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Ambrotype

Size
Date
Country
Artist
Sitter
Case

1/2 (10x13, European size)
1860s?
Netherlands
Unknown
The Moens brothers
European cases

Both plates are heavily damaged, and the first glass plate is broken.
Both gentlemen were photographed in the same chair at the same studio.
One is holding a cigar and posing by a large white vase.

Casper H Moens 1842-19127
C H Moens 1841-1920

Casper Hendrik Moens and Carel Hendrik Moens.
They were the sons of Antonij Moens and Johanna Lambert. Antonij was a manufacturer
of pots and pans. He and Johanna had 10 children, Casper and Carel being the last two.
Their first son, also called Antonij, became a member of parliament in the Netherlands in 1877.
4 children died young. They also had 2 daughters and another son Pieter. He became a judge.
Their family goes back to the 1600s and even abroad: William John Charles Möens is a distant relative.

Casper (10 October 1842 - 23 August 1927, 84 years old) became a judge. He married the artist
Gijsberta Catharina ter Kuile. She was a painter, her father a wine merchant. They had no children.

Carel (21 June 1841 - 12 May 1920, 78 years old) became a notary and later a Major. He married
Lucretia Fenna Harger and together they had 6 children. Carel was a Major in Beverwijk in 1870-1877.
After that he stayed on as alderman for 41 years, until he retired in 1916. Besides this, he kept a notary
office which his son would later continue running. In Carel's honour a street and a square are named after him.

Sources: family tree / portrait of Carel