Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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



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301 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to an 1883 newspaper article, Hall immigrated with his parents in 1867 to Canada (Ontario) and settled in Brampton. After moving to Toronto and working for R. Walker and Sons, he then started with Notman and Fraser, photographers, about 1869. He moved to Winnipeg in 1881 and formed a partnership with William Johnston as Johnston and Hall. By 1883 Hall had taken on a new partner, Skene Lowe. The partnership operated as Hall and Lowe. Lowe had moved to Victoria by 1885. Hall had visited Victoria and his brother Robert H. in Fort Simpson in the summer of 1884 and that may have prompted Lowe to relocate. Hall initially opened the Hall and Lowe studio in November 1884. Hall was reported doing itinerant photographic work in Medicine Hat in Sep 1886, and moved to the coast in Jul 1887 the Vancouver Photographic Company was opened that Oct. The Hall and Lowe studio in Victoria continued to operate under that name. The partnership was dissolved in May 1892 and Hall sold the Vancouver studio to David Wadds. Hall became sheriff of Vancouver, a post he held until 1917. Hall, James Deakin (I173)
302 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to an ad in the Prince George Citizen newspaper he was from Monson, ME. Intriguingly, an A.J. Robertson arrived from Liverpool, Eng., in Halifx, NS, bound for Portland, ME, on 2 Apr 1893. He worked in Prince George from at least May 1925 to the fall of 1931 when he relocated his studio to South Fort George. He was last listed as a photographer in South Fort George in the 1940 business directory and subsequent years show him as retired. Robertson, Alexander James (I1652)
303 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to an family tree, he immigrated in Apr 1903 and by Jun 1906 lived in MacKenzie, SK. According to Phillips (1997), however, he worked as a photographer in 1905 Saltcoats, SK, and also from 1907-1908; he also had a branch studio in Yorkton, KS, between 1906 and 1910.
He returned from a trip abroad, likely to England, in May 1908 via Quebec City, QC, and headed to Winnipeg, MB. By 1916 he was working as an accountant in Springfield, MB. While living in Regina, SK, and working as an accountant, he enlisted in May 1918 in the Canadian Expeditionary Force. He served with the Royal North West Mounted Police Calvary Draft. He appears to have served only in England and was discharged in 1919.
He moved to Vancouver and restarted his photographic career there with A.T. Bridgman, first as a photographer, then as a studio manager (1920-1923).
Rowe then operated the Artona Studio in from 1924 to 1943, followed by the Du Barry Studio from 1944 to 1946. According to his death registration record he last worked as a photographer in May 1947 and had spent 50 years in the occupation.
He was a member of the British Royal Photographic Society to which he was elected in 1919 while living in England after World War One. Rowe had helped organize a B.C. Art League photography exhibit in Vancouver in 1922. 
Rowe, Percy William (I1524)
304 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to an article two years before his death, he took up photography in Oakville, ON, after injuring his hands. He came to BC in 1890, first to Victoria, then moved to Vancouver. He spent several years selling real estate in Vancouver. In the 1921 Canada census, while listed as retired, he gave his occupation as a photographer. He was also listed once in the 1926 business directory as a photographer even though the listings the year before and the year after state he was retired. Baker, William Peacock (I352)
305 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to an obituary he came to Canada in 1907 and lived in Penticton for about five years before moving to Victoria in 1914. He had a brief partnership in Penticton as Chadwick and Hudson. His known profession was as a civil engineer. Chadwick, Kenneth Murray (I2256)
306 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to an obituary in the Chilliwack Progress he arrived in Canada in 1883, moving between Manitoba and various places in Ontario. He moved to New Westminster in 1914. He may have operated under the name F. Hurndall and Company as early as 1918 and definitely between 1924 and 1930. He was a Kodak dealer according to the 1924 Voters List. The 1931 business directory listed him as retired. Hurndall, Frank (I1543)
307 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to an online obituary he served during World War Two. He operated the Victoria Studio in 1947 with R.H. Burrows, worked as a photographer in 1948 and then was employed by the Electrolux (Canada) Limited. He later founded C-FAX radio in Victoria. Parrett, Roy Vernon (I1923)
308 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to artist/explorer Frederick Whymper, who published a photograph by Ryder of a "Tchuktchi house" (Whymper, 1868, page 89), Ryder was "attached to the Telegraph Expedition" in 1866. This was the Western Union Telegraph Extension project that attempted to connect North America to Europe by telegraph wire by running a line from British Columbia and points south to Alaska, across the Behring Strait, and through Siberia and Russia. The project was terminated prematurely when the Great Eastern, used by the competing Anglo-American Telegraph Company, laid the first trans-Atlantic submarine cable in 1866. Ryder, Charles H. (I767)
309 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to Browne (1979), he filmed the departure of Canadian military troops from Vancouver for Siberia via Vladivostock, Russia, in Jan 1919. Accetti later moved to Manitoba, operated a studio in St. Boniface and subsequently moved to Winnipeg. He apparently filmed freelance for both Fox Movietonews and Associated Screen News. He also filmed from aircraft and according Manitoba Biographies (Manitoba Historical Society;, viewed 2009.12.28) he weighed over 300 pounds. His probate file is dated 1956 and is preserved by the Archives of Manitoba. Accetti, Angelo (I566)
310 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to Dempsey he and his brother A.J. Smythe settled in Minnedosa, MB, about 1883 and by the following year had become itinerant photographers in Manitoba. They moved to Calgary in 1885 and by 1887 S.A. Smythe was taking all of the photos. He opened a studio in Banff in 1889 but returned to Calgary in the early 1890s.

