Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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



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201 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A manager of Bridgman's Studio Limited in 1935, she also operated the portrait studio and retail store The Child's House under the business name Aunt Molly in 1935.
She and her husband briefly lived in BC before moving back to the USA in 1936, where despite having been born in the country, had to reapply for citizenship (naturalization) in 1938. Living in Los Angeles, CA, that year, she gave her occupation as writer on her petition for naturalization. She had last lived in Prince George, BC. 
Belt-Hamlin, Mrs. Mary Ethelyn (I2149)
202 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A maritime photographer whose grandson Jeremy S. Snapp, himself a photographer, wrote and published a tribute to his ancestor's photographic legacy. Snapp, John F. (I2002)
203 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A member of a Northwest Mounted Police force that left Regina, SK, on 1 Jun 1895, he reached St. Michaels, Alaska, via Seattle on 3 July 1895. His unit was stationed at ______________. Equipped with a complete photographic outfit, except for a filter to reduce the flat effect of photographing snow, Haynes described some of the difficulties he encountered photographing in the Yukon. Hayne, Murray Henry Edward (I188)
204 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A member of the Arts and Crafts Association, he and his brother worked for their father in the stained glass firm of Henry Bloomfield and Sons. His brother James Bloomfield, an artist, was also a member of the Arts and Crafts Association.

C.E. Bloomfield married Evelyn Pavier on 27 Nov 1902 in Vancouver. 
Bloomfield, Charles Ernest (I409)
205 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A member of the British North American Boundary Survey, 1873-1874, which travelled only a short distance into the Rocky Mountains beyond Waterton Lakes, Alberta, he was appointed to the Geological Survey of Canada staff in 1875. His photographs and report on the Haida peoples of the Queen Charlotte Islands (1878; report published 1880) continue to be invaluable to ethnographers. Dawson became director of the Geological Survey in 1895, but his career was cut short by his sudden death.

With William Ogilvie, a Dominion Land Surveyor, Dawson led the first official Canadian exploration of the Yukon Territory in 1887. Dawson's party entered the Yukon via BC from the Wrangell-Stikine River route. Dawson City, YT, surveyed in Jan 1897 by Ogilvie, was named in his honour by traders and sawmill operators Joseph Ladue and Arthur Harper. Also named after Dawson is the Dawson Range, YT. 
Dawson, George Mercer (I272)
206 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A member with her lawyer husband of the Montreal Camera Club in 1895, they moved to Vancouver in the late 1890s. Her photographs attracted some attention at two exhibits organized by the Vancouver Arts and Crafts Association, in July and September 1900, and again in 1902 when she exhibited 10 prints, likely in the Pictorialist style popular in the photo salons at that time, in the Toronto Camera Club's 11th annual exhibition. One of these photographs, a platinum print titled "Gertrude Vandyke--Portrait" , was awarded a silver medal at the latter exhibit.
At the July 11, 1900 Vancouver Arts and Crafts Association evening exhibit in O'Brien's Hall, Mrs. Taylor's photographs were praised:
A collection of figure studies in photography, by Mrs. Taylor, was another conspicuous feature. In this was demonstrated the fact that the making of pictures--that shall have artistic sentiment as well as technical excellence--by photographic process is not only a possibility, it is achieved,and in Mrs. Taylor's case with a marked success.

