Tuesday, December 27, 2011

H V Leménager - An early Hertfordshire Photographer

Henri Victor Lemenager (1822-1912) was born in Paris, but came to Bushey to teach French in a small private school, married and started a family. The date of his earliest family is not known but by 1866 he was described as a photographer In 1870 he provided photographic illustrations for a book on Rickmansworth, and by 1872 had moved to 16 High Street, Watford. However in 1887 he emigrated to the United States.

I illustrate the biography with four carte de visite, each mounted on a different printed card and I am looking for more information to put the backs into date order.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the information about Henri Lemenager both here and on the website. I have just discovered recently that I am related to his wife, Mary Jane Braden, and was thrilled to discover a photographer in the family! It is lovely to see some of his photographs here and on the website. Keep up the good work.


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