Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

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501 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: An assistant to Benjamin Baltzly on the Geological Survey of Canada expedition, he became a landscape artist who secured commissions from Canadian Pacific Railway President Van Horne. Hammond began work with the Notman studio in Montreal in Aug 1870. A more detailed summary of his career can be found in Render (1974). Hammond, John A. (I182)
 
502 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: An assistant to C.R.D. Ferris in the BC Government Travel Bureau's Photography Branch, he later managed the department and rose to the level of deputy minister of tourism in the provincial government. Colby, Richard Lawrie (I2165)
 
503 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: An Australian by birth, she owned and operated the Victoria Photographic Company which operated at the same address in 1914 as that used by her former employer I.N. Austin. She continued to use that address for her stamp collecting business after leaving photography between 1927 and 1928. Her death registration record indicates she had worked as a philatelist for many years up until an accidental fall led to her death. Forbes, Miss Lucy Margaret (I1236)
 
504 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: An Engish photographer from Sheringham, Norfolk, Olive Edis, whose uncle was president of the Canadian Pacific Railway, obtained a commission to take photographs in Canada in areas through which the rail line passed. During this trip she used Autochrome technology.

She was a significant portrait photographer and also Britain's first female official war photographer. 
Edis, Olive (I926)
 
505 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: An ethnographer, Smith was engaged in work on the Jesup North Pacific Expedition sponsored by the American Museum of Natural History between 1897-1902. He also used a motion picture camera in his work in the 1920s and 1930s, photographing and shooting moving pictures extensively in the Bella Coola Valley between 1920-1924. He became archaeologist of the National Museum of Canada in 1911. Smith, Harlan Ingersoll (I57)
 
506 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: An important architect in the first three decades of 20th century Vancouver, he was also involved with the Arts and Crafts Association in Vancouver.  Eveleigh, Sydney Morgan (I264)
 
507 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: An important Canadian ethnographer and folklorist, he photographed among the Indigenous communities of the Nass and Skeena rivers, much of it during the 1920s. He worked for the National Museum of Canada (now the Canadian Museum of History) from 1911 to 1949. Barbeau, Marius (I1902)
 
508 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: An outstanding marine photographer of Puget Sound tall ships, Hester and his older brother Ernst travelled to the Yukon (Weinstein says Alaska) where they staked their claim and reinvested profits in a brewery which Ernst operated. Hester, Wilhelm (I199)
 
509 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Appointed to manage the assay office and mint at New Westminster, Claudet arrived in the Colony of British Columbia from London in Feb 1860. In Jun 1860 he visited Dr. A.R. Benson in Nanaimo, an amateur photographer with whom Claudet was not impressed. Lady Franklin (1792-1875), who was visiting BC, purchased or was given photographs of New Westminster by Claudet on 13 Mar 1861. Her niece and travelling companion, Sophia Cracroft (1816-1892), called the views "very interesting."

Sent by Governor James Douglas to San Francisco in Nov 1861 to purchase equipment for the mint, Claudet may have obtained additional photographic supplies there; he had visited San Francisco earlier in the year and may also have purchased supplies then. Claudet returned to New Westminster from San Francisco with his mint equipment in Mar 1862 on the same boat which brought Richard and Hannah Maynard to Victoria.

Some of Claudet's photographs were sent to the London Exhibition of 1862 along with specimen coins from the mint. Claudet returned to London in 1873. He was married in Victoria on 22 Sep 1863 to Frances Fleury (1836-1899). The youngest son of talented portrait photographer, Antoine Francois Jean Claudet (1797-1867), one of Francis Claudet's sons, Frederick G. Claudet of Nanoose Bay, BC, preserved many of his father's photographs.

