Petit, Pierre Lamy

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Petit, Pierre Lamy Gender: M
Pierre Lanith Petit
born on 15 August 1831 at 14:00 (= 2:00 PM )
Place Aups, France, 43n37, 6e14
Timezone LMT m6e14 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 21°55' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 23°20 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 03°50'

Pierre Lamy Petit (Self-portrait, c. 1870)


French photographer, who in 1898 was the first photographer to attempt underwater photography.

Petit learned photography in Paris in the workshop of André-Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri (1819–1889) (together with 76 other employees). In 1858, he opened his own workshop in Paris with Antoine René Trinquart, later to be called La Photographie des Deux Mondes. This proved to be very successful and workshops were opened in Baden-Baden and Marseille (in partnership with Emile Cazalis).

In his lifetime he made thousands of photographs. He was the official photographer of the International Exposition of 1867. He went to New York several times to report on the construction of the Statue of Liberty. Petit made many photographs of the Siege of Paris (1870–71).

In 1908 he handed over the business to his son. Pierre Petit died on 16 February 1909 in Paris.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

In April 2016, Sy Scholfield submitted the extract from his birth certificate [1].


  • Vocation : Art : Photography
  • Vocation : Business : Business owner