Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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



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551 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Beginning in 1926 he operated as the Victoria Photo Company. In 1927 he was first listed as operating a confectionery business. The Victoria Photo Company was not listed in 1927-1928, then it was listed again with him beginning in 1929 and until 1937. He appears to operated as an independent photographer between 1939 and 1941, the last year he was listed in that occupation. His death registration record indicates he last worked as a partner in a men's clothing store. Falk, Alvin Charles (I1230)
552 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Beginning in mid-July 1887 with a brief stop at the just-opened Glacier Hotel, this talented family of scholars and photographers returned for more studies of the mountains in 1894, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900 and on into the twentieth century. An excellent overview of the family's history and outstanding examples of their photographs can be found in Cavell's tribute. Vaux family (I695)
553 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Begun by Charles S. Bailey, the associates in this company were F.V. Bingham and E. Straube. The company was succeeded by the partnership of Bailey and Neelands. C.S. Bailey and Company (I3)
554 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Believed to have arrived in Victoria in 1858 with the Royal Engineers as a civilian and armed with a photographer's certificate he had earned in England at the same institution that trained the Royal Engineers in photography, he appears not to have practiced professionally. Surviving views of Fort Victoria, including a multi-part panorama, are among the earliest in existence. He was listed in the 1874 and 1877 directories as a machinist and gunsmith. Vipond, Arthur (I34)
555 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Berton says he photographed the driving of the last spike at Craigellachie on 7 Nov 1885. A Vancouver paper reported him leaving Winnipeg in mid-Sep 1886 for a two-month tour along the CPR and into BC. Dempsey contains further biographical information. Ross, Alex J. (I432)
556 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Better known as an artist and the brother of Vancouver architect R.M. Fripp, he briefly practiced as a commercial photographer in Hatzic. Fripp, Thomas William (I1304)
557 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Between 1885-1887 he was in Australia and then went to work in 1888 for the Cleveland, OH, photographer James F. Ryder (d. 1904). Hill moved to Vancouver and worked for R.H. Trueman until 1901-1902. He moved to Hawaii in 1902 and remained there for five years, appeared to have moved back to Vancouver in 1907 to work for J.M. White, then returned to Honolulu again. He was a staff photographer for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin from 1917-1924. He then operated his own studio beginning in 1925 until he left the Hawaiian Islands after Apr 1940 and retired to southern California. Hill was at one time married to Lillian Hacking (d. 1900) who was F.L. Hacking's sister. Hill, Henry Fyfe (I200)
558 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Between 1907-1911 he was a partner in Davidson and Stark, then he worked sporadically as a photographer and baker. Davidson, George (I1332)
559 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Boas, regarded as one of the founders of modern anthropology, learned photography in Berlin from Hermann Wilhelm Vogel (1854-1898), a photochemist and inventor who worked with sensitizing photographic film to the colours of the spectrum. On his first field trip to BC in 1886, Boas took pictures of the Cowichan people. Zumwalt (2019, p. 166) speculates that he borrowed a camera from O.C. Hastings.
On a later trip in 1888-1889 it is believed he used the skills of O.C. Hastings whom Boas also employed in Nov 1894 at Fort Rupert. In 1888 Boas also hired E.C. Brooks who was photographing canneries and sawmills along the Skeena River. Boas knew S.A. Spencer who had retired from photography by the late 1880s, but had married Annie Hunt, a Kwakiutl and sister of George Hunt, one of Boas' most important informants and a photographer himself beginning in 1901. Hunt would later figure prominently in E.S. Curtis' Kwakiutl work. Boas also led the Jesup North Pacific Expedition (1897-1902), which was sponsored by the American Museum of Natural History. 
Boas, Franz (I410)
560 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Booth went from being a photographer to a building contractor and carpenter. In 1891, according to the Canada census, he was working for W.M. Tegart. His home address in 1892-1893 was also the business address of T. B. Straiton, but Booth was not listed as working for Straiton. Booth, Robert C. (I417)
561 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Born Azalia Maude Gotts on a farm to James Gotts and Julia Anna Jackson, according to Margaret Waddington's article, at the present time no information is known of her life in England, how she came to Canada, where she learned photography or when and where she married Herbert Richard Snelling. She first appeared as a postcard photographer in Qualicum Beach and by 1947 had moved to Vancouver where she worked as a waitress at a bowling alley in Burnaby in the mid-1950s. After her husband died in 1956 she moved into her son Maurice's home in 1958 and died there 20 years later. Snelling, Azalia Maude (I430)
562 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Born Edna Blanche Peck, she lived in Washington state when she married Harry E. Reay in 1897; they had two sons and a daughter.
Both she and daughter Hallie Reay had associations with Colpitts' Studio. Her son and Hallie's older brother Ralph Harris Reay were listed in the 1920 Victoria business directory as working for the Dominion Carton and Printing Works. All three lived at the same Cook St. address which was also the address of Claude Colpitts and members of his family.
In the 1930 US census she was again living with Claude Colpitss and his first wife and enumerated as a cousin to Claude. She was employed as a photographer, as was Colpitts.
In Sep 1934 she and her former employer Claude Colpitts applied for a marriage license in King County, WA.
Shortly before her death she was enumerated on 29 Apr in the 1940 US census as living in California with her son Ralph Harris Reay and his two sons. She was widowed and her last residence on 1 Apr 1935 was Alameda, CA. 
Reay, Edna Blanche (I1669)
563 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Born Helen Barnard in Toronto, ON, she married a World War One veteran who was unable to work due to a disability. She took up photography as a means of supporting her family. She specialized in postcard photography and also offered a photo processing service for her community. McCall, Helen (I1624)
564 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Born in Denmark, he and most of his family arrived in Vancouver in 1893. In the 1901 census his occupation is law student. Viggo later became solicitor to the BC Electric Company. The building at the corner of Dunsmuir and Seymour, known as the Railway Club, was initially known as the Laursen Building. In addition to being an amateur photographer, he was also a member of the Burrard Inlet Rowing Club in 1898 and the Vancouver Rowing Club in 1899. Laursen, Viggo (I730)
565 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Born in England, he immigrated to Canada in 1910 with his wife Else Padel and was working as a farmer according to the 1911 Canada census. At the time of the 1921 census his occupation was recorded as photographer. At some point in his life, according to his death registration record, he also worked as a lawyer, but had retired in 1913.

