Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

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201 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to his obituary he arrived in BC in 1893. He later moved to Vancouver. His death registration record indicates he had worked as a linotype operator for 42 years or since around 1901. Dingle, Walter (I277)
 
202 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to his obituary he arrived in Canada in either 1889 or 1897, settling first on the Prairies, then participating in the Klondike gold rush. He worked for S.J. Thompson and then moved to Victoria where he operated C.H. Smith and Company, an art and photo supply store. He and J. Savannah were listed together in the 1910 directory. Smith retired about 1945. Smith, Charles Henry (I813)
 
203 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to his obituary he arrived in Vancouver in 1887 aboard the first train from Montreal. While he was listed as a bookbinder's apprentice in the 1897-1898 and 1900+ directories, he was shown as a photographer in the 1899 directory. At the time of his death he was a vice president of the Wrigley Printing Company, Vancouver, a position he had held for nearly twenty years. He was considered to be one of the most outstanding bookbinders in Canada. Cowderoy, William (I506)
 
204 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to his obituary he came to Canada in 1887 and moved to Victoria in 1889 after two years in Winnipeg. He moved to Vancouver and was listed as a clerk at Trueman and Caple in 1891, then served as their photographer during the next two years. He moved back to Victoria and worked as a labourer, then went back to photography in 1895. After leaving photography he went to the Omineca district to mine gold on Germansen Creek (1896) and also prospected in the Yukon where his wife met up with him in Skagway, AK, in Dec 1897.

His daughter, Lillian Stainsby Blackett, married William E. Ditchburn, a lacrosse player, on 27 Oct 1897. His wife, Mrs. Christiana Blackett, who was also born in Stockton-on-Tees on 24 Dec 1839, passed away at the age of 80 in Victoria on 30 Sep 1919. She was survived by her husband, son Robert (Bert) and daughter Lillian. 
Blackett, Cuthbert (I392)
 
205 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to his obituary, after emigrating with his parents he lived in Connecticut, working in the carpet industry, prior to emigrating to Brandon, Manitoba in 1879. His obituary states he took up photography in Brandon before moving to Victoria in 1901 where he continued to work as a photographer, chiefly in studio portraiture, up until 1937. The 1891 Canada census, however, gives his occupation as farmer. In 1910 he likely faced his most challenging moment as a photographer when he lost his studio in the Five Sisters Block fire. Two other photographers were also burned out: Skene Lowe and C.H. Smith. Foxall reopened in the fall of 1911 on the sixth (top) floor of the new Sayward Building on the corner of Douglas and View streets. He was predeceased by his wife Amelia Francis Foxall, who died on 15 May 1924, age 69, and was survived by their daughter Miss Minnetta Maggie Foxall (died 12 June 1940), their son Clifford Francis Foxall (married 1925; died 2 December 1948) and three grandchildren.  Foxall, William (I684)
 
206 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to his obituary, he arrived in Victoria in 1927. He was a member of the Victoria Amateur Movie Club and later operated photographic supply store (Hirst and Flintoff). According to Duffy (1986), he also established British Picture Producers Ltd. in 1929 to create educational films. Flintoff, Douglas (I1298)
 
207 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to his obituary, he had been in Victoria for 15 years prior to his death. He worked for two years as a photographer in Victoria in the mid-1920s, was subsequently listed as an "artist" and then went to work for Shaw's Studio as a photographer between 1928-1930 and was again listed as an "artist" after that. Jones, Harry William (I1287)
 
208 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to his obituary, he immigrated from Tunbridge Wells, England, and began his Canadian photography career with the Shaw Brothers. He subsequently operated his own studio until around 1925 (the obituary says 1923, but the business directories indicate he worked for Shaw Brothers until 1925), and then worked with Wilfred Gibson for five or six years.

