Born 1819 in Paris. First dedicates himself to
painting and theatre. 1847 turns to photography. Initially active in
Marseille, Brest, Nimes. 1854 sets up a studio in Paris. In the same
year files a patent for a fast and reasonably priced form of
portrait (known as carte de visits). 1855 founding of the Societedu
Palais de Industrie. 1860-62 portraits of prominent contemporaries
for a Calerie des contemporams. Branches in Nice, Madrid and London.
1871 takes photos during the Commune. 1877 sells his business. Moves
to Nice 1889 returns to Paris. 1889 dies in the Paris Hopital Sante-Anne,
deaf, blind and totally impoverished.
Communards in Their Coffins, circa 1871
Shot Communards, Gernsheim Collection, The University of Texas at
This picture from 1871; is also attributed to Disderi.
Uncut print from a carte-de-visite negative by André-Adolphe-Eugène
Disdéri, c. 1860;
in the George Eastman House Collection, Rochester, New York.
Mr. Laurence and Son Vaccarino
The Richie children, 1862
The De Montal Boy with a Rifle
Young Girl and Toys
Armor and Weapons
Man Sitting in a Gazebo
Portrait of Mery Laurent
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