The Comox Archives and Museum holds a photograph depicting the Comox shoreline which is copyrighted 1919. The Library and Archives also holds several photographs copyrighted in 1919 and 1923, chiefly of the Comox area and Butchart Gardens, Victoria, in its Patent and Copyright Office collection. 
Fenn, Bernard Samuel (I1228)
566 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Born in Ontario, his family settled in California. After he married Lenora Huntley in Oakland, he worked in San Francisco as a court reporter, then as a manager of the Sacramento Hotel. Miller traveled to Dawson in 1898 with his brother Henry and his brother-in-law Oni Lomax. In 1900 he went back to California for his wife. Miller, William G.A. (I127)
567 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Born in Ontario, his father, listed as John J. Abbott and a photographer in the 1881 Canada census, lived in Ottawa, ON, that year. By 1891 they had moved to Emerson, MB, where his father (John J.) worked as a photographer according to the 1891 Canada census. According to the 1901 Canada census, at the age of 22 Roy was working as a photographer with his father, listed as James J. and also still a photographer, in Emerson, MB. Roy eventually settled on the west coast and worked in Vancouver and Powell River as a photogapher in the late 1910s to at least the mid-1930s. Abbott, Roy Walton L. (I560)
568 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Born in Sweden, she immigrated in 1901 and worked at or operated the Elite Photo Studio. In the 1901 Canada census her religion is given as Lutheran.