In addition to exhibiting her photography, Mrs. Taylor also entertained visitors with a violincello duet with Mr. F.W. Dyke on piano. The Vancouver Arts and Crafts Association held its first meeting to organize on April 6, 1900 in the Lefevre Block in rooms of the Art Workers Guild. According to the minutes book, no women were present. A subcommittee on amateur photography was established on May 19, 1900. A list of members who would be eligible to attend the first exhibit held in July did not include Mrs. Taylor. In the records of the association at the City of Vancouver Archives are three photographs of the July 11, 1900 exhibit identified as showing "Amateur photography by Mrs. A. Dunbar Taylor." The association held a second exhibit in September identified on the catalogue as its first annual exhibition. This exhibit was held in the Theatre Royal from September 25 to 27, 1900. Mrs. Taylor's "collection of photos" was catalogue entry 96. She was misidentified in the catalogue and in a Daily News-Advertiser report as "Mrs. S.C. Taylor."
One of her photographs, "Sweet Sixteen", was exhibited at the fourth Philadelphia Photographic Salon in 1901. She also exhibit four prints at the ninth annual exhibition of the Photographic Salon in London, Eng., which was held at the Dudley Gallery between 20 Sep to 2 Nov 1901.
Mrs. Taylor drew further praise from photographer-critic Harold Mortimer-Lamb, who noted her work in a 1905 article in Photograms of the Year: "In the West, in British Columbia, Mrs. Dunbar Taylor, the sister (by the way) of the Secretary of the London [Photographic] Salon, is the only pictorial worker of any force or originality." 
Taylor, Isabel C. (I689)
207 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A Methodist missionary at Skidegate, he came to BC from Prince Albert in 1893 and was stationed at Skidegate, Port Simpson and Port Essington. In a letter to C.F. Newcombe, Freeman talked about making prints for the anthropologist using bromide paper. Freeman probably used a camera as well as an enlarger. Freeman, Barnabas Courtland (I249)
208 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A militia major and correspondent for several U.S. and Canadian newspapers, he travelled with the Yukon Field Force along the Teslin Trail through BC to Dawson City, YT. Woodside, Henry Joseph (I28)
209 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A mining engineer and journalist who promoted pictorial photography during his first residency in BC, he was further influenced during his years in Montreal by photographic innovators there. He retired from the Canadian Mining Institute in 1919 and relocated to Vancouver where he continued to pursue his photographic and journalistic interests, including a brief partnership with John Vanderpant of Vanderpant Galleries in 1926. He was made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society in 1938. By the late 1940s he had turned from photography to painting.
According to information on the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria page about him, his daughter corrected the spelling of his name to Harold Mortimer Lamb, making his surname Lamb. This is contradicted, however, by one of his marriage registration records in which is name is typed as Mortimer-Lamb, Harold, as well as many other earlier references to his name being spelled Mortimer-Lamb. 
Mortimer-Lamb, Harold (I2064)
210 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A mining engineer with the Yukon Consolidated Gold Company, he arrived in Dawson in 1909 and worked there until 1918 when he was transferred to Mayo. From 1920 to 1930 he worked for Keno Hill Mines Ltd. and Treadwell Yukon Mining Company, also at Mayo. Mount Schellinger was named after him in 1973. Schellinger, Arthur K. (I809)
211 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A minister at Methodist Church, Westminster Rd. near South Vancouver brickyards (opened Jan 1894), and at the Princess St. Methodist Church (1894-1895). A promoter of the Vancouver Camera Club, he gave lantern slide shows with local views in Jan and Dec 1894. In 1901 he was living and working in Nanaimo as a minister. He lived in Victoria after the turn of the century. His Colonist obituary indicated he had been an editorial writer for the rival Victoria newspaper the Times and then secretary to two premiers. Baer, Rev. Walter Wesley (I344)
212 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A native of Portland, OR, she married V.V. Vinson. She managed the King Photo Studio following her husband's death.
Vinson, Mrs. Blanche (I904)
213 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A news item in the Cranbrook Herald noted he would keep his studio open on Halloween night in 1922 (26 Oct 1922, p. 6). He operated Photo-Crafts in 1926 with V.C. Russell and the following year was listed as an accountant with the Cranbrook Brewery. He was married to Marion Van Braam. Van Braam, Cornelius (I876)
214 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A news item, which gives his name as George Ford, mentioned his imminent departure for Victoria from Steilacoom where he had been taking daguerreotype portraits for six weeks or since the middle of Jul 1858. He had moved to Steilacoom from Olympia. There was no newspaper evidence that he did make the trip to Victoria on the steamer Constitution in Sep. Ford opened a gallery the following year in Steilacoom with Erastus A. Light (1822-1899) as Ford and Light. The partnership did not last a year.

Ford was married on 4 Jul 1860 to Mrs. Elizabeth Simmons Affleck and spent the rest of his short life in Washington Territory. Although he listed himself as a photographer in the 1870 U.S. census, he appears not to have practiced the craft after 1860. Ford is buried in the Fort Steilacoom Cemetery. 
Ford, Giles Wheeler (I540)
215 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A newspaper reference to her work states that

she was going abroad for her health, and she will take her photographic camera with her. She is an indefatigable enthusiast in this line, and has a valuable collection of pictures which she has taken in her travels through the United States. They include phases of home life in the south and the west, and are particularly interesting because of their very special character.

