Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

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401 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1921 Canada census he immigrated in 1911. He was living as a "roomer" and gave his religion as "Free Thinker." On a 2 Jul 1911 Canada passenger list upon his arrival in Quebec on the Megantic from Liverpool, Eng., he gave his occupation as photographer and destination as Victoria.
The evidence for his working in Prince Rupert is a 1913 BC voters list entry. He was first listed as a photographer in the 1915 Vancouver business directory when he worked for O.J. Rognon. Later that same year he enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, giving his occupation as a carpenter and his next-of-kin as his wife, Mrs. Kate Wheeler, who lived in Horsham, Sussex, Eng. He served overseas and was discharged in Vancouver in 1919. The address he gave on one of his discharge papers was that of the Elite Studio, his next employer. On another document the 1177 Granville St. (Elite Studio) address was changed to that of the Moody Block, Broad St., Victoria, where he worked as a partner in Wheeler and Fort.
He worked as a photographer and manager at the Elite Studio (Vancouver : II) (1919-1920), had a partnership as Wheeler and Fort (1921) and the operated the Wheeler-Fort Studio (1922-1923). 
Wheeler, John Wesley (I1131)
 
402 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1921 Canada census he immigrated in 1912. After working as a photographer for his father at the Elite Studio in Vancouver, he spent a year as a boilermaker before returning to photography with Charleston and Company, his father's new studio.
His father subsequently started a new business, Crystal Finish Ltd., with which he was associated as a photographer, corporate officer and manager. He was last listed in the 1935 business directory, then moved back to the United States. 
Charleston, Earl Dodds (I1097)
 
403 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1921 Canada census he immigrated in 1913 and in 1921 was single and living in an apartment. In early 1916 he took over sole operation of the Art Depot, doing business as photographic suppliers and art dealers, following the death of his partner Ernest Weeks. He subsequently operated as Camera and Arts, first in 1916 with J.C. Cockburn, then as sole proprietor between 1917-1927. Beginning with the 1928 business directory he was listed as retired. Dunne, Ralph Patrick (I1449)
 
404 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)
 
405 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1921 Canada census he immigrated in 1919 and lived in an apartment with his employer, R.P. Dunne of Camera and Arts, and his mother, Margaret (aka Mary) Rodgerson, age 50, who was a sales clerk at Camera and Arts. The head of household was his aunt, Rodgerson's sister, Christina Cameron.
After working for Camera and Arts in various capacities, he went to work as a photo finisher for the Eastman Kodak Stores Ltd., which was located at the same address as Camera and Arts. 
Campbell, James (I2137)
 
406 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1921 Canada census she and her husband immigrated in 1912. This is supported by immigration records found on Ancestry.ca and FamilySearch.org. She was married to a different John Candlish than John W. Candlish who was a photographer. Her husband worked as a building estimator in the 1921 Canada census. Mrs. Candlish worked for the King Photo Studio from around 1918 when she was first listed as a clerk there in the business directory. She was last associated with the King Photo Studio, where she spent her entire career, in the 1948 business directory. Candlish, Mrs. Florence (I2134)
 
407 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1921 Canada census she arrived in 1910. The widow of J.H. Boulton, she was employed by C.E. Stride in his two different New Westminster businesses, Universal Photographers and Stride Studios.
She immigrated to the U.S. in Jun 1950 and settled in Redwood City, CA, with her sister, Evelyn M. Fox. She applied for U.S. citizenship and completed the process in Jan 1957, identifying and signing herself as "Winifred Mary Boulton." 
Boulton, Winifred Mary (I2183)
 
408 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)
 
409 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1921 Canada census, he immigrated from England in 1907. In Penticton he operated under the name Bell Studio. Bell, Frank Harold (I1584)
 
410 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1921 Canada census, of Scottish origin, he immigrated from the UK in 1902. At the time of the census while living in Vancouver, he resided as a lodger with a husband, wife and their brother-in-law.