She made a return trip to Sweden at some point and came back to Vancouver via Yokohama, Japan, on the ship Ramona on 26 Aug 1905. On the passenger list her occupation was given as "photographer" and age as 28. 
Erickson, Miss Carrie (I933)
569 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Born in Switzerland, he was listed as an "artist" in the Canada census on 18 Apr 1891. Borel appears to have been working or living with another artist named George Brett. Borel's age was 25.

He apparently moved from Dunnville, ON, to Vancouver and worked in the latter city at White's Studio.

Phillips (1990) shows Borel in Dunnville as a photographer between 1891 and 1900, but Phillips (1997) does not show him anywhere in Western Canada. 
Borel, Frederick Alexander (I418)
570 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Born in Turkey and the son of a Turkish navy captain, Akpinar emigrated to Canada in 1929 under the sponsorship of Vancouver Sun publisher Robert Cromie. He soon changed his name to Mickey Dean and initially worked on a farm before taking up employment as a photographer for the Sun. During World War Two he was an assistant to war photographer and Sun photographer Gus Sivertz. In 1944 Dean went overseas as an official photographer photographing various Allied military units. After the war he resumed his work at the Sun as well as the Province until his retirement. Dean, Mickey (I1344)
571 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Born of Swiss immigrant parents (Baldazar and Elizabeth [Trueb] Darms), Darms lived in Yountville (Napa County), CA, before moving to Dawson in 1898. He established himself as a printer under the name Darms Printing Company and worked at this business until at least 1902. His business address was Third St.

Although how and where Darms learned to photograph is unknown, Elder and Grainger believe he apprenticed under a Dawson photographer. One possibility as an instructor is Lorenzo E. Robertson whose work Darms published in Oct 1903. Darms toured Yukon mining sites in the spring 1904 and an account of his trip was published in the Whitehorse Daily Evening Star.

By 1905 Darms added a third career skill to his repertoire: photo-engraver. He published The Yukon Illustrated booklet that Jan which was intended to be issued on a weekly basis. According to Elder and Grainger (1989), several versions were published over the course of 1905. Darms again travelled that year: in Jul he went with the American Institute of Mining Engineers to several mining sites. On his own that same month he visited the N.A.T. & T. operations on Miller and Glacier Creeks.

