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

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''Evening' on Burrard Inlet' by Robert M. Love, 1907.
"'Evening' on Burrard Inlet" by Robert M. Love, 1907.
This photograph was featured in his ad in Henderson's City of Vancouver Directory 1908, p. 139. The Wikimedia page mistitled it "Evenings on Burrard Inlet" There are quotation marks on the mount around the word evening to indicate this image was manipulated in the darkroom to produce an evening or nighttime effect. Part of the Canadian Copyright Collection at the British Library.
 
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A photographer, possibly Arthur S. Rappertie, timing an exposure.
A photographer, possibly Arthur S. Rappertie, timing an exposure.
Photograph by S.A. Spencer. Image courtesy of BC Archives, Visual Records call no. G-03300 (catalogue no. HP096449); copied from Camera album no. 37.
 
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A S.J. Thompson photo bearing his number 1290 prefixed by 'T' and credited to Shaw Brothers Limited by the latter.
A S.J. Thompson photo bearing his number 1290 prefixed by "T" and credited to Shaw Brothers Limited by the latter.
While the image content date of ca. 1891 is approximately correct, the Shaw Brothers were not in existence at that time. City of Vancouver Archives Item: Out P796.3 - View from Upper Springs Banff
 
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A.C. Hirschfeld's photography business, Atlin, BC.
A.C. Hirschfeld's photography business, Atlin, BC.
Image courtesy of BC Archives, Visual Records call no. D-06272.
 
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A.C. Hirschfeld's photography business, Atlin, BC.
A.C. Hirschfeld's photography business, Atlin, BC.
Image courtesy of BC Archives, Visual Records call no. F-00178.
 
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A.D. Coltman photographed at the Steffens-Colmer Studios Ltd. with a camera, ca. 1943.
A.D. Coltman photographed at the Steffens-Colmer Studios Ltd. with a camera, ca. 1943.
City of Vancouver Archives reference code: AM1545-S3-: CVA 586-1039
 
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A.S. Rappertie and his mother, ca. 1898.
A.S. Rappertie and his mother, ca. 1898.
They are seated in their apartment behind the Maynard studio on Pandora Ave. Image courtesy of BC Archives, reference code F-06918.
 
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Alaska photographer, possibly C.L. Andrews
Alaska photographer, possibly C.L. Andrews
From the University of Oregon Libraries description: "Two men on top of Eagle Bluff in Eagle, Alaska. One man identified as C.L. Andrews stands with his head covered by a camera cloth. He is taking a picture with a camera mounted on a tripod. The other man, identified as Frank N. Smith, sits below Andrews resting his arm on his knee; he is wearing a brimmed hat, white neckkerchief, long sleeve shirt, or jacket, dark trousers and shoes. A body of water and a mountain range can be seen in the background." URL: http://oregondigital.org/sets/clarence-andrews/oregondigital:fx719n59b
 
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Amateur photographer John P. Clum as he appeared in the 1870s.
Amateur photographer John P. Clum as he appeared in the 1870s.
Published in an obituary by Paul A.F. Walter for the New Mexico Historical Review, v. 7, no. 3 (July 1932): 292-296.
 
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Anders Beer Wilse portrait, Seattle, ca. 1890
Anders Beer Wilse portrait, Seattle, ca. 1890
Photograph by Boyd and Braas
 
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Anglican mission church overseen by Rev. A.J. Hall, Alert Bay, BC, August 1885.
Anglican mission church overseen by Rev. A.J. Hall, Alert Bay, BC, August 1885.
Although the front and back of this cabinet card photograph bear the ownership marks of Victoria commercial photographer O.C. Hastings, the identifying marks in the lower left corner (53 | GMD | 85) are those used by the Geological Survey of Canada geologist and amateur photographer Dr. George Mercer Dawson. This same photograph is described on the Library and Archives as "Mission Church" (copy negative PA-037933). The Royal BC Museum also holds a reference copy print of the Library and Archives Canada photo.
 
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Arms of the Royal Engineers.
Arms of the Royal Engineers.
British Columbia Archives, PDP05368.
 