Before becoming associated with a series of photo supply companies, he was an accountant. In 1913-1914 he was the secretary of the British Canadian Photo Supply, Limited. In 1915 he was a partner with E.P. Chandler in the photo supply firm of Chandler and Stewart. He subsequently owned the Stewart Photo Supply Company. He moved to Victoria and was a partner in the Maynard and Stewart Photo Supply Company in 1924. He subsequently returned to the accounting business. 
Stewart, Patrick Graeme (I1820)
 
411 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)
 
412 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)
 
413 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1926 Canadian Prairie provinces census, "Roland" Littlebury, his wife Mary and son Cyril had immigrated in 1912. This was not quite true, as a passenger list shows mother and son arriving in 1912 while the father had arrived in 1911 bound for Winnipeg with an occupation of printer and publisher. Cyril Littlebury moved to Vancouver from Calgary, with his father Arthur Hugh Rowland after his wife Mary died in 1927. Cyril is listed as a printer in the 1929 business directory at the same residential address as Arthur. Cyril and Arthur probably worked together as photographers in 1935-1936. Littlebury, Cyril Joseph Rowland (I1655)
 
414 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the 1936 business directory she was operating both Sparkletone Finish and Paramount Studios, the latter which she took over from her husband J.R. Sinser. Sinser, Mrs. Sophie (I1411)
 
415 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the American Annual of Photography 1918 this club was organized on 1 May 1914 and met at the Orpheum Building every Monday evening; URL (accessed 12 Apr 2021): https://archive.org/details/americanannualof1918newy/page/292/mode/2up?q=british+columbia+amateur+photographic+society.  British Columbia Amateur Photographic Society (I1960)
 
416 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the Grand Forks Gazette (8 Sep 1922, p. 3 and 29 Sep 1922, p. 3), he spent the summer of 1922 with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. V[incenzo]. Bruno, then left on Monday, 25 Sep, for Vancouver where he intended relocating his "portrait art studio" from New York City. While in Grand Forks he took photographs, most likely portraits. Bruno was also supposed to "make a tour of the principal cities before permanently settling." According to the Grand Forks newspaper, his initial residence in Vancouver was at the Vancouver Hotel. He was listed as an "artist" with the G.T. Wadds studio in the 1923 Vancouver business directory.
A 22 Jun 1922 Canadian immigration document indicates he had first entered Canada in 1902 at Montreal, QC, then departed Grand Forks, BC, in Apr 1917 for New York City to study art. As his parents became Canadian citizens before he was an adult, he claimed Canadian citizenship as a birthright.
In his 1942 United States petition for naturalization he states he had arrived in the country from Grand Forks, BC, on 6 Nov 1923 and that he was a photographer in Butte, MT. He married his 18-year old bride in Butte, MT, on 21 Dec 1936. While living in the United States during World War One, he registered for its military draft; he also registered for the draft during World War Two.

 
Bruno, Ernest John (I893)
 
417 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the Northword Magazine article, he and his wife immigrated in 1905 and settled in Lethbridge, AB, in 1906. They moved to Prince Rupert, BC, in the late 1900s. He photographed in Prince Rupert, Port Simpson and other points along the Skeena River in the late 1900s and early 1910s.
He and his wife moved to Burkburnett, TX, in 1918 or 1919 and later to Lubbock, TX. 
Button, Frederick (I2210)
 
418 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the Alberta on Record web site:

Harry Pollard, son of photographer James Pollard, was born in Tillsonburg, Ontario in 1880. He moved west in May 1899 and set up a photographic studio in Calgary, Alberta. Pollard became a well-established photographer in the community. His famous collection includes photographs of the Klondike gold rush of 1888 and 1889, and hundreds of pictures of Alberta Indians. In 1924 the Associated Screen News, a subsidiary of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), hired Pollard to photograph their global ocean cruises for promotional purposes. It was this job that took him around the world 14 times. Also during this time, Pollard honed his skills as a cinematographer, and much of his footage was used in newsreels issued by Associated Screen News. In 1954, after 30 years with Associated Screen News, Pollard retired. Harry Pollard was very active in the Calgary community. He was an organizer and charter member of the Calgary Golf and Country Club, a member of the Alpine Club and a member of the Canadian Trail Riders Club. Harry and his wife Eleanor (Ella), a former Miss Canada from 1908, were both members of St. Barnabas Anglican Church. Together, Harry and Ella had five children: Harry, William, Laura, Martha and Helen. In 1919, Harry and Ella's daughter Laura died. Then in 1953 they lost their son Harry and their daughter Martha. Ella then died in 1964. Four years later, on July 9th, 1968 at the age of 87, Harry Pollard died.