Following his return to his parents' home in Napa County, Darms took up farming and possibly continued for a while in photography. He apparently never married and was survived by a sister Mary Annie Frash, and two brothers, John and Henry Darms, all of Yountville. His death certificate, with information supplied by Mrs. Henry Darms, gives his occupation as coal miner. H.A. Darms was buried in Tulocay Cemetery, Napa, CA. 
Darms, Herman A. (I268)
572 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Both he and father, also named John Kerle Wills, enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force: the son in Jan 1916 and the father in Jul 1916. The son served in France, was wounded and discharged in Jul 1919.
His father claimed to be 45 and gave his son's age as 30, which would mean the father would have been 14 when his oldest child was born. More likely was that he lied about his age, which was the case as a medical form gives his birth date as 21 Dec 1858.
According to the 1921 Canada census the son immigrated in 1902. He operated the Elite Studio [II] (1922-1924) in Vancouver, then went solo at the same address.  
Wills, John Kerle (I1935)
573 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Brand had lived in Port Alberni since 1892 and may have bought his camera in Alaska about 1898. According to his death registration record, he last worked as a sawmill operator in 1938 and had spent 32 years in that occupation. Brand, Frederick (I427)
574 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Briefly operated in Vancouver by W.H. Ribelin. Managed by W.J. Ribelin, the son of W.H. Ribelin, in Vernon. G.A. Meeres purchased the Vernon business in 1939 and operated it as Meeres' Photographic and Art Studio. The business was resurrected by W.J. Ribelin in the 1940s in Kelowna. Ribelin Photo Studio (I1711)
575 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Buell, originally from New York State, achieved prominence for a series of views showing military preparations for the Riel Rebellion in 1885. He also photographed construction work on the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) in the Rocky Mountains in the summer of 1885. One newspaper article reported him as having visited B.C. with Lord Lansdowne, the Governor-General, in 1885. In May 1886 he was photographing along the main line of the CPR. He arrived in Vancouver on 28 Aug 1886 by steamer from New York, yet had a private railway car waiting for him in Port Moody in which he and his wife travelled back east. On this trip he also visited Victoria and stayed at Driard hotel (Colonist, 31 Aug 1886, p. 3). He journeyed regularly with his wife and often bore the title Professor. Along with taking photographs he also gave lantern slide shows in Canada in the 1880s. He last returned to western Canada in 1905, and among his stops was the Crows Nest district in southeastern BC. A portrait of Buell was found by the Glenbow Archives and published in Photographic Canadiana (Mar-Apr 1987). Buell, Oliver Brown (I472)
576 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Business name used by photographer R.H. Marlow. R.H. Marlow Ltd. (I1633)
577 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: BVAA has a photo of the Western Klondike Outfitters, Cordova St., credited to him. Kerr, Byron N. (I149)
578 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: By 1910 he was employed by the BC Electric Railway as a clerk and later worked for the company as a claims investigator. Freshwater, Henry Charles (I1309)
579 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: By 1950-1951 he owned three different photo operations in Victoria: Movie Snaps, which operated from the same address as the Motionettes street photography business from the 1940s; the Moviette Studio; and Phil Graham Photos. The latter two were located at a Douglas St. address. Graham, Philip (I2089)
580 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: C.M. LeBlond operated under this business name beginning with its 1945 business directory listing. In addition to portraits, the firm also undertook general commercial work. LeBlond Studios (I1660)
581 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: C.W. Mathers began his photographic career with the Edmonton branch studio of the Calgary photographic partnership of Boorne and May. According to photohistorian Brock Silversides, Mathers was Edmonton's only photographer for several years, including the first two years of the Klondike Gold Rush. Mathers never ventured beyond Athabasca Landing, about 100 miles north of Edmonton, during those two crucial years. He photographed many Klondikers, including the first woman to leave Edmonton for the Yukon, Mrs. G.E. (Nellie) Garner of Fresno, California (the J.S. Mack or Fresno Party). It was her portrait taken in the Mathers studio that helped James Michener shape his novel of the gold rush Journey (Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1988).

In 1901, three years after photographing stampeders departing by boat from Athabasca Landing, Mathers made his own epic journey of discovery along the same rivers followed by some of the Edmonton goldseekers. In the company of a Hudson's Bay Company trader he reached Fort MacPherson on the Peel River, not far as the crow flies from Dawson, and was able to take the first professional photographs of Inuit in the region.

Mathers sold his business in 1904 to Ernest Brown and moved to Vancouver, BC, where he practiced photography sporadically while attempting to collect from Brown on the payment for his business. He was listed in New Westminster as photographer in 1918-1919 and worked under the name Mathers Studio. In 1920 Mathers moved to Taft, California, where he worked briefly as a photographer and then retired to Gardena. 
Mathers, Charles Wesley (I116)
582 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Cantwell is credited with photographing the arrival of the Portland in Seattle on 17 Jul 1897. The photograph in Cohen (1977:12) credited to Cantwell of the Excelsior docking at San Francisco the day before not only defies physics, it was taken by Samuel C. Partridge and shows the vessel departing. Cantwell worked at both photography and taxidermy. He published The Klondike, A Souvenir (ca. 1901) where his portrait appears on p. 11, along with photos by E.A. Hegg. According to a 1930 list of California sourdoughs, he arrived via the Chilkoot Pass in 1898 and left the Klondike in 1920. The Atwood book states he worked as a photographer and miner.

