is rich of some of the best pieces of the history of the photography.
Bingham (1800-1870) , an English photographer living in Paris
and specialized into the reproduction of painters work and
portraits. We own 7
photography and positive calotype of such portraits.
Ambroise Richebourg (1810-1874), let us 2 photography one of
whom being the portrait of an unknown man.
Marville (1816-1878), is well represented with 28 photographs.
· 1853 :
positive calotypes of the Paris Sainte-Chapelle during the
restoration of the spire by Jean-Baptist Lassus
· 1853 : details of the statues
of the Royal Portal of the Cathedral of Chartres
· 1853 : "The beautiful God"
· 1854 : Reims Cathedral
Le Secq (1818-1882) from whom we kept the 1852 calotype of the
Portal of the cathedral of Chartres.
Berthier (1822-1912) Parisian photographer well
known for his photographs made in Italy and his portraits. We
are lucky enough to have 6 photographs et positive calotypes of
various statues of the cathedral of Chartres.
Bonfils. The Library has its album called "from the
Holy Land" which is a rich one. This
photograph was installed in Beyrouth with his wife Lydie and his son
Adrien. The pictures in
the album are part from Félix and part from Adrien. They
all have been sold out by Lydie, from the end of 1880 through the
beginning of 1890.
(actif ca 1840-1850) Parisian daguerreotypist. We
have the portrait of a woman and her child.
Shew (en Amérique1850-1870), American photographer installed in
San Francisco. We know
nothing about him except that he was specialized in portraits
like his colleague Hamilton in the same town. The
collection own a daguerreotype.
: ambrotype (portrait of a lady in San Francisco).
is not limited to those photographs. Many
of the plates and daguerreotypes are still in search of authors or
not. They represent
Chartres, the Eure-et-Loir area and France. Those
photographs are part of the stocks known as Popesco, Clerval
and Delaporte. Several
thousands of slides on glass also called "luminous
projections" published by "La Bonne Presse" are
available. They are filed by subjects. We
are actively in the process to put them in a valuable perpective .