During his work in BC he photographed in the Rocky and Selkirk Mountains (AB and BC) from the 1910s-1920s.  
Pollard, Harry (I1480)
 
419 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. In about 1948 he entered into the partnership Fort-Cowx-Macphail, with Fort and A. Melville Cowx, doing commercial and portrait photography. About 1950 the company became Fort-Macphail. He also worked for Victoria Press as a senior display salesman for many years...."
 
Macphail, Duncan (I1120)
 
420 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the Chilliwack Museum and Archives:

Alexander Wilson opened The Wilson's Studio in 1921 after dissolving his partnership with Charles Dowsett of The Dowsett Studio. Wilson retained the studio on Yale Road while Dowsett moved to Nowell Street. Wilson eventually moved to Wellington Avenue and renamed the studio Wilson's Photo & Art Studio around 1925. The business was purchased by Mr. [R.A.] & Mrs. R.A. Spencer of the Rosetta Ann Studio in 1946. Wilson retired to White Rock with his wife in 1946.

He operated the business beginning in at least 1940 with his wife Hilda Wilson. 
Wilson's Photo and Art Studio (I2017)
 
421 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the City of Vancouver Archives description database, Sunday "...emigrated to Canada in 1929. He arrived in Vancouver in the early 1930s and for a few years operated as BC Photo Service, before later working under his own name."
At the time of their marriage in 1938, his bride Dorothy Hodgson gave her occupation as a photographer.
He specialized in panoramic group portraits.
According to his death registration record he had been working as a photographer since 1930 and had last worked as one in 1960. 
Sunday, Fred William (I1488)
 
422 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)
 
423 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)
 
424 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the City of Vancouver Archives, which holds a few of his prints, he was a physician in West Vancouver. His photograph depicts scenes in Vancouver, the Fraser Valley and northern BC around Prince George. Hill, Dr. A.E. (I1546)
 
425 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)
 
426 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the finding aid for the Roland Arthur Chute fonds at the Kamloops Museum and Archives

Roland Arthur Chute was born on September 5, 1877 in Kentville, Nova Scotia, the son of Zenas
Eliakim Chute and Ella Sarah Potter. Chute worked with the Dominion Atlantic Railroad and the Canadian Pacific Railroad as a young man, working the harvesting route towards western Canada. In 1905 Chute arrived in Kamloops, and began working odd jobs including running a trap line and as a hand logger. Chute was hired by Mary Spencer in June 1906 to work as her photographic assistant after her success in chronicling the trial of Bill Miner for the Vancouver Daily Province newspaper.
When Spencer closed her successful studio in 1909 to move to Summerland with her sister, Chute would purchase the remainder of her photographic equipment that did not get sold (along with the studio) to Lena Walker of Walker Studio. It is unclear what Chute was employed with for the
following two years, but he began working for the B.C. Telephone Company in 1911 as an assistant in the Kamloops office. Chute was promoted to manager of the branch in 1915 after manager H. Rolston enlisted to serve during World War I. In 1924 Chute was offered a position in the Vancouver office of the company, and his family would move there for the remainder of his life.
Chute was married to Jemima (Mina) Clarke in Kamloops, B.C. on September 23, 1913, and the couple would have two sons (Joseph [Joe] Arthur and Raymond Clarke) and one daughter (Ella Grace). Roland Arthur Chute died on January 12, 1959 in Vancouver, B.C.

Scope and Content:

Fonds consists of photographic material (glass plate negatives and prints) predominantly created by the photography studio of Mary Spencer during Roland Chute?s employment (1906-1909). A small amount of contemporary photographs from other local photography studios (Walker Studio, Scales Studio, and unknown) are also contained in the fonds, as well as digitally reproduced copies of many
of the Mary Spencer Studio photographs created by donor Joe Chute. Fonds also contains a yearbook from Kamloops High School from 1926.
 