Platt, Mrs. Thomas C. (I752)
216 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A partner in Bailey & Neelands, photographers, he moved to Nelson to establish the Neelands Bros. with his brother James. H.G. was married in Feb 1897 in Nelson to a Belle Whittet. He later served as mayor of Nelson and also owned mining property in the Nelson area. Neelands, Hamilton George (I348)
217 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A partner in Carpenter and Millar, he moved to Greenwood in 1899 and established his own business. Millar, George Edward (I486)
218 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A partner in Itter Bros. & McBeth, he was listed as working at a news depot in the post office lobby and as a clerk with McNeil, both in 1899. Itter, William Henry (I170)
219 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A partner in Milross and Wren, he became a painter. He left for Ontario in 1891 and was described upon his departure as "one of the first to take up residence in Vancouver." He was still on the Vancouver City Electoral District Voters List as late as 7 Aug 1893. Milross, William Thomas (I448)
220 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A partner in Mountain and Heckley and Uren and Mountain, he was listed in error in the 1891 business directory as J.W. Mountain. Mountain, Albert (I465)
221 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A partner in the Neelands Bros. studio, he later operated a boot and shoe store in Nelson. Neelands, Samuel (I95)
222 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A partner in the Neelands Brothers studio in Nelson, he later worked for the Kootenay Cigar Manufacturing Co. and owned and/or operated the Athabasca Saloon as well as the Office Saloon with his business partner Peter F. Emerson (Emerson and Neelands). Neelands, James F. (I94)
223 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A partner in the short-lived firm Elliott and Baglow, he went on to spend the rest of his career in the bookbinding trade.

The North Vancouver Museum and Archives offers this biographical summary through its online catalogue:

Albert Elliott (1871-1962) was born in Barton St. Michael, a suburb of Gloucester, England, the second of ten children. Scarlet Fever as a child caused him to become completely deaf. In 1887 he became apprenticed to a bookbinder, at which he worked until 1956, although he also became interested in photography through his brother Harry. He met Kate ("Vevey") in 1898, also deaf, and they married in 1901. In 1904 they met Fred Baglow, also deaf. The three of them emigrated to California in 1906, and from there to North Vancouver. They launched Elliott & Baglow Photographers in August or September of 1906. Elliott sold his half in 1907 when he got a job at Thomson Stationers, Baglow operating the studio until late 1908 or early 1909. Elliott's wife died in childbirth in 1912; he remarried in 1916 [i.e., 1915] and died in 1962.
Elliott, Albert Thomas (I1136)
224 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A partner with D. T. Smith in Seattle in 1889 (Smith and Bart), he had opened the Popular Photo Parlour in Vancouver by 1895. He then moved to Rossland and worked there about 1897. He was last located in Nelson where he worked for the Wadds Brothers about 1900. Bart, C.W. (I361)
225 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A partner with J.D. Hall in Hall and Lowe, Lowe moved to Victoria and arrived there on Friday, 17 Oct 1884. He opened the Victoria branch of their Winnipeg operation on Monday, 10 Nov 1884 (the Colonist newspaper ad mistakenly gave the opening date as Monday, 9 Nov 1884). The partnership was dissolved on 30 Apr 1892 when Hall became Sheriff of Vancouver. Lowe continued to use the name Hall and Lowe until at least the turn of the century and was in business for several years after 1900 under his own name; his last listing in the Victoria directory was 1918.

