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HomeContents > People > Photographers > Francis Chit

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Born: Khun Sunthornsathitsalak 
Other: F. Chit 
Dates:  1830 - 1891
Active:  Thailand (Siam)
 
  
Commercial photographer in Bangkok from 1857 until his death in 1891. He opened his studio in Bangkok in 1863 and became the Thai royal court photographer (Luang Akhani Narumit). 
  
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Business locations 
  
Bangkok, Siam 
  
Reported to have made stereoviews; no further data available. 
  
T.K. Treadwell & William C. Darrah (Compiled by), Wolfgang, Sell (Updated by), 11/28/2003, Photographers of the World (Non-USA), (National Stereoscopic Association)
Credit: National Stereoscopic Association with corrections and additions by Alan Griffiths and others.
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John Falconer, British Library 
A Biographical Dictionary of 19th Century Photographers in South and South-East Asia

 
Commercial, Thailand
Advertising his photographic studio in ‘Rooms next above Santa Cruz Church’ in 1872. 
  
 
  

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Printed biographies

The following books are useful starting points to obtain brief biographies but they are not substitutes for the monographs on individual photographers.

 
• Lenman, Robin (ed.) 2005 The Oxford Companion to the Photograph (Oxford: Oxford University Press)  [Includes a short biography on Francis Chit.] 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
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