Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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



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201 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)
202 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to information supplied by Pam Haas, author of an unpublished book on Dossetter, biographical information on Dossetter is virtually non-existent.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)
203 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)

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)

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)
206 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)
207 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)
208 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)
209 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)
210 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)
211 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)
212 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)
213 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)
214 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)
215 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)
216 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 ( 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, The marriage, however, is 12 years after John B. Uren's purported arrival in Canada. 
Uren, John Batrel (I461)
217 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)
218 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)
219 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)
220 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)
221 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)
222 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)
223 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)
224 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)
225 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)
226 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)
227 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)
228 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)
229 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)
230 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)
231 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)
232 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)
233 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)
234 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)
235 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)
236 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)
237 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)
238 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 the name 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)
239 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to Tony Sproule's family history site about Finley, after marrying in 1893 (his wife's second marriage), he began his photographic career in Gananoque, ON, then moved on to Sherbrooke, QC for a short period time. Following that he worked as a photographer in Brockville, ON. From Onatrio he moved to the west coast and worked in New Westminster, possibly as early as 1897, followed by Nanaimo, then Victoria. Sproule has him in Auburn, WA in 1901, and Vancouver, BC, in 1901. He moved to the interior where he worked in Kamloops and Vernon in 1904-1905. His photographs were reproduced in a Jul 1904 special illustrated edition of the Vernon News. He went from Vernon to Red Deer, AB, in 1905, followed by Saskatoon, SK, ca. 1910. In the 1920s he was again photographing in eastern Canada and the United States.

The BC directories paint a slightly different picture of his movements in the early 1900s and do not confirm his presence in Kamloops. Information in his Photographer File in the BC Archives indicates he moved from Victoria to Kamloops in Aug 1902.

The Jul 1904 special illustrated edition of the Vernon News also provides a somewhat different timeline, stating that he had 15 years experience starting in Sherbrooke, QC, followed by photographic work in other parts of eastern Canada. The newspaper indicates he arrived in BC six or seven years prior to 1904, which would be 1897 or 1898, and had worked at studios in New Westminster and Victoria. While in Vernon he also made trips to the nearby communities of Enderby, Armstrong, Kelowna and other parts of the Okanagan Valley. The newspaper noted he had a large number of view camera negatives depicting landscapes, ranching, farming and mining scenes. He was also renovating his studio. 
Finley, William Burton (I239)
240 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to UWL, she and her husband Albert K. Hartshorn, reached Skagway, AK, in Jul 1898. They travelled on to Log Cabin, BC, where she assisted E.J. Hamacher at Lake Bennett and her husband established a blacksmith shop. She and her husband lived in Canada until the 1920s and were divorced by the 1930s; she moved to Seattle. Her husband was also an amateur photographer. Hartshorn, Mrs. Florence M. (I185)
241 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to Waugaman (2002), he was a landscape photographer. Wolfe, Frank E. (I803)
242 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Acording to the 1921 Canada census, he immigrated in 1910. He was the proprietor of the Vancouver Photo Company. Eastley, Thomas Beckley (I919)
243 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Active as photographers in Waterloo, ON, prior to moving to Vancouver in 1891, the brothers, George William and Edgar Herbert, were very successful as portrait photographers. They also took landscape photos such as a series documenting the damage to the Canadian Pacific Railway line by the Fraser River flood of 1894. George also photographed in the Yukon Territory in 1898 during the Klondike gold rush. Although the firm remained in business until 1920, it was last listed in the 1911 directory as photographers. Between 1911 and 1920 the company concentrated on photographic and motion picture supply sales. Edwards Brothers (I259)
244 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: After emigrating in 1890, he eventually settled in North Vancouver with his mother and father. G.G. Nye set up shop as the city's first photographer. He married Bertha M. Janes in Sep 1908 and retired from photography in 1910 or 1911 to become a carpenter. He married his second wife in 1928. Nye, George Gordon (I1188)
245 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: After establishing a photo studio in New Westminster around 1885 he moved to Kamloops and opened a studio there the following year. He branched out into groceries and dry goods between 1889 and 1890. The 1889 directory showed him in partnership as Reid and Browne, photographer. In Apr 1891 he moved back to New Westminster and opened the Sunbeam Photo and Art Company Ltd. that Dec. The Vancouver newspaper noted that

An entirely unique department will be stated in connection with the gallery of art, in the shape of a circulating art library, containing the latest press studies in oil and water colors, to be rented for copying.

Browne appears to have remained in New Westminster as a photographer until 1897 or 1898 when he returned to Kamloops and opened a barbershop. The business directory of 1895 showed him in both Kamloops and New Westminster as a barber and photographer respectively.

A J.L. Browne also showed up in Durham, ON, as a photographer in the 1897 business directory. He was listed as photographer in New Westminster in the 1894 and 1898 List of Voters. Browne served as an alderman in Kamloops in 1901, 1902 and 1907.

The 12 May 1891 Canada census shows him employed as a photographer in New Westminster, age 33; his wife was named Barbara and their three sons were William, Ivan R. and Carl.

The 5 Apr 1901 Canada census shows him employed as a photographer in Durham, ON, age 43; his wife is Barbara (b. 9 Sep 1862), but only two of their three sons are listed, William B. (b. 9 Sep 1884) and Carl S. (b. 6 Jun 1890), both born in B.C. 
Browne, John Lothian (I459)
246 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: After having conducted his own business as a photographer for a year or two, he went to work for the BC Government Travel Bureau as a studio assistant in 1950-1951. Golding, Robert C.T. (I1100)
247 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: After having settled in Olympia, WA, in 1883, Carlyon moved to Wrangell, AK, where he operated a jewlery/watchmaking shop from 1898 to 1906. He practiced photography as a hobby and probably to earn a extra money. Following his return from Alaska, he lived on a ranch near Yelm, WA, then settled permanently in Olympia, WA, in 1923. Carlyon Fred W. (I293)
248 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: After her husband Samuel Bernard Taylor passed away in 1916, having operated at 1230 Government St. for at least one year, his widow took over the studio. She may have disposed of the operation to P.H. Frost around 1921. Taylor's Photo Studio (I961)
249 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: After his partnership with Norman Caple was dissolved, Trueman ran his own studio. There are, however, no listings in the Vancouver directories between 1895-1898 to confirm this. Trueman did travel extensively during this period (the Medicine Hat News contained several mentions of visits). R.H. Trueman & Co. in Vancouver was first listed in 1899. Trueman frequently staffed the Revelstoke and Sandon branches himself. The Sandon branch was established by 1899 and Trueman was present in May 1900 when the city burned down.

The Revelstoke branch was also known as the Trueman Studio and was managed in 1915 by A.D. Tourner. One of his known itinerant employees was Walter F. Montgomery.

After Trueman's death in 1911, the business was acquired by Walter Calder.

R.H. Trueman and Company (I755)
250 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: After serving in various naval engagements in New Zealand (1864-1865), Niger (1869), China (1874-1878), he was stationed at Esquimalt as commander of HMS Caroline. When HMS Caroline was dispatched in 1888 to the Skeena River with the 'C' Battery aboard, one of its members, Captain James Peters, was also a photographer. Sir William went on to command HMS Immortalite (1890-1892) and Impregnable (1892), a training ship.

A photograph of the Cowichan Lake Hotel in the BC Archives was identified as "taken by Sir William Wiseman of the Royal Navy." 
Wiseman, Sir William (I26)

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