Louis-Alphonse Davanne (attributed to) Marseilles, a View of the Port and Notre Dame de la Garde
Medium Albumen print from wet plate negative
Mount on original mount
Photo Date 1860s Print Date 1860s
Dimensions 7 x 11-3/8 in. (178 x 289 mm)
Photo Country France
Photographer Country France
Contact Alex Novak and Marthe Smith
About This Image
Print with numerous boats, including at least two side paddlewheelers. Title written in French on recto of mount.
Born in Paris in 1824, Louis-Alphonse Davanne was a chemist and an important photographer. Davanne was a founding member of the SFP. He was very active in investigating new photographic processes. He succeeded Louis Robert in 1872 as the photography teacher at l'Ecole des Ponts et Chaussees. He also taught at the Sorbonne and at Arts et Metiers. He traveled and photographed broadly, including France, Italy, Germany and Algeria. Davanne was president of the Societe de Photographie from 1876 to 1901. He died in 1912.
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