S.A. turned up in Vancouver in Oct 1896 where he was displaying photos of places around Calgary. The newspaper noted that the Illustrated London News of 29 Aug 1896 contains six views of Alberta by Smythe, all of which were sent to the paper in the fall of 1890. The following January the same paper reported receiving photos by Smythe of mining and ranching scenes in BC and the Northwest.

According to the Vernon Museum, he visited Vernon in Jun 1897 and had established himself as a photographer in Apr 1900. In May 1899 he was in Atlin working as a sanitary officer, but was also listed as a photographer in the 1900 voters list.  
Smythe, Sidney Alfred (I817)
311 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to, he was a "Street photographer in Victorian London and missionary to China with the China Inland Mission." He and his bride, Minnie Southall, also with the China Inland Mission, were married in Shanghai, China, in 1882. His father, John Eason, also briefly worked as a photographer in the year or two after his son's birth. contains a summary of his career up to the point he disappeared from England. The 1921 Canada census indicates he immigrated in 1914 and worked as a photographer on his own. In 1917 he was living in Victoria and working as a clerk for Taylor's Photo Studio. In 1918 he was listed in the Victoria city directory as a photographer, but only his home address was given. Eason, Arthur Ephriam (I915)
312 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to Grainger (1992), he lived in Alaska from his arrival in 1897 until his death. Between about 1909 and 1914 he operated as Andrews & Evans. Andrews was the official photographer for the major Alaskan shipping and rail lines. His importance as a photographer of the Klondike gold rush is owed to his photographing famous stampeders no doubt after the rush had ended. His home and business in Douglas, including his negatives, were destroyed by fire. In addition to Douglas, he was reputed to have worked in many other Alaska towns except Nome. Andrews, Edmund (I335)
313 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to Grainger (1992), he travelled from El Paso, Texas, to Skagway, Alaska, at the start of the Klondike Gold Rush where he worked as a jeweler. He later opened a curio store and returned to his home state in 1910. Grainger notes that some of his photo postcard views are of the gold rush trail to Dawson.  Kern, Peter E. (I148)
314 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to his 1919 border crossing recordd, he first arrived in the United States on the ship Oder in Feb 1880 at the port of Hoboken, NJ. He lived in California between 1880 and 1901. In Vancouver, he was a partner in Fricke and Schenck (1904-1915), Stanley Park Photographers (1908-1911), The Camera Workers (1909-1912) and Granville Studio (1916-1917).
Residing in Cloverdale, BC, he and wife Fannie relocated to the United States in August 1919. 
Schenck, George W. (I2011)
315 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to his colleague E. Hazard Wells, he was a reporter for the New York Times and in Dawson by early Nov 1897. Tappan Adney implies that he travelled with the "Christy" Party. Adney reproduces two of his photographs taken in Dawson. A portrait of Pelletier appears in Atwood (1930).