Williams was a member of the Arion Club and the Rotary Club (1915-1924), as well as being a Freemason (Quadra Lodge No. 2). He was survived by his widow one daughter, Mrs. O.V. Dawkins, and two granddaughters, all in Victoria. Williams is buried in Colwood Burial Park. 
Williams, Ernest Allen (I1077)
 
209 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to information from D.M. Stewart, the Kamloops Inland Sentinel shortly after Jan 1896 announced the photographic partnership of Coltart and Hatherley. The partnership only lasted a few months. Listed as a photographer and barber in 1897, he also worked as a farmer between 1899-1900. He eventually moved to New Westminster in 1902 where he opened an optical office. He retired to Vancouver where he taught ice-skating.

A local history, Fleeting Images of Old Salmon Arm (1998), mentions J.T. Hatherley's photographic work.  
Hatherley, James Thomas (I492)
 
210 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to information supplied by Pam Haas, author of an unpublished book on Dossetter, biographical information on Dossetter is virtually non-existent. He is not even mentioned by name in the American Museum of Natural History's archival records pertaining to the trip.

Photographing in England in 1871, he accompanied Dr. I.W. Powell on an inspection tour of First Nations reserves in Jun and Jul 1881 and took many outstanding views and portraits. Dossetter's name does not appear in the 1881 Canada census for Victoria. The Victoria City Archives has an 1882 photo of Granville (Vancouver) credited to Dossetter. 
Dossetter, Edward (I281)
 
211 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to its 1929 business directory entry, this business offered portraits; they are also listed in the classified directory that year under photographers. Palace Art Company (I967)
 
212 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to MemoryBC.ca:

Fitzgerald McCleery and his brother, Samuel, came to B.C. to join their uncle, Hugh McRoberts, who transferred 160 acres of land on the north side of the North Arm of the Fraser River to Fitzgerald. The McCleerys were the first settlers in the area that eventually became the City of Vancouver. F. McCleery built his home on the property in 1873.

He won a prize for photography at a Richmond fair. 
McCleery, Fitzgerald (I826)
 
213 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to MemoryBC.ca:

James Crookall was born in Preston, Lancashire, and came to Vancouver as a child. As a young man, he joined the Union Steamship Company of B.C. He served first as a Steward, then as a Clerk and was made Secretary in 1912. During World War I he served for two years with the Royal Flying Corps. After the war he resumed his career with Union Steamships. Crookall became Secretary Comptroller and was appointed Secretary-Treasurer in 1949. He retired in 1958 only a few months before Union Steamships ceased operations in 1959. Throughout his life, James Crookall was an avid amateur photographer and an enthusiastic outdoorsman. He was an active member of the Vancouver Photographic Society and regularly exhibited his photographs in international salons.

A slightly more expansive biography is available through the City of Vancouver Archives. 
Crookall, James (I864)
 
214 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to one biography (1911) he started as a photographer in Brandon in 1884. By 1885 both J.A. Brock and H.T. Devine were competing in Brandon on Rosser Ave. The two became partners and headed to Vancouver in 1886. Brock seemed to be the senior partner and it was his name which was frequently mentioned in the Vancouver papers. The partnership was dissolved in Nov 1887 and by Jan 1889 Devine had the galley up for sale. Devine returned to photography in 1895; by 1897 he had permanently retired from that career. His granddaughter, Betty C. Keller, published two articles about her famous ancestor whose surviving photographs are among the earliest of and most memorable images of Vancouver. H.T. Devine is buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver. Devine, Harry Torkington (I275)
 
215 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to one obituary, he arrived in Vancouver in 1891. His listing in one directory said "photographer" at Freeman's [R.H. Trueman ?]. There were, however, no corresponding listings for a Freeman in 1897. He left photography between 1898-1901 and returned to it after the turn of the century when he worked for C.M. Scott.

Selwood was a prominent rose grower and first president of the Vancouver Rose Society at its founding in 1947. He also edited the society's publication Rosebud (1949-1973). 
Selwood, Archibald (I51)
 
216 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to photohistorian Peter Palmquist, he left Germany in the late 1840s where he had been a photographer and eventually settled in gold rush San Francisco as a daguerreotypist in the late 1850s. He remained in photography until 1872. His visit to Victoria was for a photograph to be rendered into a painting. Bush's autobiographical book of poetry, The Harp of the Day (1865), has him travelling to BC to participate in the Cariboo gold rush. Bush, Henry (I477)
 
217 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to postcard historian Grainger, Doody had a varied career including work for the Smithsonian Institution in Central America, the US Army in Texas in 1882 and as a Kansas cowboy. Doody was part of the 1898 stampede from California and first worked with H.C. Barley's branch studio in Whitehorse, YT.

