Camera Workers, 1858-1950

The British Columbia, Alaska and Yukon Photographic Directory, 1858-1950

Porter, Nathaniel Joseph

Male 1872 - 1953  (80 years)


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  1. 1.  Porter, Nathaniel Joseph was born on 6 Oct 1872 in Prince Edward Island; died on 20 Mar 1953 in Vancouver, BC; was buried on 24 Mar 1953 in Ocean View Burial Park, Burnaby, BC.

    Other Events:

    • Business Address/Year: 1907?-1908?, Vancouver, BC
    • Where Active (Non-Specific Address): 1900s-1910s, Moose Jaw, SK
    • Home Address/Year: 1898-1899, Victoria, BC; Address:
      109 Pandora Ave.
      Victoria, BC
      Canada
    • Where Active (Non-Specific Address): 1897?-1899, BC

    Notes:

    STATUS: Commercial.

    BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: His obituary reported that he had toured the province as an itinerant photographer in 1897 with Almeron Newman in a horse-drawn cart. Most of the photographs were lost in a fire in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, in 1917. Married in 1898, he operated music and art stores in Moose Jaw from 1900-1922 when he joined the Osborne Calendar Co. He moved to Vancouver in 1937 and retired in 1951 after working as a salesman for Sutherland Press.

    Business Address/Year:
    He is believed to have visited Vancouver around 1907 or 1908.


Generation: 2