According to one obituary, Pelletier was a superb publicist and achieved his greatest success in that field while employed by the Ford Motor Company. Pelletier was writing a biography of Henry Ford at the time he died aged 70.

Pelletier was a former president of the Detroit Sourdough Club and a member of the Toronto Sourdough group. He was survived by his wife Gertrude, two sons, a daughter and one brother, Frank Pelletier, of Vancouver, BC. 
Pelletier, E. LeRoy (I82)
316 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to his death registration he had been in Canada for 50 years and in BC for 35 years. His occupation was as a self-employed photographer which he had last worked at over 15 years on 19 Jun 1960.
He was first listed as a photographer in a 1923 business directory. Except for his work as a photographer for the Parisian Studio in the 1930 business directory, one of his other listings after 1931 indicate a specific business addresss, which means he may have been working from his home. The 1944 and 1945 business directories state he was a Boeing employee. 
Layton, Albert James (I1648)
317 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to his death registration record he arrived in Canada in 1919. Never married, he last worked at photography in Jan 1954 a month before his death. Jardine, John Anderson (I1262)
318 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to his death registration record he had been in Canada and Vancouver since about 1916. In the 1922 business directory he was listed as operating a Chinese X-ray service and in the following year's directory his occupation was given as a photographer. He was a widower and had last worked as a cashier for four years prior to his death. Louie, Moun Hong (I1536)
319 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to his death registration record he had been in Canada for 33 years and in the province for 30 years. He had last worked as a photographer for "Myers Studio" in 1957 and had been a photographer for 13 years. In the 1947 business directory he was listed as the manager of the Meyers Studios in Nanaimo. Thorne, Charles Christian (I2094)
320 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to his death registration record he had been in Canada for 43 years (1919) and in BC for 39 years (1923). He first appears in the 1928 business directory as a co-proprietor of the Fraser Studio with J.W. Candlish. Between 1931 and 1934 they operated out of the same Fraser Studio address as Candlish and Mole. Mole continued to be associated with the Fraser Studio until 1939 or 1940, after which he appears to have retired from photography. Mole, Clifford George (I2055)
321 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to his death registration record he immigrated in 1908 and had last worked as an interior decorator, his lifelong career, in 1940.
He was listed as a photographer in the 1921 and 1922 Vancouver business directories; in the latter directory he was the proprietor of the Cottage Studio. 
Rieveley, William Hill (I1687)
322 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to his death registration record, from information supplied by his father-in-law, he had worked as a photographer for 11 years and last worked at it in Jan 1946. He likely left the profession due to illness as he passed away from a malignant brain tumor. Knight, Alfred (I1153)
323 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to his death registration record, he operated as a studio photographer in Powell River from about 1910 until the year of his death (45 years); he first appeared in the 1931 BC city directory. According to the Powell River Historical Museum and Archives, he purchased Maud Lane's photographic business shortly before her death in 1938. By 1948 he was operating as the Powell River Studio. Stevenson, Oswell James (I1489)
324 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to his death registration record, he was a photographer, had been in BC for 28 years and Vancouver for 23 years. He was single at the time of his death.

He worked as a photographer for W.J. Campbell of Campbell's Studio (1923-1924), operated the Dollar Studio (1926) and then worked again for Campbell's Studio (1927). 
Moxon, James Frederick (I1427)
325 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to his Legacy Family Tree Services page:

