Triebels, Gustave

Identity

Category

Person (Male)

Alternative name or descriptor

  • Photo[graphie] Viennoise (in Bruges, Courtrai and Tournai); Photographie de l'Etoile (in Brussels, Rue de la Bourse)

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  • Professional

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Life dates

Düsseldorf [Prussia], 1861 - Bruges, 1947

Activity

1881 * - 1896 Blankenberghe
Successor: Comptoir Général de Photographie
Gustave Bernard Donat, ° 17.8.1861; + 12.1.1947. Of Dutch nationality, he arrived in Belgium in 1873. Married in Blankenberge on 12.11.1887. He was director-manager of "Photographie Viennoise [2]" (see that entry) until 1896 or later, because when he opened his studio in Bruges he announced that he had arrived from Blankenberge. His application to build a studio in Malines on Marché aux Vaches was rejected by the town council in 1884. Triebels was wounded in the forehead working in his studio "situated behind the shooting range on the Digue" by a stray bullet in August 1896. "The doctor is hopeful that the injury is not serious" (Le Courrier de l'Escaut, 5.8.1896).
1889 * - 1890 / Bruxelles, Rue de la Bourse, 28
Predecessor: Blancquaert E. Successor: Cornelisse - Hergel E.
Arriving from Brussels - Molenbeek on 20.2.1889, he returned there on 26.2.1890. There are advertising cards at this address under the name "Photographie de l'Etoile", a studio denomination subsequently used by Georges Triebels (see that name) in Heyst-sur-Mer. "New firm. 12 portraits: 5.50 and 6 fr. We make two prints."
1889 Herenthals, Grand'Place, "in den Wildeman"
Triebels "from Brussels will come to photograph on Monday 18 March" (Nieuws- en Advertentieblad van Herenthals, 16.3.1889).
1895 * - 1903 / Bruges, Rue des Pierres, 65<95-96>, 91<96-01> then 81<02-03>
Successor: Jacops Max
Arrived from Blankenberge. On the occasion of the transfer of the studio from no. 91 to no. 81, Gustave Triebels, referred to as "director of Photo Viennoise", explained that "his new installations with artificial light enable photographs to be taken in the most cloudy weather and even in the evening" (La Patrie, 24.4.1902). Still listed at this address in the 1907-1908 Monod directory alongside his successor Max Jacops.
1903 * - 1905 / Gand, Rue des Champs, 84 [Veldstraat]
Successor: Van Loo R.
Then left for Liège. Still recorded here in the directories until 1908.
1905 * - 1906 / Courtrai, Rue de Tournai, 43
Successor: Questienne Charles (Karl)
No trace in the population registry. His operator here was Hippolyte De Bode (see that name) who may have been Triebels' brother-in-law or otherwise related to him by marriage, since both men's wives shared the family name of Vandemarliere.
1907 - 1910 / Tournai, Marché aux Jambons, 31
His son-in-law Rodolphe De Ruyck (see further) would operate at this address after World War I and advertised as a former operator of Triebels (Le Courier de L'Escaut, 12.5.1919).
1910 * Tournai, Grand Place, 30
Successor: De Maeyer (- Cappaert) Jules
1912 * - 1919 / Bruges, Rue des Flamands, 21 [Vlamingenstraat]
1913 Bruges, Rue de la Monnaie, 24 [Geldmuntstraat]
Recorded as a photographer domiciled in Bruges on the occasion of the wedding in Bruges on 9.6.1914 of his daughter to Rodolphe Auguste De Ruyck (° Renaix, 18.9.1891), likewise recorded as a photographer domiciled in Bruges. The studio at this address would pass to Triebels' son, Emile and was put up for sale by "vente viagère" [life annuity] in July 1919 when occupied by a certain Miss Triebels. Gustave Triebels' peripatetic nature is manifested by repeated moves: to Antwerp in 1921, Brussels in 1933, Merksem op Kapellen in 1934, Schoten in 1943 and Oostkamp in 1946. Registered in Antwerp, Rue Carnot, 113 in 1921 and still listed at that address until 1934, before moving to Antwerp - Merxem, Bredebaan, 516. Triebels declared having lived in Bruges, Ghent and Liège between 1873 and 1921.

Locations

1881 * - 1896 Blankenberghe
1889 * - 1890 / Bruxelles, Rue de la Bourse, 28
1889 Herenthals, Grand'Place, "in den Wildeman"
1895 * - 1903 / Bruges, Rue des Pierres, 65<95-96>, 91<96-01> then 81<02-03>
1903 * - 1905 / Gand, Rue des Champs, 84 [Veldstraat]
1905 * - 1906 / Courtrai, Rue de Tournai, 43
1907 - 1910 / Tournai, Marché aux Jambons, 31
1910 * Tournai, Grand Place, 30
1912 * - 1919 / Bruges, Rue des Flamands, 21 [Vlamingenstraat]
1913 Bruges, Rue de la Monnaie, 24 [Geldmuntstraat]

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DIRECTORY_1997#4168

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SFJ revised 19.9.2017 & 26.6.2018, partly based on information supplied by Axel Vaeck, Stadsarchief Mechelen; SFJ revised 11.7.2018, 30.9.2018, 5.11.2018 & 15.11.2018 partly based on information supplied by Paul De Paepe and Filippe De Potter; SFJ revised 27.12.2018 & 16.5.2020; SFJ revised 8.6.2020, 6.8.2020, 1.11.2020 & 21.3.2021 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght; MD revised 11.2.2021; SFJ revised 15.2.2021 based on information supplied by Pool Andries; MD revised 20.4.2020 & 5.5.2021

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