Compañeros De Fatigas - The Photographer A. Cánovas

Comrades in hardship. A card issued by the celebtrated photographer Cánovas and sent in 1901 to a Señorita Milagro Castañeda in Madrid, presumably by Pancho, as were a number of others, but, this one is written in a strange script. The famous, and hugely successful, photographer Antonio Cánovas de Castillo (1874-1933) was also known professionally as Káulak. Nephew of the politician of the same name who was President six times (1828-1997), he was a society photographer with studios at La Calle Alcalá, 4 in Madrid, but he also produced a great number of postcards, some of which are very theatrical and others have great poetic quality. He founded the magazine “La Fotografía” and collaborated in the production of other publications, including “Blanco y Negro”. Though he died in 1933, the studios remained open until 1989.

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