Thanks to Marcel Safier, an Australian photohistorian, the mystery surrounding by whom Frederick G. Claudet had some of his father's photographs copied in 1904 in London prior to a visit to BC has been solved. Frederick referenced the photographer by his last name of Dron. The photographer's full name was Andrew William Dron and between 1902-1921 he worked at 2E Dyne Rd. [Brondesbury], Kilburn, London NW, England. Marcel Safier cites an e-mail from British photohistorian Ron Cosens who cites Sandy Barrie's draft manuscript on British photographers. Barrie gave the address as 2E, but Cosens believes it should be 23; a local historian of Kilburn, however, informed me that 2E Dyne Rd. is the correct address. 
Claudet, Francis George (I304)
 
510 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Archduke Franz Ferdinand (1863-1914) visited Victoria and Vancouver in 1893 on the Empress of China. The Vancouver News-Advertiser reported that the archduke was so impressed by his drive around Stanley Park that his photographer was to make a separate trip to take photographs. Franz Ferdinand's (Archduke) photographer (I543)
 
511 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Around 1941 she appears to have started her own business, Helen's Photo Service. Her husband, B.A. Kaplan, was a helper. She was a partner in Cameo Photos beginning in 1946. Kaplan, Helen Ida (I1019)
 
512 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Around Sep 1919, following C.F. Dowsett's service with the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve (RCNVR), he took over E.F. Tucker's Chilliwack studio. While Dowsett's specialty was portraits, he also produced postcards. He advertised extensively in the Chilliwack Progress, only a small sampling of which are included here.
In Apr 1920 Dowsett was joined by Alexander Wilson, a former commercial and military photographer who had also served in World War One. Wilson became Dowsett's business partner.
In Nov 1920 during a banquet for visiting Canadian Prime Minister Arthur Meighan, the Dowsett Studio was praised for photograph of the reception party by the prime minister.
Dowsett and Wilson dissolved their partnership at the end of Jan 1921.
In Dec 1922 the Chilliwack Progress reported that a RCNVR colleague, T.W. Platt, was now a financial backer of the Dowsett Studio. There are no newspaper ads in the Chilliwack Progress under the name Dowsett after the end of 1923. 
Dowsett Studio (I2051)
 
513 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Arriving in Canada in 1910, she gave her occupation as a photographer in the 1911 Canada census. The business directories, however, list her as a cashier for the Electric Theatre, 36 West Hastings. The 1911 census also recorded her as German-American and a Methodist. Abbott, Miss Edith (I558)
 
514 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Arriving in New Westminster from, it is believed, New York City, he set up a partnership with one or both of the Bovill brothers as Thompson and Bovill late in Oct 1886. By 1889 he was operating on his own. He established a branch studio in Vancouver in Dec 1897. For a while after the New Westminster studio had been destroyed by fire on 11 Sep 1898, he maintained a Vancouver and a New Westminster studio. He was married on 29 Dec 1897 to Constance Victoria Clute in New Westminster.

Thompson was a prolific and versatile photographer who was equally at home in portrait and landscape work. He photographed extensively along the Canadian Pacific Railway throughout the 1890s. Thompson visited the Chicago World's Fair in 1893. Two years later he was commissioned to obtain views of farms around Edmonton. In 1898 he accompanied an official expedition to northern BC and Wrangel led by the Deputy Minister of Marine and Fisheries, Louis Coste.

He operated as Thompson's Studio & Supply House (1908-1911). After retiring to the real estate business in 1911 or 1912, his negatives were acquired by the Shaw Bros. Ltd. With the help of his son, S.C. Thompson, S.J. re-entered the business as a supplier around 1922 under the firm name Burrard Photo Arts Supply. The company was renamed Photo-Arts Ltd. in 1927 and his son took it over following his father's death.  
Thompson, Stephen Joseph (I40)
 
515 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Arriving in Vancouver, BC, in 1902 on the Empress of China, Hoy moved to Quesnel in 1903 where he hoped employment prospects were better than being a houseboy in Vancouver. After a variety of work experiences in the region, he moved to Barkerville in 1909. According to Moosang's biography, Hoy appears to have taught himself photography that year to supplement his income as a watch repairer and barber. Hoy returned to China in 1910 to marry, but his wife was unable to return with him to Quesnel until 1917. In 1911 Hoy worked for the Moffat and then the Webster family as a farmhand and began photographing again. He permanently established his family in Quesnel in 1917 and photographed there and in Barkerville until the early 1920s. According to Moosang, his portrait photography was a sideline operated out of his general store.
Hoy photographed Chinese, Caucasian and Natives in both interior and exterior poses. Some of Hoy's work is highly reminiscent of Frank Matsura's portraits from Okanogan County, Washington State, as well as with August Sander's (1876-1964) ethnographic photography in Germany in the 1910s and 1920s.
The Hoy family donated his negatives to Barkerville Historic Town in 1990. An exhibit honouring C.D. Hoy's contribution to photography and the region, organized by Faith Moosang, toured the province in 1999-2000. Her 1999 biography was shortlisted for two year 2000 BC Book Prizes categories. Faith Moosang also co-directed the documentary video Chow Dong Hoy: Portraits from the Frontier (Make Believe Media, 2003). 
Hoy, Chow Dong (I1216)
 