The Yukon Archives records creator name authority for Doody provides this biography:

Jeremiah (Jerry) Doody came to the Yukon in 1897. He was a machinist and a boiler maker by occupation. He mined with Hamacher at Hamacher's gold claims in the Kluane area in 1904. Doody became the first official photographer for the White Pass. He was a photographer in Whitehorse in 1905 and was in Dawson City from December 1911 to ca. 1917. His studio was at the corner of Queen and 7th Avenue in Dawson City and offered landscapes and portraits. Doody spent 21 years taking photographs and prospecting in the north. When he retired he settled in Oakland, California.
 
Doody, Jeremiah D. (I364)
 
218 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to Takata, he landed in Vancouver in 1891 and moved to New Westminster where he learned photography. He was listed as an artist prior to 1901, so it is probable he was photographing as an amateur in conjunction with his art work before 1900. He was listed in the 1895 directory as a professor of drawing at St. Louis College, New Westminster.

For a full account of his life and career, see Jim Wolf's article, "Through Japanese Eyes: The Portrait Studio of Paul Louis Okamura" (British Columbia History, v. 38, no. 4, 2005, p. 18-23), as well as Wolf's "The Portrait Studio of Paul Louis Okamura" in Shashin (2006?). 
Okamura, Paul Louis (I622)
 
219 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the (Courtenay) Weekly News he was originally from Tacoma, WA, and in 1895 ran a tent studio in Union with W.C. Pierce of Nanaimo as Kelly and Pierce (or Pierce and Kelly). In the fall of 1895 Kelly built a permanent studio which was open by 19 Nov 1895. In December 1896 the Weekly News reported that various pieces of china were adorned with a "view of Dunsmuir Ave. Union, burned in the china. The view was taken by Mr. Kelly, but transferring, we are assured by Mr. Doyle [the manager of the dry goods store Stevenson's], was done in Germany." Kelly, M.F. (I147)
 
220 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1891 Canada census (23 May), he was 16 and living with his widowed mother and an uncle in Vancouver. No occupation was given. The 1891 city directory (preface date of Jan 1891), however, shows him working as a clerk at the Vancouver Photo Company, then as a photographer at the same address in 1892. Although not listed in the 1894 directory, Biggart is listed as a photographer in the 1895 directory. Biggart, Percy A. (I389)
 
221 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1901 Canada census he arrived in Canada in 1896. He was single and his occupation was photographer. Strand, Walter (I824)
 
222 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1901 Canada census he immigrated in 1873 and worked as a printer. In 1906 he was listed in the business directory as a photographer for P.T. Timms. Timms, George Frederick (I977)
 
223 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1901 Canada census he immigrated in 1898 and was working as a printer. He may have worked briefly for the photographer P.T. Timms in the mid-1900s. Arthur was at the same address in 1906. Timms, Arthur Herbert (I976)
 
224 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1901 Census of Canada, he immigrated to Canada in 1855. His father's name is given as William on his Washington State death certificate. A search of the FreeBMD database indicates that many Urens originated in Cornwall. The first mention of Uren's British Columbia photographic career was his purchase or lease of Shakespeare's photographic gallery next door to the Theatre Photographic Gallery in Apr 1874. Uren is not the John "Wren" listed in the Nanaimo directory of 1874. He appears to have abandoned the former Shakespeare studio in Oct 1874. The Colonist for 13 Oct 1874 reported seeing his photos of the Cache Creek Boarding School.

The following year Uren was in Barkerville taking photographs for a couple of weeks. He opened a studio in October 1876 in Nanaimo and by Jun 1878 he had returned to Victoria and purchased the Victoria Theatre Photographic Gallery from Shakespeare.

Moving to New Westminster in Feb 1879 he opened a studio there at "the corner of the streets leading to the Drill Shed, a few doors from Columbia St." The following year he invented a reversible camera back for producing multiple images in one sitting.