He worked his way across Canada taking pictures of farms etc., and finally settled in Kamloops B.C. in 1919. He worked for Taylors Book Store on Victoria Street south. Started his own photography business in 1920 out of his home at 638 Victoria Street, and then moved the business to the 200 block Victoria Street. John sold the business in 1947. He sold Watkins Products for a number of years out of his home at 992 Nicola St. Kamloops. After his wife Margaret's death, John moved to Vancouver in 1956 where he and his brother Leonard shared a home. John enjoyed playing crib and going to the horse races. In July 1980, after Leonard's death, he moved into Pleasant View Home in Mission B.C.
Embury, John James (I1145)
326 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to his obituary he arrived in B.C. in 1898 and worked for an uncle and a colleague at Greenwood. Frank operated F.D. Rice & Co., but was also listed the same year and the next as a clerk at the post office. He became a land surveyor in 1907. Rice, Frank Dwight (I760)
327 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)
328 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, photo supply and picture framing store. He and J. Savannah were listed together in the 1908 and 1910 directories. Smith was listed as being in business through the 1947 directories. Smith, Charles Henry (I813)
329 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)
330 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)
331 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to his obituary he immigrated in 1909, while in the 1921 Canada census his immigration date appears as 1911. While in Toronto, ON, he enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force in Dec 1914. While his occupation is given as salesman in his personnel file, on his attestation paper he gave it as cleaner. While serving in France in 1915 he was gassed and spent 1916 and 1917 in and out of military hospitals until he returned to Canada in Dec 2017.
In Jun 1927 he exhibited motion pictures of North Vancouver scenes to the city of North Vancouver council; these had been displayed at tourist camps in the United States. (URL [accessed 8 Aug 2020):

In 1928 this further intriguing reference appears in the city of North Vancouver council minutes:

RECOMMEND that the Fire Chief be given permission to make the required turnout with the equipment and staff, so that John Wardlaw, photographer, be given opportunity of taking moving pictures to be used in his intended publicity tour.
(URL [accessed 8 Aug 2020):

Further details emerged of his publicity plans using motion pictures and photographs at a 1929 North Vancouver city council meeting:

Alderman Bridgman stated that Mr. J. Wardlaw, local photographer, was present at his request, and asked that he be heard regarding publicity plans for the current year. Moved by Alderman Cartwright, seconded by Alderman White and resolved that Mr. Wardlaw be heard. Mr. Wardlaw briefly outlined the work that had been done in the past on the Pacific Coast, and emphasized the importance of continually advertising the North Shore. His plans this year were on different lines, he was to proceed east to Montreal and would show local moving pictures at selected towns on the way through from Vancouver to the Easter Seaport. There was also to be considered the value of pictures placed in Hotel Lobbies, and the placing of coloured enlargements in transcontinental trains. If sufficient inducement was offered it would be possible that an arrangement might be made with some of the large Transatlantic Steamship lines to carry pictures telling of the beauties and advantages of the North Shore. Alderman Bridgman was of opinion that the City had received good value for money spent in the past through the work done by Mr. Wardlaw, and felt that the sum of $300 might be considered as a grant. Moved by Alderman Bridgman, seconded by Alderman Anderson and resolved that further consideration be given the matter before the Estimates are finally passed. (URL [accessed 8 Aug 2020):

His obituary notes he had operated as a North Vancouver photographer for 24 years before joining a "war industry" in 1942. 
Wardlaw, John (I1780)
332 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to his obituary he immigrated to Saskatchewan in Aug 1929 with his family. He served in World War Two from age 21 (ca. 1940) to Sep 1944. He operated the Greenwood Photo Studio in Chilliwack in the late 1940s. Davies, Roger (I1517)
333 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to his obituary in the newspaper for which he worked for many years as a photographer and other capacities, including sports writing, he first came to BC in 1897 and worked as a prospector and miner based in Nelson. He moved to the coast two years later and worked for the Industrial Power Company which was associated with hydroelectric and pulp and timber projects. In the early 1900s before returning to BC and working for the Colonist newspaper, he mined mercury in China for the Anglo-French Quicksilver Company. Pocock, Richard Lawrence (I1481)
334 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to his obituary on, he had worked (unspecified jobs) in New York, Ontario and Manitoba before moving to Oak Hill, OH, in 1917. There is no mention in the obituary of his time in Seattle, WA, nor of his working with the Seattle photographers E.S. Curtis and Ella McBride. An online biography about McBride states, "Edmund Schwinke, one of the photographers closely associated with Curtis joined McBride as partner in her studio from 1917 through 1922 despite the fact that he had relocated to Oak Hill, Ohio, at the beginning of their partnership." (David F. Martin, McBride, Ella E. (1862-1965), Essay 8513; URL [accessed 30 Apr 2021]:
Schwinke was the motion picture camera operator and still photographer in 1914 during the filming of "In the Land of the Head-Hunters" (restored title, "In the Land of the War Canoes" ) by Edward S. Curtis. At the time, Schwinke's residence was in Seattle, WA. Curtis, for whom McBride had worked as an assistant, was the connection between Schwinke and McBride.
Schwinke served in the U.S. Army during World War One. 
Schwinke, Edmund August (I1996)
335 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)
336 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 a 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)
337 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)
338 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)
339 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to information originally supplied in Nov 1985 by Pamela 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 his 1881 trip aboard HMS Rocket along the Northwest coast of BC.

