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Maunoury (Eugène ) album
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Album containing 89 photographs, most of which are by Eugène Maunoury, a French photographer who was active in Peru from 1861 to 1865. Included are 57 portrait cartes-de-visite of Peruvian sitters; 16 views of Lima, Peru; three portraits of women from the Marquesas Islands; and two views of Papeete, Tahiti.
Eugène Maunoury (1830-1896), was born near Paris in Villeparisis, France, but moved into the city as a child where he eventually trained as a draftsman and photographer. Maunoury was active as a photographer in Chile from 1858 to 1860. There he photographed the great fire of Valparaíso of 1858. In 1861, he moved on to Lima, Peru, where by 1862 he established a photography studio, Sociedad Fotográfica Maunoury y Cía, at 71 calle del Palacio. By 1862, he was also associated with the Nadar studio as its Peruvian correspondent and soon became a correspondent for the illustrated Parisian journals L'Illustration: journal universel and Le monde illustré. Maunoury used Nadar's endorsement, which entitled him to add Nadar's signature red "N" to his own imprint, to successfully promote his photography business to such an extent that he opened two more branches of his studio in Lima, one at 36 calle Constitución, in the port at Callao, and the other at 8 Plateros de San Pedro.
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