Wauters [P.] & Masquelier [A.]

Identity

Category

Partnership

Alternative name or descriptor

  • Comptoir Général de Photographie; Algemeen Kantoor voor Lichttoestellen

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Status

  • Connected / Professional

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1901 * - 1914 / Anvers, Chaussée de Malines, 32
Successor: Masquelier Alphonse
Polydore Joseph Wauters (° Ghent, 14.1.1864) of Antwerp and his brother-in-law Alphonse Jules Marie Masquelier (° Antwerp - Borgerhout, 3.7.1880) of Antwerp - Borgerhout (Wauters had married Masquelier's sister Julia in February 1898). Photographic cameras and supplies. Their partnership was founded for a duration of 15 years and given legal form on 1.7.1901. They also operated a portrait studio at this address and the firm is listed under "photographers" in the Monod directory. "Laboratory at the disposal of customers. Branches in Ghent, Ostend and Blankenberg" (La Métropole, 8.9.1901).
Wauters was a member of the "Association belge de photographie" and Masquelier was a member of the "Cercle d'études photographiques et scientifiques d'Anvers" (see relevant entries in the name of the two partners). The partnership was dissolved by early 1914. Masquelier continued trading here throughout the interwar years as successor to the partnership while still employing "Comptoir Général de Photographie" as a descriptor. Some post-World War I editions of the Ratinckx directory continued to list the partnership of Wauters & Masquelier at this address, no doubt erroneously. Masquelier was also listed under "photographers" in the Ratinckx directories of this period.
1901 * - 1913 Ostende, Rampe Ouest du Kursaal, 4<04>
Branch.
1901 * - 1904 Blankenberghe, Rue de l'Eglise, 31
Predecessor: Photographie Viennoise #
Branch.
1901 * - 1902 Gand, Rue de Flandre, 9
This branch was a brief partnership with Julien Declercq (see that name) when the outlet probably traded as "Comptoir Général de Photographie. P. Wauters: proprietor" [Mendel, 1902]. Ownership seems to have reverted to Julien Declercq soon afterwards.
1905 - 1906 Bruxelles, Rue de l'Ecuyer, 50
Manager: Arthur Vandevelde. Cameras, projectors and enlargers. Wholesale.
1907 - 1908 Blankenberghe, Rue Haute

Locations

1901 * - 1914 / Anvers, Chaussée de Malines, 32
1901 * - 1913 Ostende, Rampe Ouest du Kursaal, 4<04>
1901 * - 1904 Blankenberghe, Rue de l'Eglise, 31
1901 * - 1902 Gand, Rue de Flandre, 9
1905 - 1906 Bruxelles, Rue de l'Ecuyer, 50
1907 - 1908 Blankenberghe, Rue Haute

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DIRECTORY_1997#4727

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SFJ revised 28.12.2017; SFJ revised 22.5.2020, 7.9.2020, 25.10.2020, 3.11.2020 & 15.12.2020 based on information supplied by M. Demaeght; SFJ revised 11.2.2021 & 20.2.2021 based on information supplied by Pool Andries

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