With the assistance of a 2020 email correspondent, along with email correspondence from 2010, some additional basic biographical information has been gathered through a more complete picture of his life emerged. In the 1851 England and Wales census, as well as in some other records, he is listed by his full name, Edward William Dossetter. In the 1861 England and Wales census he appears under the name William E. Dossetter, living with his widowed mother, two older brothers, their sister Sarah Ann Dossetter, and working as a "cutlers shopman".

He was photographing in England in 1871-1872 and was hired by the photographer Joseph Cundall to photograph the entire Bayeux Tapestry in situ for the South Kensington Museum (today's Victoria and Albert Museum). Dossetter produced over 180 glass negatives between Sep and Dec 1872 while in France. According to the 11th edition of the Encyclopędia Britannica (1910-1911), "The best coloured reproduction is that by C.A. Stothard in 1818, published in the sixth volume of Vetusta Monumenta; but in 1871-1872 the 'tapestry' was photographed for the English education authorities by E. Dossetter." A brief description of some of the technical challenges he had to overcome are found in Frank Rede Fowke's book The Bayeux Tapestry (1875; URL [accessed 17 Aug 2020]: Because of the typesetting conventions for the book his name appears as though spelled Doffetter. A V&A Blog entry, "Photographing Bayeux" by Ella Ravilious, contains some additional information about Dossetter's work photographing the Bayeux Tapestry (URL [accessed 17 Aug 2020]:

For reasons unknown but likely economic ones, Dossetter departed London for New Zealand on 25 Aug 1876 (Wellington Evening Post, 21 Oct 1876, p. 2: "English Shipping"). He arrived in Wellington on the Ocean Mail as a second-class passenger on 12 Dec 1876 (Wellington Evening Post, 13 Dec 1876, p. 2: "Arrival of the Ship Ocean Mail, from London"). He departed on the Taiaroa on 7 Feb 1877 for the port of Lyttelton near Christchurch on the South Island (Wellington Evening Post, 7 Feb 1877, p. 2: "Shipping, Port of Wellington...Departures"). Following a delay by a storm, the Taiaroa arrived at Lyttelton on 9 Feb 1877 (Christchurch The Globe, 9 Feb 1877, p. 2: "Shipping"); his name was spelled Dossiter.

Dossetter's photographic work appears to have first been noticed in a newspaper article in Sep 1878. He was first listed as a Christchurch photographer in 1879. The Lyttelton Times reported that in a property assessment court session the value of his studio was reduced from 120 to 68 pounds (3 Mar 1879, p. 3: "Assessment Court"). His most important photograph from New Zealand was of a Moriori man from the Chatham Islands named Timoti
Tara (he also went by Karaka or Pawa Ngamunga Kahuki). Most of the Moriori had been enslaved or killed by Maori raiding parties. Beginning in 1880 and until the 1883-1884 Christchurch directory, Dossetter operated under his own name and that of Edward Dossetter and Company. The backs of his cartes-de-visite indicate he had won prize medals. He likely sold his share or left the company to be managed by an employee or partner before moving to Victoria, BC, possibly over the winter of 1880-1881.

