CENTRE EDMOND FORTIER._________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
GENERAL: THE POSTCARDS
Objective Catalog of postcards Edmond Fortier
Who's Edmond Fortier? Structure of the editions
Related sites Supplements on the catalog (2e partie)
Things worth nowing Supplements on the catalog (3e partie)
At the moment the collection of the center contains digital selected Edmond Fortier-postcards and with consent from other
collectioners with pictures of the following West African states; Senegal, Guinée, Mali, Benin. The picture collection give a
nice view of the people, the landscape and the rituals between 1900 and 1910.
The period 1900 - 1904 concerns especially pictures of Senegal with accents on the City of Dakar, the surrounding villages
and ethnic groupes. The period 1905 -1910 concerns interesting items as "A Voyage on the Niger" (Mali-1905) and visites to Guinée, Ivory Coast and Benin. (1908)
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* The objective of the "Centre Edmond Fortier" is together with ohter collctioners ; Collectors, museums and teachers
making acquantaince to West Africain in the period 1900 - 1910 by the pictures of Edmond Fortier.
* Selecting and showing the pictures of Edmond Fortier in virtual expositions.
* Making the pictures available to all non-profit institutions, "Supporting the History of Africa".
* To be a support-center on behalf of the collectors of Edmond Fortier- postcards.
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Who's Edmond Fortier ?
Fortier was born
in 1862 in the little village Celles sur Pleine in the Vosges,France. He lived already several years
in St-Louis Senegal, before he departed in 1900 to Dakar.
As photographer and publisher of postcards, he visited Senegal and Guinea, Mali in 1906, Ivory- coast,
Benin and Lagos in 1908 producing,(between
3.300 pictures/postcards and after 1910 publishing 3.320 reprints.
He was the first photographer who visited the
Dogon (1905) in the
Bandiagara ( Mali )
and visited already Tombuctu in jan.1906.
10 years of research by Philippe David, author of the "Inventaire Generale des Cartes Postales Fortier" results in the
next complete facts:
"Edmond Fortier lived in Dakar on the corner of Boulevard Pinet-Laprade / Rue Dagorne.He was a small person,
blonde, with little beard " pointu " and always wear a pointed topi (military model ) He had a favorite remark;
Le Cantal? mon berceau, Dakar mon tombeau! (The Cantal my cradle, Dakar.. my tomb)
Nothing is known after his death on 24
February 1928, about the weal and woe of his family/heir, neither about his extensive archive of
3.300 negatives. Pictures are
published, already during his lifetime - with or without his permission - in more than
Postcards can be found in several collections all over the world.
Wildheid en beschaving by Raymond Corbey-Ambo-Baarn-1978
.Inventaire General de cartes postales Fortier by Philippe David 1986:1987, 1988 3 tomes
Voyages Fortier au Soudan by Philippe David, Cataloque cartes postales Neudin 1983 > home <
Visit this sites ! :
The Postcards: Supporting History of Africa:
Postcard Bill "Judnick Mali-new pictures
Postcard.org AFRICAN CULTURE ON LINE
Casa das Áfricas
Canal CPA Photography of Africa
African Museums on Internet Lowesoft Collection
Fortier, un photographe tres moderne....
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