He purchased a saloon in New Westminster in 1881, but was back at photography the next year at a new location on Front St. next to Mrs. Eckstein's. By 1885 he had moved to Columbia St.

He had moved to Nanaimo by 1890 and was listed as a photographer in Wellington in the mid to late 1890s. By 1898 he was working as a photographer in Chilliwack and advertised himself as "Messrs. J. Uren and H. Burge, photographers", with Burge being the finisher (Chilliwack Progress, 1 Jun 1898, ad). According to information from the Chilliwack Museum and Archives, he worked briefly in Ashcroft and had returned to Chilliwack by Mar 1899. He continued to work in Chilliwack as a photographer, possibly as late as 1908.

Although John Uren was a prolific photographer who took many portraits and landscape views, no large caches of his photographs appear to have survived in public archives.
John Uren died aged 77 and is buried in Greenwood Memorial Park, Renton, Washington (section F, lot 326, block 48, grave 1).

At the time of the 1901 census enumeration he was shown as single, an Anglican (Church of England), and a lodger in Chilliwack. He may have been married at one point. The BC Archives holds a photograph (Visual Records call number I-66320) identified as Mr. and Mrs. John Uren. A staff member annotated the photocopy of the portrait, taken at an unidentified studio at an unknown date but of a cabinet card size, to indicate that the couple had a daughter named Emma Malvina/Malvetta Uren, who married Mark Sweeton Wade in Clinton on 10 Mar 1886. She died in Kamloops on 22 Nov 1945. Emma M. Uren, however, was the daughter of James and Malvana or Malvena Uren. They, however, had a son named James Bottrell, and since his middle sounds like Batrel, John Uren's middle name as it was spelled in the 1877-78 Hibbens directory, John and James Uren were likely brothers and their histories confused. James Uren never worked as a photographer.

One of the puzzles that emerged out of research conducted in March 2004 into John B. Uren's life is that a James, John, and William Uren immigrated to Adelaide, Australia, in 1847 on the Trafalgar (Ancestry.com Message Board, submitter: Judy, Subject: Re: Mulvihill Galway). A John Uren, born ca. 1843 in England, was also married in Adelaide on April 22, 1867 to Emma Jane Matthews, born about 1849 in England (IGI Individual Record for John Uren and Emma Jane Matthews, FamilySearch.org). The marriage, however, is 12 years after John B. Uren's purported arrival in Canada. 
Uren, John Batrel (I461)
 
225 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1901 Census of Canada, he immigrated to Canada in 1877. In 1901 he was working for and living with Richard and Hannah Maynard, along with their grandson Maynard F. Macdonald and Mrs. R. Maynard's other photographer, Arthur S. Rappertie.

According to his death registration record, he spent 45 years working as a photographer and retired in 1941. 
Hendricks, Nicholas Herman (I433)
 
226 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1909 Vancouver Daily Province article he worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway and took photographs in BC. Bennett, A.C. (I501)
 
227 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1911 Canada census he immigrated in 1901 and was naturalized by the time of the census. In that census his occupation was given as coal miner. The 1903 and 1909 voters lists give his occupation as photographer. Jemson, James William (I1264)
 
228 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1911 Canada census, he immigrated from England in 1909 with his father, sister and brother. He was the junior partner in Bullen and Lamb, a Vancouver photography company. In 1913 he was employed by his father T.C. Lamb in Lamb and Company, another firm of photographers. He was listed as a photographer in the 1916 Fort George voters list. Lamb, Robin William (I1201)
 
229 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1911 Canada census, he immigrated in 1909 with his two sons and daughter. In 1912 he worked as a bookkeeper for Bullen and Lamb and the following year he operated the photography business of Lamb and Company with his son R.W. Lamb. Lamb, Thomas Cardain (I1203)
 
230 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1911 Canada census, he immigrated in 1911 and lived with his brother's family. He gave his occupation as "photographer." He operated as A. Fraser and Company between 1912-1914, and then independently in 1915. Fraser, Alfred (I1128)
 
