The French photographer René Jean Léon TILLOT was born in Lyon on 8th December 1873. After military service, he joined his brother Marcel, a merchant, in Shanghai in 1898. René Tillot was active as a photographer in China, especially in and around Shanghai, for some twenty years and produced several series of well printed post cards. In 1926 René married Marie Clemence Osaka, in Shanghai. Little is known about their later life. See René Tillot (1873-19XX) – Photographe à Shanghai de 1898 à 1928 by Patrice Garcia and Gisèle Vivance.