Lowe was admitted to the mental hospital at New Westminster on 3 Apr 1919 and transferred to the Essondale branch on 10 May 1919. He died in the hospital and was buried in Victoria. Skene Lowe was survived by a daughter, Miss Margaret Lowe, a son, Dr. Archibald M. Lowe (a dentist), who lived in Vancouver at the time of his death, and another married daughter (the 1891 census lists her as Nannie Lowe, age 5). 
Lowe, Skene (I145)
226 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A partnership of Charles Brown, Paul Seligman and Harvey S. Brown. The Western Studio operated out of their business address in the 1912 business directory. Brown, Seligman and Brown (I1867)
227 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A partnership of E.P. Chandler and P.G. Stewart, the latter took over the firm within a year or so its existence and continued to operate it under that name. Chandler and Stewart (I1786)
228 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A passenger on the cruise ship Ancon to Glacier Bay, Alaska, she photographed a mirage at Muir Glacier on 23 Jul 1889. Her father[?], Alexander Badlam, published this image in Chapter 10 of his book The Wonders of Alaska (1891). Also reproduced in this chapter are the purportedly mirage images taken in 1888 and 1889 respectively by R.G. Willoughby and one of the I.W. Taber and Company photographers. Badlam, Miss Maude I. (I343)
229 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A pharmacist and photographer by the time he married Ethel Ray Ford of Coombs on 30 Oct 1912, he operated under the name Gidley Studio. According to D.M. Stewart, he also used C.W. Sillence's photographs. Gidley died during the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic.  Gidley, Jesse Cleveland (I1078)
230 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A photo in the BC Archives is the only clue to this photographer's existence and is an out-of-focus scene on Penwell St. dated 1889. Ward, H. (I17)
231 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A photo in the City of Vancouver Archives is dated 1888. Williams was listed as president of the Vancouver Camera Club in the directories of 1897-1899. He was a surveyor with his brother Sidney (Williams Brothers). In 1904 John became provincial inspector of fisheries. Williams, John Tomatoa Chawner (I22)
232 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A photo in the City of Vancouver Archives with his name shows the Lambley Bros. hotel under construction at Enderby in the spring 1890. He was listed as a foreman on the Canadian Pacific Railway and was living at Salmon Arm in the 1891 directory. Langevin, Edward A. (I136)
233 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A photo supply firm partnership of Henry Marsden, Jr. and William Marsden. Marsden Brothers (I1835)
234 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A photograph in Scherer was credited to this photographer. Given the existence of a N.B. Miller, an amateur photographer who served as an assistant photographer for the U.S. Department of the Treasury Fur Seals Investigations in the Pribilof Islands in 1893 and 1895, it is likely they are one and the same person and that the Alert Bay photograph was misdated by Scherer. Miller, N.B. (I125)
235 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A photograph in the BVIPA of HMS Tenedos was identified as his work. Goodie (I770)
236 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A photograph in the City of Vancouver Archives has his address on the verso the photo shows a float on Hastings St. E. with a sign in Japanese and English. The English sign says "Sons of the British Empire God Save the Queen." On 23 Oct 1899 Milne also photographed "A" Company, 2nd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment in Vancouver prior departure to South Africa

A photo in Looking Back, a photo history of New Zealand by Keith Sinclair, is captioned " A. Milne" and dated 1903. 
Milne, A. (I838)
237 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A photograph of the mirage known as The Silent City, Glacier Bay, Alaska, was reputedly taken by E.H. Husher, an I.W. Taber & Co. photographer who was visiting the area in July 1889. This image was published in Chapter 10 of Badlam's aptly titled The Wonders of Alaska (1891). R.G. Willoughby also photographed the same mirage, but the landscape depicted in Willoughby's mirage is totally different from the Taber photograph. Taber, Isaiah West (I691)
238 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A photograph preserved by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Archives portrays a picnic at Burro Creek across the Lynn Canal and about two miles from Skagway on June 22, 1900. YMCA Camera Club (Skagway, AK) (I314)
239 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A photographer and artist in oils, he ran studios in Parkland and Tacoma, Washington. His specialty was landscapes, including Mount Rainier National Park and the Columbia River Gorge.
In 1901 he visited Chilliwack to photograph a Passion Play, one of several photographers to document this religious event among the First Nations of the Fraser Valley during the 1890s and early 1900s. 
Barnes, Albert Henry (I1904)
240 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A physician employed by Andrew Onderdonk during construction of the Port Moody to Eagle Pass section of the Canadian Pacific Railway, Dr. Hannington?s identity as a photographer was uncovered by independent art curator Roger Boulet.