231 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1921 Canada census he immigrated in 1898. He served with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during World War One and returned to Canada on the SS Minnekahda, landing in Halifax, NS, in Sep 1919. He had been taken prisoner by the Germans at the battle of Ypres in 1915. His CEF attestation paper give his occupation as photographer. His service record indicates that after discharge he intended on living in New Westminster. At least one document in his service record was also annotated with his date of death. Although he was listed as a photographer in the 1920 and 1924 voters list for New Westminster, the 1921 Canada census shows him as a patient in the mental hospital at New Westminster. The census gave his permanent residence as Notch Hill, Kamloops, BC. Garraway, Lionel Rudolph Henry (I942)
 
232 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1921 Canada census he immigrated in 1907 and was naturalized in 1912. He was a "roomer" (boarder) in Winnipeg, but his occupation is difficult to decipher. He operated Green's Photo Studio in Vancouver for a few years under the names Greenberg and Greene. Greenberg, Phillip Henry (I1314)
 
233 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1921 Canada census he immigrated in 1914. He worked for the following photographic firms: Mrs. S. Taylor (1918); Colpitt's Studio (1920); the Dollar Studio (1925-1926); the Arcade Studio (1927-1928); and the Broadway Photo Company (1931-1932).
He was listed as a musician in the 1938 business directory, then returned to photography in 1943 at Green's Photo Studio. He was retired by 1948. 
Frost, Percival Howard (I1311)
 
234 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1921 Canada census, he and his entire family immigrated in 1911. He enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force in Vancouver in Sep 1915. He gave his occupation as photographer. He served in France in 1916 and appears to have been evacuated due to influenza in Jan 1917. He was also operated upon in 1917 for appendicitis. Upon return to Canada in 1918 he worked as a photographer for the Canada War Records Branch in Ottawa. He was discharged on 12 Aug 1919 in Ottawa. Even though the Vancouver city directory listed him as a photographer, the 1921 census shows his occupation as "none."

Balfour was on Kootenay Lake northeast of Nelson and the site of a military sanatorium around 1919-1920. According to his daughter, he spent his remaining years at the Tranquille Sanitorium which he beautifully photographed on a number of occasions.

His name appeared in the voters lists until at least 1933. According to the death registration record index, he died in Vancouver. Similarly, the business directories only list him in Vancouver and North Vancouver. 
Denman, David Lake (I1348)
 
235 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1921 Canada census, she arrived in 1909. As Sarah Annie Cooke, she married the photographer Samuel Bernard Taylor in 1912. He died in 1916 she carried on his photographic business as Taylor's Photo Studio until ca. 1921 when Percival H. Frost took over the location where he had also been employed as a photographer in 1921. The 1921 census provides no occupation information. Her two children were eight and six. The 1924 and 1928 Esquimalt voters lists gave her occupation as photographer and her name as Sarah Annie Taylor. In 1932 she remarried widower Thomas W. Robilliard. According to her marriage registration certificate, she reverted back to Taylor in 1948. Taylor, Mrs. Sarah Annie (I960)
 
236 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1922 Henderson's Vancouver directory, he operated the Victor Portrait Studio. The 1922 Wrigley's BC Directory, however, shows G.P. Dicker as the proprietor of this studio. Yates, H. Victor (I665)
 
237 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the BC Archives he "... emigrated to Canada in 1924. He lived in North Vancouver and other parts of Greater Vancouver, and married Margaret Kelso in 1937. There is no information available about his education or how he started in the field of photography. In 1938 he exhibited photographs in the First Annual Exhibition of Photography, at the Canada Pacific Exhibition in Vancouver. In 1942, Macphail moved to Victoria, and worked for photographers Ed Savannah and Robert H. Fort. ... He also worked for Victoria Press as a senior display salesman for many years."