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Arrival of the first Canadian Pacific Railway train at Port Moody, BC.
Arrival of the first Canadian Pacific Railway train at Port Moody, BC.
Photographed by T.S. Gore, a photographer is visible in the left background. Image courtesy of BC Archives, Visual Records call no. A-09737.
 
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Art Jones among Artray studio equipment, 1950.
Art Jones among Artray studio equipment, 1950.
Vancouver Public Library accession number 81260.
 
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Arthur Vipond photographed by S.A. Spencer.
Arthur Vipond photographed by S.A. Spencer.
Image courtesy of BC Archives, Visual Records catalogue no. HP097939 (item H-01219).
 
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Bowman-Fuller Post-Card Photographer sign at Tete Jaune, ca. 1910s.
Bowman-Fuller Post-Card Photographer sign at Tete Jaune, ca. 1910s.
The line on the bottom reads "Films Developed Prints Etc". BC Archives Visual Records item C-07634.
 
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Bridgman's Studio display, Pacific National Exhibition, 1922
Bridgman's Studio display, Pacific National Exhibition, 1922
City of Vancouver Archives CVA 180-0054
 
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Bridgman's Studio label, ca. 1915.
Bridgman's Studio label, ca. 1915.
On the front of a mounted montage. The photograph depicts the 1914-1915 class of Vancouver Business Institute, Sprott-Shaw. City of Vancouver Archives reference code AM54-S4-: Sch N118.1
 
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Bridgman's Studio signature, 1921
Bridgman's Studio signature, 1921
"Arts '25". The photograph shows the entering class of 1925 at the University of British Columbia in fall of 1921.
 
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Bridgman's Studio signature, 1926
Bridgman's Studio signature, 1926
The photograph depicts members of the Alpha Iota Chapter of the Phi Kappa Pi Fraternity, U.B.C., 1926. City of Vancouver Archives reference code AM427-S4-: CVA 289-054
 
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Butcher and Company ID, 1890s.
Butcher and Company ID, 1890s.
 
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C.E. Bloomfield photographed in the Wadds Brothers' Vancouver studio, likely a wedding portrait, ca. 1902.
C.E. Bloomfield photographed in the Wadds Brothers' Vancouver studio, likely a wedding portrait, ca. 1902.
His wife, Miss Evelyn Pavier, was also photographed around the same time (BVIPA, call no. I-46811). Image courtesy of BC Archives, Visual Records call no. I-46810.
 
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C.W. Sillence identification on a mounted print.
C.W. Sillence identification on a mounted print.
 
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C.W. Sillence identification on a mounted print.
C.W. Sillence identification on a mounted print.
 
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C.W. Sillence portrait, late 1890s?
C.W. Sillence portrait, late 1890s?
A carte-de-visite taken in Bournemouth, Eng., UK.
 
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Card mount imprint: 'W.J. Gould, Owen Sound'
Card mount imprint: "W.J. Gould, Owen Sound"
Owen Sound, Ontario, was possibly where W.J. Gould first practiced as a commercial photographer
 
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Celebratory arch at Prince Rupert, 20 Aug 1910.
Celebratory arch at Prince Rupert, 20 Aug 1910.
The arch was on 6th St. and was erected for the occasion of Prime Minister Sir Wilfred Laurier's visit to the city. Photograph by J.D. Allen Photographic Company. Library and Archives Canada A-123738 (accession no. 1980-135 NPC)
 
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Charles Horetzky portrait by Ottawa photographer W.J. Topley, September 1869
Charles Horetzky portrait by Ottawa photographer W.J. Topley, September 1869
Image ourtesy of Library and Archives Canada, photograph no. PA-52367.
 
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Cinematographer at a Vancouver baseball game, 1915.
Cinematographer at a Vancouver baseball game, 1915.
Photographed by W.J. Moore, the motion picture operator is believed to be A.D. "Cowboy" Kean. The photograph is captioned "'Opening Game Base Ball Season 1915' 'Vancouver vs. Victoria'". City of Vancouver Archives AM54-S4-3-: PAN N14B.
 
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Corner of Burrard [Street] and Robson [Street] showing Bank of Toronto on the left and Stuart Thomson's storefront on the right
Corner of Burrard [Street] and Robson [Street] showing Bank of Toronto on the left and Stuart Thomson's storefront on the right
 
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David Spencer Limited, Photographic Department, ID.
David Spencer Limited, Photographic Department, ID.
 