A Charles Francis Hannington (1848-1930), relationship unknown, was employed as a CPR route surveyor and made a trip from Quesnelle through the Rocky Mountains in the winter of 1874-1875. Hannington's account of his journey, in the form of letters to his brother Edward Hannington, were published in the Public Archives of Canada Report of 1887. 
Hannington, Ernest Banon Chandler (I184)
241 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A portrait of four brothers (?) with the oldest seated bears this studio's name on the front bottom of the mount. Klondike Photo Company (I152)
242 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A portrait studio run by S.A. Spencer and O.C. Hastings. Hastings bought out Spencer about 1883 and the latter moved away to Alert Bay. According to Hastings biography in Gosnell (1906), Hastings sold his photographic gallery in Jan 1889. The location was probably that taken over by J. Savannah at 56 Fort St. Spencer and Hastings (I453)
243 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A print in the BC Archives shows HMS Amphion in drydock. He may have photographed the vessel as part of his work for the Albion Iron Works. Although this may or may not be the same person aged 85 who died in Victoria in 1953, who would have been 20 at the time the photo was taken, according to his death registration record, the 86 year-old Cartmel had last worked for the Royal Canadian Navy at Esquimalt as an "assistant in Engineer's Department." Cartmel, James (I297)
244 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A professional photographer based in Sydney, NS, he visited Vancouver in 1911 and took a number of panoramic photographs, possibly with a Cirkut camera. Dodge, Henry Oswald (I1197)
245 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A prolific landscape photographer, he reputedly made over 100 round trips to Alaska. His only trip into the Yukon interior was in the late summer and fall 1897. Although photohistorian Marnie C. Coleman suggests La Roche left before winter, the images themselves reveal he likely travelled out after the Yukon River ice broke up in 1898. There are several winter scenes which Coleman must have missed that could not have been taken after 1898 since the book was published that year in serial form (six parts) as well as in a single edition the same year. Since there is no evidence La Roche went to the Klondike any earlier than 1897, it seems obvious that he wintered there, probably at Dawson. He may also have travelled the surrounding countryside by dogsled and reached the Bering Sea by the time the water there was open for ocean navigation.

While E.A. Hegg received much attention from modern writers, La Roche views of the trails and settlements were equally impressive, as were those of another Seattle competitor, Asahel Curtis. Views from his summer 1897 journey were copyrighted that year and published in an 1898 souvenir album, one of the earliest printed works to depict the harrowing trip faced by the gold-hungry hordes. Only Veazie Wilson's 1897 pictorial album documenting the same route appears to be earlier.

La Roche was also an important portrait photographer. 
La Roche, Frank (I720)
246 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A prolific late Victorian-era author, Buel's photographic work in BC is documented in his book America's Wonderlands. He states that he travelled west in 1890 in a special railway car equipped for photographic work (p. 11-15). He then travelled by steamer from Victoria to Alaska, departing Victoria on 2 May 1890 on the Queen (p. 223+). He returned to Victoria on 15 May and made a week-long side trip on the CPR up the Fraser River (p. 235+). He then returned to Seattle, WA. Buel, James William (I471)
247 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A purser on the steamer Strathcona, he photographed along the coast and up the Stikine River as far as Lake Lindeman. Two views of Port Simpson signed and dated 1900 are in Howay & Scholefield. He is of no apparent relation to Dr. Henry Ernest Tremayne (b. 1873), a physician who moved to B.C. from Ontario in 1906. Tremayne, Herbert A. (I43)
248 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A real estate agent for the Union Land Company, St. Paul, MN, he arrived in Vancouver in 1888 or 1889 and probably took photos in conjunction with real estate sales. In 1891 he sent a photograph of the Empress of India coming through the First Narrows to the Canadian Pacific Railway Company. Dunbar, Charles Trott (I532)
249 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A real estate agent from Australia, he was a member of the Vancouver Camera Club established in Mar 1895. Deane, Evans Brown (I518)
250 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A reverend and travelling companion of Reverend William Spotswood Green (the two were cousins), they have been credited with undertaking the first mountaineering expedition in Canada in 1888. According to a paper read by Green in 1889, their photographic kit consisted of three cameras: two half-plate models and a Stirn's patent detective camera. In conjunction with their topographical observations they photographed views. Swanzy, Rev. Henry (I825)

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