The Aix-Marseille-Provence Chamber of Commerce and Industry has chosen La COLLECTION !
The Agency LA COLLECTION is pleased to represent the Archives and Collections of the Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Aix-Marseille-Provence (CCIAMP)
The Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Aix-Marseille-Provence, under its current name, is the first chamber of commerce in the world.
It was funded in 1599 from a major economic concern: the protection of maritime trade in the Mediterranean against barbarian piracy.
The CCIAMP has an exceptional archive, the result of its intense activity from the 16th century to the present day. It has also built up an important photo library comprising photographs (prints, negatives or glass plates) relating to the territories of Aix and Marseille, Provence and the hinterland, extended to the Mediterranean and overseas territories.
Very beautiful advertising posters, also kept by the Chamber of Commerce, illustrate parts of the regional economic history, recalling the port and industrial activities of the Marseilles region. The names of brands or companies, well known in their time, recall the period when Marseille built its reputation with products that were often simple, but of high quality, that merchants and industrialists brought to a high degree of perfection.
As a witness to the current economic dynamism of Marseille and its region, the archives continue to be enriched on a regular basis, through the acquisition of historical documents and new digital images. Do not hesitate to contact us for any further information or special request.
Illustration : Sandy-Hook – Georges Taboureau, dit. 1879-1960. Compagnie Générale Transatlantique – Afrique du Nord – Marseille – Paris
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