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Names:
Joint: Alary & Geiser 
Dates:  1810 - 1867 (ca)
Born:  France, Lot-et-Garonne, Dausse
Active:  Algeria
 
  
Born in France and went to Algeria in 1847 working first as a framer and later as a Daguerreotypist. In 1858 he became a member of the Société Française de Photographie (SFP) with number 003. By around 1860 he had formed a partnership in Algiers with Julie Geiser, the widow of Lucien-Jacob Geiser who had died in 1852. The firm of Alary & Geiser became one of the most significant studios in Algeria.
 
[With contributions by Michel Megnin, July 2008]

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• Jacobson, Ken 2007 Odalisques & Arabesques: Orientalist Photography 1839-1925 (London: Quaritch) p.200 [Includes a well researched biography on Jean-Baptiste Antoine Alary with example plate(s).] 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
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