516 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Arthur's parents, listed on his death certificate, were Joseph Littlebury and Ellen Elsey.
Based on New Zealand business directory listings and other records in Ancestry.ca, he appears to have spent the 1900s as a merchant in Wellington, NZ, prior to immigrating to Canada in 1911; his wife Mary was with him in Wellington.
A passenger list shows him immigrating via Quebec City to Winnipeg, MB, in 1911, while another passenger list has his wife and son arriving in 1912. Arthur was enumerated in Calgary, AB, in the 1926 Canadian Prairie provinces census along with his wife Mary and their son Cyril. After his wife died in Calgary in 1927, he and Cyril moved to Vancouver, BC.
Listed as a printer in the 1929 business directory, Arthur also worked as a photographer, possibly for himself, and then for two years (1935-1936) with Cyril. Arthur returned to the printing trade by 1940 according to his death certificate.
Based on business directory listings Arthur appears to have been married to Helen H. Littlebury in the late 1920s, but they were divorced by 1930 and living at different addresses. He died in Vancouver General Hospital from complications following a fall at the Carefree Haven private hospital. According to the Coroner's Inquiry he was survived by a brother, "C.B. Littlebury of Worcestershire, England." 
Littlebury, Arthur Hugh Rowland (I1656)
 
517 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: As a Kelowna accountant in 1907 he applied to purchase a piece of Crown land in the Osoyoos Land District, District of Yale. An advertising article about his presence at the Home Products Fair in Victoria in 1917 states he had worked for the M and M Studio before assuming ownership and operating it under his own name in the spring of that year.
He operated The Photorium and Meugens Studio and was last listed as a photographer in the 1924 business directory. In the 1923 business directory he was also listed as the proprietor of the Victoria Auto Livery, a car rental service.
In the 1940s he helped establish the Victoria Natural History Society and returned to photography as the proprietor of the Chevron Studio. 
Meugens, Arthur Lionel (I1766)
 
518 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: As a United States Navy lieutenant stationed in Alaska between 1882 and the late 1890s (he retired in 1899), he developed an interest in the Indigenous peoples with whom he came into contact. Emmons photographed primarily among the Tahltan and Tlingit peoples of Alaska and BC.

Emmons published widely in his lifetime. Some of his writings on the Tlingit peoples was posthumously published and contains examples of his photography. 
Emmons, George Thornton (I1148)
 
519 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: As a young child (4) he lived in Perth, Scotland, with his family. In 1891 he was still living in Perth and apprenticing as an engraver. According to the 1911 Canada census, he immigrated in 1909 and worked as a photographer in Vancouver; he lived as a lodger with his employer, H.B. Nielsen, who operated the Artona Studio. At the time of his marriage in 1913 he gave his occupation as photographer.
He began his photography career in Vancouver with the Artona Studio, then worked for W.C. Duryea as a photographer (1915), followed by employment as a photographer with the Elite Studio (1916). He next worked as a photographer for G.T. Wadds (1917-1929), followed by stints as a photographer with the Steffens-Colmer Studio and A.T. Bridgman. He worked as an assistant and photographer for the Gowen Sutton Company in the 1940s and continued to work as a photographer past 1950. 
Hay, David Chisholm (I1496)
 
520 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: As Adams & Co., he and E.C. Adams photographed the tent city of Bennett in the spring of 1898.  Larkin, George W. (I319)
 
521 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: As did his business partner W.H. Case, Draper probably came to Alaska from Oregon in or around 1898. The Dalles, OR, newspaper reported on his business enterprises there in the mid to late 1880s, including the Vienna Restaurant and a fruit farm. The Case and Draper partnership lasted until 1907 and both men continued their photo businesses independently in Alaska, Draper remaining in Skagway as Draper and Company and Case moving to Juneau. The Draper photo business was purchased by the Keller Brothers Drug Company. Draper, Horace Herbert (I489)
 
