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date: 07 December 2019

Vacquerie, Augustelocked

(b Villequier, Seine-Maritime, 1819; d Paris, 1895).
  • Patricia Strathern

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(b Villequier, Seine-Maritime, 1819; d Paris, 1895).

French photographer and poet. He was a close friend and associate of Charles Hugo (see Hugo family §(2)) and followed him and the Hugo family into exile in the Channel Islands in 1852. Along with Hugo, he dispelled the boredom of life in exile by working on a literary and photographic project about the life of the Hugo family. The albums they produced—perhaps as many as 67, but of which only 2 survive (Rochester, NY, Int. Mus. Phot., and Paris, Bib. N.)—were presented to friends as mementoes of the Hugo family. Although the photographs are technically poor, the subjects, which include family, friends, children and household pets, have all the charm of intimate snapshots of 19th-century family life....

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