Between 15 Jun and 10 Aug 1881 he accompanied Dr. I.W. Powell on an inspection tour through Indigenous territories along the Northwest coast as far as Wrangell, Alaska. From Wrangell he travelled up the Stikine River to Telegraph Creek via the Gertrude sternwheeler. Dossetter took many outstanding and invaluable landscape views and portraits, most of which were groups gathered for Dr. Powell's visit. Dossetter's name is recorded in the England census as a passenger aboard HMS Rocket on 3 Aug 1881 while the vessel was anchored at Skidegate, Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands). Other than the census record, Dossetter is not mentioned by name or occupation in newspaper accounts of the trip or in the Rocket's logbook. Dosetter transferred 64 of his wet-plate glass negatives to Powell who then sent them to the American Museum Natural History; Dossetter charged Powell $270.00 for the negatives.

The Victoria City Archives has an 1882 photo of Granville (Vancouver) credited to Dossetter. Though this may have been a different person, the BC Public Accounts for 1882-1883 note that he was paid for three days service as either a juror or a witness in the criminal case Regina vs T. Eaton (available through UBC Library's Open Collections, BC Sessional Papers; URL [accessed 18 Aug 2020]: Curiously, a federal Department of Indian Affairs annual report notes the presence of an E. Dossetter (also spelled Dosetter) on a survey party in 1884-1885 as head chainman and payment of his transport from Victoria to New Westminster (Canada, Annual Report of the Department of Indian Affairs for the Year Ended 31st December, 1885, p. 131-132).

Dossetter returned to England before May 1885 where he married in 1889 and continued to practice photography as late as 1899. Between May 1885 and May 1890 he appears to have worked for the Woodbury Permanent Photographic Printing Company as an employee and possibly under contract to the renowned English taxidermy firm Rowland Ward and Company, as three sets of several photographs were registered for copyright by the taxidermy firm listing Edward Dossetter as the photographer. He is not listed as a photographer in The Post Office London Directory for 1895 (Part 4: Trades and Professional Directory; digital facsimile available through the University of Leicester Special Collections Online). One of his most important private commissions was photographing the home of Lord Ronald Gower in the summer of 1886, the results of which were reproduced as Woodburytypes in Gower's book "Bric Ą Brac" (1888).

A British Museum online catalogue description about him states "A Mr E Dossetter of 66 Mill Hill Road, Acton, was employed to make photographs of early prints in the BM in 1894-9, which were exchanged with German scholars." That Dossetter had an on-going relationship with the British Museum is evidenced by J. Horton Ryley, author of Ralph Fitch, England's Pioneer to India and Burma... (1899), who thanks Dossetter for his photographs of engravings in the British Museum (URL [accessed 19 Aug 2020]: The British Museum also purchased from him in 1894 a photograph of an etching titled "Descriptive sketch of the three prints of the storming of Seringapatam" (British Museum, "Edward Dossetter", URL [accessed 18 Aug 2020]: The British Museum also owns at least one of the 1881 Northwest Coast voyage photographs.

By 1911 he and his wife (they never had children) were living in Melcombe Regis, part of Weymouth, in Dorset county. The 1911 England census gives his "personal occupation" as "private means". His wife predeceased him on 22 Feb 1916 while they were living at "The Tryst" on Edge End Road, Broadstairs, Kent. After Dossetter's death, his estate was auctioned off on 3 May 1922 in Broadstairs. 
Dossetter, Edward William (I281)
340 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)
341 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to Marshall, he was an itinerant photographer who appeared in Salmon Arm hoping to sell subscriptions for a special illustrated edition of the Salmon Arm Observer newspaper.

MemoryBC provides this full biography:

Francis (Frank) Duncan was born in Missouri in 1878. As a child, he and his parents lived in California and Texas. After the death of his parents, Duncan returned to Missouri to live with his grandparents. Duncan trained as a photographer, returned to Texas to work and then decided to "go up into Canada fishing."