522 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: As evidenced by a newspaper article, the club was in existence as early as 1939. It amalgamated with the Victoria Photographic Society in 1944 to form the Victoria Camera Club. British Columbia Civil Service Camera Club (I2163)
 
523 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: As Peebles and Heckley he was manufacturing and upholstering furniture in New Westminster in Aug 1886. Listed as an agent in the 1890 directory, he formed a partnership as an assistant to Albert Mountain in 1891 (Mountain and Heckley). He photographed on his own between 1892-1895. On 31 Aug 1891 he photographed the steamer Surrey and her crew for reproduction in the Dominion Illustrated. He was listed as an artist in the 1895 directory. Heckley, Joseph Woodward (I191)
 
524 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: As recounted in Joseph Grinnell's monograph, Gold Hunting in Alaska (1901), Baldwin accompanied a group of 20 gold hunters, all men, to an area centered around Kotzebue, Kotzebue Sound, AK, in 1898. There are a few references to his taking photographs, such as this one where he attempted to photograph some Inuit (Eskimo) women:

"Clyde came with his camera to take some photographs, but the natives considered it 'bad luck,' and he was remonstrated with vehemently, and finally went away, dallying until he had taken a shot or two." (p. 23)
 
Baldwin, Clyde (I353)
 
525 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: As the Surveyor-General of Canada (1885-1924) with the Dominion Land Surveys, Deville took a camera on his 1886 inspection tour and made a number of extremely good views between Port Arthur and Victoria. Deville, Edouard Gaston (I274)
 
526 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: As the time of his marriage in 1922 in Cumberland he gave his occupation as "lumber sawyer." He worked in Courtenay in 1924 as a photographer. Ells, Frederick Benjamin (I1071)
 
527 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Asahel received his initial training from his older, more famous brother E.S. Curtis and was first employed by him beginning about 1895. Edward assigned him to cover developments in the Yukon in 1897. Asahel left Seattle on the Rosalie just before the new year began and carried a year's worth of supplies along with 3,000 glass negatives. An article in Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine (Mar 1898) by E.S. Curtis is illustrated with his younger brother's photographs, but credited to the elder Curtis. This caused a permanent rift between the brothers and Asahel had a difficult time recovering the negatives.

The Klondike Nugget reported his arrival in Dawson in late Jun 1897, noting that "Mr. Curtis is a photographer, taking views and writing sketches for the Alaska News Syndicate of Seattle." Asahel stationed himself in Alaska until 1900 when he returned to Seattle. His photographs, though not as well known as E.A. Hegg's, capture equally well the grim determination of the goldseekers.

Like his more famous older brother Edward, he attempted to document the lives of the Indians in the Washington, but in a more realistic fashion than that practiced by Edward. Asahel visited BC on several occasions. Among the sights he photographed in BC were bays, bridges, canyons, cities, lakes, mountains, Princess Louisa Inlet, rivers, valleys, waterfalls and waterways (according to a list of subject headings in Frederick and Engerman).

Asahel Curtis' later work as an industrial and publicity photographer based in Seattle until his death serves as one of the most important visual records of the Pacific Northwest, including British Columbia. 
Curtis, Asahel (I513)
 
528 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Assuming it is the same person, he was enumerated in the 1881 England and Wales census as the printer and proprietor of the Tenby Telephone newspaper. He was age 29 and married to Sarah Jane Henton. They had no children. At the time of his 1904 marriage in Vancouver he indicated he was a widower and a photo-engraver.

He operated as a sole or co-proprietor the Vancouver Photo Engraving Company (1901-1909), returned as a solo photographer (1913-1915) and in 1917 was listed in the Vancouver directory as the manager of the Clifton Photos.

The 1921 Canada census shows him institutionalized and indicates he had immigrated in 1900. 
Henton, John Morse (I1475)
 
529 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: At the age of 19 in 1901 while living in Wales he was employed as a photographic assistant. The 1921 Canada census shows he arrived in 1907 and was living in 1921 in the village of Hudson Bay Junction in Saskatchewan (Prince Albert census district). As his residence was "The Parsonage," he appears to have been employed by the Church of England. He operated the Colonial Studio between 1915-1917. Richards, Albert James (I1683)
 
530 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: At the time he married he gave his occupation as picture framer; he worked for Stride Studios in New Westminster in that capacity. He was listed as a photographer in the 1934 Vancouver directory and was married to the photographer Ada D. Taylor. Taylor, Norman Dale (I957)
 
531 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: At the time of her marriage in 1920 in Vancouver she was working as a photographer there. Following her marriage she moved into her husband's home in Victoria and worked there as a studio photographer under the name Mrs. Lavinia McCrea.
For her Victoria years, see McCrea, Mrs. Lavinia. 
Farmer, Lavinia (I1805)
 
532 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: At the time of her marriage in Vancouver under her birth name of Lavinia Farmer in Vancouver she gave her occupation as a photographer. Following her marriage she moved to her husband's residence in Saanich.
See the separate listing under Farmer, Lavinia.

