Person record: BONFILS, Félix  (1831-1885)

Basic biographical summary of this person
Full nameFélix BONFILS
Relevance of this personphotographer whose work was used for lantern slides 
Main period of activity1860s-80s
Short biography

Born in Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort, died in Alès. Félix joined General d'Hautpoul's expedition to the Levant in 1860. Soon after returning from Lebanon he became a photographer. Moved to Beirut in 1867 where he opened a photographic studio called 'Maison Bonfils'.

8 March 1831born atSaint-Hippolyte-du-Fort, Gard, France
1885~53died atAlès, Gard, France
Slide sets linked to this personphotographer: [Trip to the Near East] (set type unknown: Merkelbach, 87 slides, c.1901)
Lucerna ID no. 6004040Record created by Marike van Roon and Richard Crangle. Last updated 4 October 2016