918. Captain in charge of the photography section in the engineering corps. In this capacity Tournay took part in ascensions of the military balloon "Argus" based in Antwerp. "The balloon, after reaching an altitude of 2200 metres, covered about 20 leagues [= 110 km], during which time Commander Tournay managed to take a dozen negatives" (Le Soir, 9.7.1888). During a further ascension on 9.8.1888, Tournay took photographs at between 250 and 500 metres above military fortifications. Instantaneous photographs of experiments with explosives, taken in collaboration with Capt. Van Huele, 1892-1893. Major in the engineering corps in 1901, Tournay retired with the rank of colonel in 1911, but voluntarily returned to duty during the Siege of Antwerp in 1914.

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1888 - 1914 Anvers

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Association belge de Photographie

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Dates of affiliation

1889 - 1914

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Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#4153

Identity of institution

FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 5.8.2017 & 11.7.2018; SFJ revised 6.8.2020 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght; MD revised 7.8.2020

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