The 1921 Canada census does not record an occupation for her. In her 1923 Victoria business directory she shared the same address in the Pemberton Building as her husband, Roderick Dhu McCrea, a civil engineer.  
McCrea, Mrs. Lavinia (I1804)
 
533 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: At the time of his death his occupation was given as president of "Jus. Rite Photos." He had been in Canada since around 1903 and in the province and Victoria for 33 years. Waterworth, Thomas Andrew (I1296)
 
534 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: At the time of his enlistment in the Canadian Expeditionary Force in Feb 1916 he was a photographer in Edmonton, AB. He served in France in 1917 and was wounded in a mustard gas attack. He was demobilized in Mar 1919 and later moved to Vancouver, BC.
He was a partner in Regan and McMillan and was last listed as a photographer in the 1924 business directory. According to his death registration record, however, he last worked as a photographer in 1932 and had spent 20 years as one. The business directories show he never returned to photography after 1924. 
Regan, John Patrick (I1675)
 
535 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: At the time of his enlistment in the Canadian Expeditionary Force in Mar 1915 in Victoria, BC, he gave his occupation as a secretary. He served briefly in France and returned to Canada in 1919.
He eventually returned to England and passed away there. 
Rosher, Cyril Bagshawe (I1473)
 
536 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: At the time of his marriage he gave his occupation as "drug clerk." He operated the Photorium in Victoria in the late 1910s and early 1920s and subsequently moved to Vancouver where he also operated as a photographer, first for the Vancouver Drug Company Ltd. and then for the Western Wholesale Drug (1928) Ltd. His firm Mac's Photo Service was first listed in the 1936 business directory and his wife carried on operating the business following his death in 1939. McDonald, Ormond Alexander (I1764)
 
537 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: At the time of his marriage he gave his occupation as photographer and residence as Fish Lake, BC, where he operated the Fine Arts Studio. He subsequently operated Art's Photo Studio in Kelowna in the 1940s and early 1950s. According to his death registration record, he was a self-employed photographer and had last worked at that occupation in 1955. Niedolin, John Robert (I1190)
 
538 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: At the time of his marriage he was a naval officer residing at the Royal Naval College of Canada in Esquimalt. According to his immigration record, he arrived in August 1918 but had visited Canada previously between 1910 and 1912. By the mid-1930s he was working as a finisher for Robert Fort.

His wife, who went by Winifred, was an amateur photographer and in 1934 won honourable mention in a monthly competition sponsored by the Daily Colonist
Napier-Henry, Hubert John (I1181)
 
539 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: At the time of his marriage in 1920 he was living in Vancouver and working as a photographer. In 1925 he was listed in the city directory as a photographer for Crystal Finish Ltd. The 1928 voters list for Vancouver recorded him still working as a photographer though he is not listed in the city directory that year. Neumeyer, George Alexander (I1182)
 
540 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Aunt Molly may be the name for a retail line of photographic novelties for children according to the 1935 business directory entry under The Child's House. The latter was founded and owned by Mrs. Ethelyn Belt-Hamlin who was also listed as manager of Bridgman's Ltd. that year. Aunt Molly (I619)
 
541 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: B.B. Dobbs photographed primarily around the Seward Peninsula and was one of the first to use motion picture film north of the Arctic Circle (Alaska Moving Picture Company, established ca. 1909). He was awarded a gold medal at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition (St. Louis World's Fair) in 1904 for his Inuit (Eskimo) photographs. Jones (1976) lists a Dobbs from New Whatcom (Bellingham) and indicates a partnership between Dobbs and Nowell in Nome. Dobbs also had a partnership as Dobbs and Kinne (A.B. Kinne) starting around 1903. The Lomen Brothers purchased his negatives and by 1914 Dobbs had moved to Seattle, WA, where he concentrated on his motion picture business.
 
