The collection comprises two albums
containing a total of 94 photographs by Courret Hermanos. Each album begins with portraits,
followed by photographs of sites in and around the major cities of Peru and Chile. Album I
[Peru and Chile] contains 42 photographs, while the Album II [Chile] contains 52
The French photographer Eugenio Courret (1841-190?) was associated with the photography
studio of Manoury y Ca. in Lima, Peru from 1861 until 1863, when he established the
Fotografía Central studio with his brother Aquiles (Aguiles; 1830-?). Eugenio was the
photographer and Aquiles managed the business that became known as Courret Hermanos. Aquiles
left the firm in 1877. Eugenio returned to France in 1892, eventually selling the firm to
Adolfo Dubreuil, whose family ran the studio under the Courret name until 1934.
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