Duncan arrived in Salmon Arm in 1913 and opened a photography studio above the Kualt store. He was a widower at the time and sent for his daughter, Kathleen. Neighbours, the Reilly family, took care of the young girl at Tappen, while Duncan tried to make a living. To supplement his studio work, Duncan sold subscriptions to the Observer and bartered exchanges for his catches of fish.

The Salmon Arm Observer notes that Duncan was an experienced photographer when he arrived in the area. He specialized in railroad and newspaper photography, and had worked throughout Canada, the United States and Mexico.

The Salmon Arm Observer commissioned Duncan to take photographs of all parts of the Shuswap. Interestingly, on June 18, 1914 the editors note that Mr. Duncan had a hydroplane that he used on Shuswap Lake. Duncan later worked in Klamath Falls, Oregon before moving to Texas. He made homes in Presidio, Terlingua and, finally, Marfa in 1916. According to The Big Bend Sentinel, Duncan considered himself primarily a prospector, with photographic skills. He approached ranchers in Texas, asking to prospect, but was usually denied access to their land. Then, as a back up, Duncan offered to take portraits of the ranchers' families and landscapes of their ranches. The Marfa Presidio County Museum houses 2,200 of Duncan's glass and film negatives from the region. Duncan loved hunting, fishing and the outdoors. He died July 9, 1970 at Brownfield, Texas and was buried at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Big Spring, Texas. Duncan was 91.
Duncan, Francis King (I1444)

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)
344 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to Moosang (1999), who cites a manuscript by Helen Potrebenko, "Conversations with Bill Wing", Wing was a member of the Chow clan. His parents sent him to China in 1905 for his education. Wing returned to Quesnel in 1918 and started a photographic studio in the upstairs of Wah Lee's store. Moosang noted that his portrait work is very similar and sometimes "virtually indistinguishable" from his competitor C.D. Hoy. Wing, Chow Shong (I1936)
345 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)
346 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 may have worked for or with C.M. Scott; they shared the same business address in 1903.

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 Gordon (I51)
347 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to Pennock and Capturing History, he moved to Canada from England, the latter stating this happened in 1898; the 1921 Canada census appears to state he immigrated in 1901, while the 1911 Canada census gives the year as 1892.
He reached the Elk Valley in Mar 1904 where he worked as a bookkeeper in Morrissey for the Trites-Wood store. He subsequently established himself as a photographer in Fernie and partnered with Robert Strathearn as Spalding and Strathearn. After his move to Vancouver in 1924, he was sales manager with the Gowen Sutton Company Ltd. by 1926. After working as a solo photographer in the 1930s and 1940s, he started a photo publishing firm, Camera Products, around 1948. According to his death registration record, he last worked at photography in Jan 1957.
Married in 1916 to Ida Merle (d. 1951 02 27), he published a number of illustrated works while in Fernie. Enamoured of automobile tourism, he also published an Official Automobile Road Guide for British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan (1918).
For a complete overview of his life and work, see the Fernie and District Historical Society's online presentation, Capturing History. 
Spalding, Joseph Frederick (I1889)
348 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)
349 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)
350 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to records' descriptions at the Canadian War Museum

Lance Corporal William Arthur Charnell enlisted with the South Saskatchewan Regiment and moved with A company to Toronto in December 1940. In 1942 he transferred to B Company. The regiment participated in the raid on Dieppe and also landed in Normandy on 8 July 1944 as a unit of the 6th Infantry Brigade. Charnell also conducted work with the C INT C as part of the 1st Canadian A.P.I.S. (Army Photographic Interpretation Section) attached to 35 Wing R.A.F. He was awarded a certificate of appreciation by Field Marshall B.H. Montgomery on 31 October 1944. The certificate was awarded for a photo interpretation process that Charnell and a partner developed, a process that succeeded in significantly reducing the time it would normally take to interpret the photo-reconnaissance of military targets in bombing raids over German occupied Western Europe.

According to his widow's obituary, they moved to Port Alberni after World War Two and spent five years there. He is first listed in the 1948 business directory as a director of Charnell Studios. After Port Alberni he "reentered the RCAF as an aerial photographer." 
Charnell, William Arthur (I2261)

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