Dobbs, Beverly Bennett (I521)
 
542 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Based in Chicago, he was in partnership with J.E. Weed as Mayo and Weed. His partner photographed in Alaska and BC in Jul 1891. Mayo, Charles A. (I789)
 
543 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Based in Chicago, this was a partnership of Charles A. Mayo and J.E. Weed. The firm were "special artists" for Grafton's Tours, also a Chicago company, and "this season [1891] accompanied one through Alaska."

J.E. Weed was the photographer who travelled to Alaska, with part of the outbound or return trip taking him through the scenic route of the Canadian Pacific Railway.

Mayo and Weed published a catalogue and album of this trip. The catalogue described the views of this trip as either 5x8 inch and 8x10 inch. The firm also carried views of "Old Mexico" which were taken in the winter months on another Grafton's Tours. The Mexico images are not described in the catalogue.

The album reproduced on the CIHM microfiche contains 70 8x10 and 56 5x8 views for $30.00. The 8x10 views are first, following by the 5x8 views. A handwritten caption (or typeface simulating handwriting) appears below the image. Each photographs contains a white number imprinted in the lower left corner. There is no other identifying information on the photographs 
Mayo and Weed (I788)
 
544 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Based in Montreal, Quebec, this firm visited Donald to take portraits. The photographer(s) could not take any landscape views because of smoke. U.S.P. Company (I655)
 
545 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Based in San Francisco, CA, this firm was took photographs in 1902 of the Valdez, Copper River and Yukon Railroad's proposed route. Miles Brothers (I837)
 
546 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Based on information in an Ancestry.ca family tree, between 1905 and at least 1916 he lived in Manitoba, mostly Winnipeg, where he worked as a photographer.
He was employed by the Cranham Photo Company in the 1920 business directory, likely in a sales capacity. The 1921 Canada census has an occupation of "photographic agent," meaning a photography sales person. While the 1928 Vancouver provincial voters list indicates some kind of association with photography, the business directories from 1922 to 1930 show him as a sales person, chiefly with the Beatty Brothers, a firm which sold agricultural equipment and washing machines. 
Richardson, Thomas Elmer (I1685)
 
547 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: BC's most important independent industrial film producer of the 1950s, his largest client was BC Electric, later BC Hydro and Power Authority.
He managed Vancouver Motion Pictures and Trans-Canada Films Ltd. (1945-ca. 1953), then operated under his own name as Lew Parry Film Productions Ltd. (incorporated 1954). 
Parry, Llewellyn Maddock (I1721)
 
548 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Beattie-Noble Ltd. was a Cranbrook drugstore which also sold photo supplies and provided photo finishing services in the 1920s. Beattie-Noble, Ltd. (I2154)
 
549 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Before gravitating to the art world and becoming a very successful, important and long-lived Victoria art dealer, he established himself as a furniture maker, getting his start with Jacob Sehl's company. The firm he started, Joseph Sommer and Sons, Ltd., celebrated its 50th anniversary (based on his original starting date) in 1933 and also handled photo supplies. Joseph Sommer was last associated with the firm in the 1923 business directory. Sommer, Joseph (I1291)
 
550 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Before he immigrated in 1910 with his brother Arnold he was a photographer's apprentice in 1901 in Bramley, Yorkshire, Eng. In Feb 1907 he copyrighted in the UK a head and shoulders portrait of a Rev. A. Henderson (UK National Archives, COPY 1/506/234; original registration no. 39457).

The Lake Country Museum and Archives preserves photographs he took in 1911 for John Stokes in Oyama, BC. In Vancouver, Schofield was a photographer for F.L. Hacking in 1912. When he enlisted in Sep 1914 to serve in the Canadian Expeditionary Force he gave his occupation as photographer. In Dec 1914 he was discharged from the CEF and transferred to the British "New Army." In Feb 1917 he was appointed a lieutenant in the British Army. He remained in Great Britain following World War One. In 1930, according to Google Patents, he invented an "apparatus for use in playing a table-game simulating golf". His address at that time was Shepherds Way, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire (URL [accessed 2 May 2021]: https://patents.google.com/patent/GB362587A/en). 
Schofield, Harold Uttley (I1999)
 

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