Chute, Roland Arthur (I2238)
 
427 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)
 
428 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)
 
429 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)
 
430 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the Manitoba Photographers site he lived in both Brandon and Virden between 1883 and 1900. He visited Donald in 1891. He may be the same A.D. Cooper listed as a photographer in Ladysmith, BC, in the 1901 business directory. Cooper, Alexander D. (I498)
 
431 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)
 
432 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the Presentation House Gallery exhibit catalogue, Cox was educated at the Kidderminster School of Art prior to immigrating to Canada in Jun 1907. Moving to New Westminster in 1911, he worked for the B.C. Electric Railway Company. Unable to enlist for military service in World War One for medical reasons, he subsequently worked for the provincial government Department of Public Works from 1913 to 1941. According to a Victoria Times article he also managed the home portrait section of the Steffens-Colmer Studio Victoria branch in the mid-1930s. He served in World War Two, based in Victoria, then returned to New Westminster in 1945 where he continued to live. Cox was part of the international Pictorialist photography movement and exhibited both at the Vancouver Art Gallery and at photography salons from the mid-1920s to the post-World War Two period. All surviving prints and negatives are in private collections. The Presentation House Gallery exhibit was the first modern interpretation of his work since his death in 1972. At the time of his passing he was living with is son in Vancouver; according to his death registration record he had lived in Vancouver for five years prior to his death. Cox, Horace Gordon (I1850)
 
433 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)
 
434 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)
 
435 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the University of Washington Libraries digital collections site about his work

John N.Cobb was born in 1868. After finishing high school, he did not pursue any further formal education. In the late 1880s, he worked as a newspaper reporter and editor. From 1895 to 1904, he worked for the US Bureau of Fisheries, authoring various publications. As he gained experience in the field, his work improved and his reputation began to spread. Cobb furthered his career when in 1904 he accepted a job as the Assistant Agent of the Salmon Fisheries of Alaska. From 1913 to 1917 he served as editor of the Pacific Fisherman, a journal published in Seattle. In 1917, Cobb became Assistant General Superintendent of the Alaska Packers Association, a job he held until 1919.
In the 1910s, Cobb began to encourage the University of Washington to establish the first fisheries college in the U.S. When the University opened the school in 1919, Cobb was asked to be its director. Given that Cobb had not even earned a Bachelor's degree, his appointment was somewhat unusual and reflected his remarkable reputation and achievements. During Cobb's tenure as Director of the College of Fisheries, he continued to publish and enhance his reputation in the field. In 1921 and 1923 he served as president of the Pacific Fisheries Society. In January 1930, Cobb died of a heart attack in California at the age of 61.
 
Cobb, John N. (I2276)
 
436 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)
 
437 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)
 
438 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the University of Washington, he was a musician, also borne out by his 1877 marriage registration record. Family tree information from Ancestry.ca shows he lived prior to 1909 in the states of Vermont, Massachusetts, Washington, Oregon and Utah. The 1921 Canada census states he immigrated from the USA in 1909. He was listed as a photographer in Atlin 1919 to 1924, the year of his death. G.M. Taylor may have purchased his studio and assets prior to his death. Read, Lyman Cary (I756)
 
439 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the Vancouver As It Was website entry on Jenkinson, he settled in Vancouver and was an electrician or lineman for the CPR and later the BC Electric Railway. Jenkinson, John (I2283)
 
440 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)
 
441 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)
 
442 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)
 
443 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to Waugaman (2002), he was a landscape photographer. Wolfe, Frank E. (I803)
 
444 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to Waugaman, he worked for E.A. Hegg during the Klondike Gold Rush and owned the Dyea Photo Studio. He also operated in Dawson, YT.
His studio in one photograph has a sign "Views of Alaska and Yukon Terr." This image was taken at a Jul 4 celebration in an unidentified town (Yukon Archives photo no. 2973). 
Blankenberg, John M. (I405)
 
445 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)
 
446 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Active as an amateur photographer from at least the 1910s through the late 1930s, he was an army officer, architectural draftsman and historian with wide-ranging historical interest, including military affairs, naval history, mountaineering, the Anglican Church and B.C. history in general.  Longstaff, Frederick Victor (I1363)
 
447 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)
 
448 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: After clerking at Pacific Camera and Meyers Studios, she managed the Meyers Studios in Nanaimo. Roach, Miss Irene (I2093)
 
449 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: After coming from Minneapolis, MN, via Seattle, WA -- he had worked in Minneapolis as a photographer between 1908-1910, he worked as a clerk for the Elite Studio (Vancouver : II) (1912), worked as a solo photographer (1913-1914) and then operated Grandview Studio (1915) before being listed only as a photographer with no associated business address (1916-1917). Married in 1914, he died at the age of 35 in 1918, two years after their infant son passed away. Selset, Alfred Christian Jorgensen (I1993)
 
450 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)
 

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