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Can anyone point me to a source of information about the publisher / photographer J. Kuhn in 19th-century Paris? I've just bought a huge albumen print of a cathedral interior, and can't find which it might be in any of the standard UK, US, or Irish archives. Any tips to digitized search engines for France? Thank you!

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J Kuhn was active in Paris from 1885. He used the dry plate-process. His company was named "Compagnie Photographique"and was situated at the fashionable Rue de Rivoli 170-174-220, Paris. He was photographer of the Duke d' Orléans in 1890. He published photographic books, pictures of various countries and celebrities. He was mentioned in the trade almanac Didot-Bottin in 1891.

My source: Repertoire des photographes Parisiens du XIXe siécle, author Francois Boisjoly.

I suggest you to look at the French website gallica.bnf.fr. BNF stands for the French national library.  You also can look at the data base of the French museums Joconde: http://www.culture.gouv.fr/documentation/joconde/fr/pres.htm 

Good luck with your research

Sjaak Boone

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Thank you so much!

Izaak Boone said:

J Kuhn was active in Paris from 1885. He used the dry plate-process. His company was named "Compagnie Photographique"and was situated at the fashionable Rue de Rivoli 170-174-220, Paris. He was photographer of the Duke d' Orléans in 1890. He published photographic books, pictures of various countries and celebrities. He was mentioned in the trade almanac Didot-Bottin in 1891.

My source: Repertoire des photographes Parisiens du XIXe siécle, author Francois Boisjoly.

I suggest you to look at the French website gallica.bnf.fr. BNF stands for the French national library.  You also can look at the data base of the French museums Joconde: http://www.culture.gouv.fr/documentation/joconde/fr/pres.htm 

Good luck with your research

Sjaak Boone

Netherlands

 

 

 

 

Hi, here's a link to some of his work with a bit of background information. I have a couple of postcard portraits of his so he was probably still in business around 1905.

http://www.newpicaday.com/2010_04_01_archive.html

Oh, that's wonderful. Thanks!

John Toohey said:

Hi, here's a link to some of his work with a bit of background information. I have a couple of postcard portraits of his so he was probably still in business around 1905.

http://www.newpicaday.com/2010_04_01_archive.html

J. KUHN was hugely productive as a publisher  prints, cartes stereo stereoscopes - one advert  had Photographies, Monocles, & Albums  at 220 Rue de Rivoli and another as The Paris photographic company, général depot of all publishers of Paris and Europe and he may have expanded to 174 Rue de Rivoli. He seems to have had a commission for teh 1889 Exposition Universelle in Paris. I have hand coloured tranmission stereos  but very little stereo work appears online.   The man remains a mystery

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