He was a partner in Fort-Cowx-Macphail (1948) and Fort-Macphail (1949-1950+). 
Macphail, Duncan (I1120)
 
238 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the City of Vancouver Archives fonds description on MemoryBC, "J.L. Quiney was a Vancouver real estate agent and amateur photographer." His photographs depicted "people, homes, and other scenes in Kitsilano, Coal Harbour, False Creek, Vancouver Island, Bowen Island, Lulu Island and Halifax. Includes views of vessels in Vancouver harbour."  Quiney, James Luke (I629)
 
239 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the City of Vancouver Archives fonds description:

Bertram Emery (1893-1977) was born in Victoria where he worked as a pharmacist until 1918, at which time he joined the RAF (Canada). Between 1920 and 1924 he operated a drugstore on Mayne Island. In 1924 he moved to Vancouver, working first with the Vancouver Drug Company, and in 1937 opening his Vest Pocket Drug Store. Emery was active in community work in Kitsilano and served as a Parks Commissioner from 1946 to 1949. He served as an Alderman from 1960 to 1965.
 
Emery, Bertram Arnold (I1146)
 
240 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the City of Victoria Archives Web site (24 Dec 2009), D.D. McTavish "was the son of George Archibald McTavish and Catherine Amelia Helmcken. He ... worked as a customs broker, notary public and in the real estate and insurance business. From 1939-1950 he was an alderman for the City of Victoria. He also was an amateur photographer. In 1911 he married Emilie Lysle Craig" in the Prince Rupert District.

D.D. McTavish is one of the featured bicyclists in the Cycle Babble Web site, part of the Victoria's Victoria Web site. The Cycle Babble quotes a story of his about one of his early 20th century trips, "Thinking of the old days when we made our own fun and had good trips around the country on bicycles, I thought back to some of the trips I had in my young days, most of which were photographic." 
McTavish Duncan Douglas (I553)
 
241 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the Kamloops Museum and Archives, she arrived from Orangeville, ON, in 1891 and set up shop in J.L. Browne's old studio. She married a Canadian Pacific Railway trainman, Murdoch Gordon Ross, in 1892 and closed her studio in May 1893 when she became pregnant. Her studio was purchased by W.R. Lang in 1893. Gale, Miss Mina (I544)
 
242 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the Knowledge Network site "Foncie's Corner," he got his start as a Vancouver street photographer in 1934 when he began working for Joe Iaci of Kandid Kamera Snaps (842 Granville St.).

After serving in World War Two, he and his fiancee Anne Carmela Paolello partnered in Metro Photos with E.M. Brant. Foncie later bought the studio at 550 Granville St.

By 1950 he was operating at two locations and under two business names: Foncie's Fotos (550 Granville St.) and Movie Snaps (541 Granville St.).

He retired in 1979 at age 65 and he and his wife moved to Kelowna until his death.  
Pulice, Alfonso (I985)
 
243 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the Library and Archives Canada Web site which holds the William Munroe Archibald fonds, "William Munroe Archibald was born at Halifax, Nova Scotia. He graduated from McGill University with an engineering degree in 1897. Following extensive experience in various mining camps, he joined the staff of the Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company (COMINCO) at Trail, B.C. in 1901. In 1928-1929 as general manager of mines for COMINCO, he began the utilization of aircraft in mining exploration and established the COMINCO Flying Service at Creston, B.C. For his contribution to Canadian aviation he was awarded the McKee Trophy for 1935. He retired from COMINCO in 1938 to become a senior mining consultant. During World War II he served the Canadian government in Cuba. He was named to Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame in 1973. See: Alice Gibson Sutherland, Canada's Aviation Pioneers, (Toronto: McGraw Hill, 1978), pp. 85-91."

The "Fonds consists of textual records consisting of photocopies of a scrapbook of newspaper clippings, telegrams, and letters concerning the career of William M. Archibald, 44 pages, 1929-1939, 1943. Fonds also consists of [11] film [reel]s of the 1931 trans-Canada air pageant, and miscellaneous footage on the Calgary Stampede, the Creston and Kootenay Lake regions, Port Arthur and Quebec City, [ca. 1930-1949]."