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Dedman Photography Shop signature.
Dedman Photography Shop signature.
 
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Dr. A.R. Benson and his wife, 1860s.
Dr. A.R. Benson and his wife, 1860s.
Studio portrait by J.W. Vaughan. Image courtesy of BC Archives, Visual Records item number B-00931 (HP028892).
 
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Edouard Deville, Surveyor-General of Canada, Mar 1914.
Edouard Deville, Surveyor-General of Canada, Mar 1914.
Photographed by the Topley Studio, Ottawa, ON
 
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Elite Photo Studio ID, 1890s.
Elite Photo Studio ID, 1890s.
Private collection.
 
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Elite Photo Studio ID, 1890s.
Elite Photo Studio ID, 1890s.
Private collection
 
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F.G. Claudet, ca. Mar 1870.
F.G. Claudet, ca. Mar 1870.
Photographed in David Withrow's New Westminster studio, the inclusion of the stereograph viewer is intentional as a reminder of Claudet's connection through his father with the earliest years of stereoscopic photography. British Columbia Archives Item G-07033 (HP002481).
 
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F.L. Hacking ID, ca. 1908.
F.L. Hacking ID, ca. 1908.
 
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F.M. Rattenbuy by H.U. Knight, 1924.
F.M. Rattenbuy by H.U. Knight, 1924.
Image courtesy of BC Archives, reference code F-02163.
 
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Faith Fenton portrait.
Faith Fenton portrait.
Photographed by J. Fraser Bryce, a Toronto studio photographer. Image courtesy of Library and Archives Canada, no. PA-212241.
 
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Former Royal Engineer Henry Bruce with his granddaughters.
Former Royal Engineer Henry Bruce with his granddaughters.
British Columbia Archives Item D-05421 (HP068445).
 
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Foxall Photo Studio sign, Sayward Building, Douglas St., Victoria, BC
Foxall Photo Studio sign, Sayward Building, Douglas St., Victoria, BC
Enlargement from glass media showing "Foxall, Photo Studio" sign and studio skylight, Sayward Building (current address, 1201-1213 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC). The full version of this photograph, credited to Fleming [Brothers?], is available online through the BC Archives at http://search-bcarchives.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/looking-south-on-douglas-street-from-northwest-corner-of-yates-street-victoria
 
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Frederick Dally portrait, 1870.
Frederick Dally portrait, 1870.
This was taken the year he left BC.
 
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George Wintemute portrait, ca. 1882.
George Wintemute portrait, ca. 1882.
Photographed in the Judkins Floating Sunbeam Gallery, New Westminster. Courtesy City of Vancouver Archives CVA 371-94.
 
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Gibson Studio ID.
Gibson Studio ID.
 
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Google Maps Street View enlargement showing Foxall Photo Studio skylight in Sayward Building
Google Maps Street View enlargement showing Foxall Photo Studio skylight in Sayward Building
Current address, 1201-1213 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC.
 
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Great Bluff, Thompson River, on the Cariboo Road, 1867 or 1868.
Great Bluff, Thompson River, on the Cariboo Road, 1867 or 1868.
Dally made two trips to Barkerville and the Cariboo gold mining fields, the first in 1867 and the second in 1868. This is likely the most recognizable, most iconic and most reproduced image from those trips.
 
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H.T. Devine, 17 Feb 1936.
H.T. Devine, 17 Feb 1936.
City of Vancouver Archives reference code AM54-S4-: Port P341.
 
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Hacking Photo Studio display, Pacific National Exhibition, 1922.
Hacking Photo Studio display, Pacific National Exhibition, 1922.
Photographed by the Dominion Photo Company. City of Vancouver Archives reference code AM281-S8-: CVA 180-0064
 
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Hannah (Mrs. R.) Maynard's first studio, Johnson St. (left side), Victoria.
Hannah (Mrs. R.) Maynard's first studio, Johnson St. (left side), Victoria.
Image courtesy of BC Archives, Visual Records call no. C-09031.
 

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