Philipp Adolphe Klier (1845-1911)

"Son of Daniel Adolphe Klier (of Mainz?). Trading with Heinrich Louis Murken (c. 1843-1889) as Murken and Klier, opticians, watchmakers and photographers, Moulmein, 1871-5; Klier trading as a photographer on his own in Moulmein from 1875-84; in partnership with J. Jackson as Jackson and Klier, Rangoon 1885-90; with H. Schultze as assistant in late 1880s. Trading independently as a photographer in Signal Pagoda Road, Rangoon 1890-1915. Possibly left Burma for a period in the 1890s. ...
Listed in directories as follows:
1870 Studio established 1870, according to advertisements.
1871-5 Murken and Klier, opticians, watchmakers and photographers, Moulmein
1876 Murken, watchmaker and Klier, photographer: separate businesses.
1877 Klier, jeweller and watchmaker, Moulmein. An account of Moulmein in the Illustrated London News of 17 March 1877, uses two of his photographs and describes ‘Kleir’ as a local artist of considerable repute.’
1882 Illustrated London News in February 1882 publishes engravings of the Viceroy’s visit to Burma, based on Klier’s photographs, and describing him as a ‘photographer of Rangoon.’
1883 Murken, watchmaker and optician.
1884 Klier, photographer
1885-90 P. Klier and J. Jackson, photographers, Rangoon
1887 Advertises views of Upper Burma, available from his studio at 32 Pagoda Road, in the Rangoon Gazette and Weekly Budget of 1 April 1887. Also advertised views of the Andaman Islands as well as Burmese photographs.
1891 Not listed in trade list, but in residents list. Jackson is listed as a photographer on his own.
1892-1902 Not listed, but recorded as a photographer in Signal Pagoda Road, Rangoon in George W. Bird, Wanderings in Burma (1897).
1903 Photographer, Signal Pagoda Road, Rangoon.
1905 Also advertising as a dealer in objets d’art, furniture, etc
1915 Last entry, photographer in Sofaer Buildings, Merchant Street, Rangoon. Also trading in Burmese artwork and silverware.
Died 27 March 1911, from ‘dilation of the heart’, buried in the cemetery of the Scots Kirk (now English Methodist Church), Signal Pagoda Road, Rangoon." John Falconer, British Library, A Biographical Dictionary of 19th Century Photographers in South and South-East Asia zitiert nach, 05.11.2019

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