For detailed descriptions of the films see Browne (1979). 
Archibald, William Munroe (I596)
 
244 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the photo identification, he was the telegraph operator and express agent at Cache Creek. The image is the exterior of his workplace. Good, H.L. (I223)
 
245 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the University of British Columbia Archives finding aid to the Lionel Haweis sous-founds, "The son of Hugh Reginald and Mary E. Haweis, Lionel Haweis (1870-1942) was born in Litchfield, England. Educated at King William's College, Isle of Man and at Marlborough. He was for a short time on the editorial staff of the Daily Mail newspaper but in his early twenties he left for Ceylon, where he spent seven years as a tea planter. While there he published a work of fiction. Returning to England he married Lucy Mary De Vergette of Peterborough and in 1907 came to Canada where he opened a photographic studio. Later he moved it to Vancouver, under the name of Rossetti Studios in partnership with Jack Ranier."

He operated the Rosetti Photographic Studio between 1910-1911, had a partnership as Haweis & Ranier ca. 1911-1912, and then worked on his own until 1915. He was listed as a journalist in 1916 and as a clerk at the University of British Columbia from 1917 until 1939. In 1918 he was listed as a photographer at UBC. His work shows a maturity of execution and purpose and it is evident he had either studied or practiced photography prior to setting up business. His photographs are comparable in quality to the work of the major Pictorialist photographers of the early 1900s in the United States and Great Britain.

According to a Vancouver World article, due to ill health Haweis sold his New Westminster studio (Royal Studio), which he had started in 1907, to a Vernon photographer named Harold Mauvius. 
Haweis, Lionel Thomas Joy (I678)
 
246 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the University of Washington Libraries collection description, he "established a photographic studio in Dawson in 1907 purchasing equipment both from E.C. Adams and J.N.E. Duclos when they withdrew from the field. He closed his studio in the 1930s in favor of the hardware business." His death registration record indicates he had worked 15 years as the proprietor of a retail hardware store and had retired in 1944. Ellingsen, Erling Olav (I536)
 
247 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the University of Washington Libraries Web sites, Meed and his wife Mabel to Dawson City in 1898 where he worked for the Bennett Lake and Klondike Navigation Company as the freight and passenger agent. He also later worked in the same capacity for the Canadian Development Company. By 1900 he owned and managed the Yukon Dock Company, and established his own riverboat firm, the Stewart River Company. In addition to being an amateur photographer, Meed also collected photographs by commercial photographers such as H.C. Barley, G.G. Cantwell, H.J. Goetzman, Eric Hegg, and Kinsey and Kinsey.

Meed moved to Victoria around 1907 and in the 1930s lived in Vancouver. He wrote a series of newspaper articles for the Vancover Sun and Province in the 1940s about his Klondike experiences. 
Meed, William Ebenizer (I119)
 
248 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the University of Washington Libraries, he was from Michigan and arrived in Seattle in 1899 where he worked for one or more photographers.

In 1903 he and Nelson Stevens entered into partnership as Webster and Stevens. In addition to being prolific photograpers of the Seattle region, they also acquired and published the work of other photographers such as E.A. Hegg who had documented the Klondike Gold Rush. 
Webster, Ira James (I784)
 
249 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the University of Washington, he was a musician, also borne out by his 1877 marriage registration record. He worked in Atlin around the time of the First World War. G.M. Taylor may have purchased his studio and assets prior to his death. Read, Lyman Cary (I756)
 
250 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the Web site "Manitoba Photographers,"
he apprenticed with a photographer in London before coming to Manitoba. He opened a photographic studio at Brandon around 1905 and also worked for Bryant's Studio and Davidson Brothers. By 1911, he was also operating a branch studio at Wawanesa. During his last two years in Brandon, he worked in partnership with Alexander Davidson as Davidson & Gowen. He moved to Vancouver, British Columbia around 1913....

In Vancouver he operated solo until by 1916 when he was in partnership as Gowen and Stevens. He incorporated under the name Frank Gowen Company Ltd. and later incorporated as Gowen Sutton Company Ltd.
Postcard historians Fred Thirkell and Bob Scullion's Frank Gowen's Vancouver (2001) examines Gowen's output as a postcard photographer. The Gowen Sutton Company was one of the most prolific and significant postcard publishers of the early 20th century based in British Columbia. 
Gowen, Frank Henry (I1166)
 

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