According to Seattle photohistorian Michael Cirelli, he also worked as a photographer in 1903-1904 in Everett, WA, with Colfax Bart (Bart and Cantwell) and also climbed and photographed Mt. Baker. He operated in partnership as Atwood and Cantwell with F.N. Atwood. After settling in Los Angeles in 1922, Cantwell worked for the Los Angeles County Museum from 1929 to 1939 when he retired. He was survived by his widow, Mrs. Margaret Cantwell, who died on 24 Nov 1951. 
Cantwell, George Gordon (I291)
583 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Caple is supposed to have arrived in Canada in 1888 where he met R.H. Trueman through relatives or friends. The two men formed a partnership and had set up headquarters in Vancouver by 1890. After Trueman and Caple had been dissolved towards the end of 1893, both men continued in the photographic business as N. Caple and Company and R.H. Trueman and Company. Caple seems to have given up advertising himself as a photographer by 1897.

He resumed marketing photographs, either his own or those he purchased or contracted out, under his own name and that of Norman Caple and Company in the early 1900s.

Married in England in 1892 to Florence Kate Le Grix Akerman (1867-1950), the couple had four sons. He was an active YMCA member and frequently gave lantern slide entertainments there and elsewhere in the early 1890s. Coincidentally, both Trueman and Caple died the same year. Norman and Florence Caple are buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver.

Among the kinds of photographs he produced were postcards. 
Caple, Norman (I292)
584 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Captain A.M.C. Lean, who began his BC career in the early 1890s as a marine pilot in the Kootenays, established his Queen Studio in Grand Forks, BC, in late Feb or early Mar 1899. He subsequently relocated the operation to Nelson, BC, and operated there from at least 1901 to 1918. In a 1921 visit to Nelson where A.D. Kean was filming on behalf of the BC Patriotic and Educational Picture Service, he claimed in a talk to the Nelson Board of Trade to have learned photography around 1903 as an amateur from Captain Allan Lean of the Queen Studio. Lean likely left photography during or after his first wife's illness and death from cancer in Feb 1919. He then went to work for the Consolidated Mining and Smelting Co. (Cominco) in Trail, remarried on 16 Nov 1921 to widow Jean (nee Bell) McIntosh, and retired from Cominco in 1932. He became a fishing guide after moving to Proctor, BC, then fully retired in 1937 to Vancouver. Along with his second wife, he is buried in Mountain View Cemetery. Lean, Captain Allan MacLean Cumming (I628)
585 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Carl J. Lomen arrived in Nome in 1900 and was president of the Lomen Reindeer Corp. and the Lomen Commercial Co. He was also a member of the Lomen Brothers photographic firm. See his 1954 autobiography for further information on his business careers. Lomen, Carl J. (I736)
586 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Chambers might have worked in Barcelona, Spain, as a photographer as early as Jul 1888. According to the City of Victoria Archives Private Records no. PR 12 description, "he also worked as a photographer in Stettin, Poland, Stockhom, Sweden, and St. Remy-de-Provence, France."

He turned up in Northfield as a "photographic artist" and later at Nanoose Bay in the same occupation. He subsequently moved to Victoria and worked at 59 1/2 Government St. which he apparently sold to a Mr. A. Bloom in May 1900 for $200.

By 1902 he was in Nanaimo where he signed an agreement with E.C. Brooks to take over Brooks' business. Chambers next showed up in Vancouver and turned to nursing after he had retired from photography. He is buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver. 
Chambers, Arthur Hyde (I300)
587 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Chief clerk to the Chief Post Office Inspector in Washington, D.C., Clum spent six months touring Alaska and the Yukon. He later served as postmaster of Fairbanks until 1909 and then moved to California. He subsequently gave illustrated lectures using tinted stereo lantern slides for missionary purposes on the Eastern seaboard. Clum, John Philip (I307)
588 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Chiefly operated by F.D. Brewer, W.T. Brown was also listed in the business directory as a photographer in 1940 and the manager in 1941. Mayfair Studio (Vancouver) (I2100)
589 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Claes Jacobson, a Swedish photohistorian, kindly supplied the following chronological summary of Larss/Larson's photographic career. He lived and worked in Minnesota (1883-1889) as a photographer, then moved to Denver where he worked as a mechanic for the Denver City Railway Company (1890). An itinerant period during the next year took Larss to three states in the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon and California). In 1892 he moved to Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, where he was a partner with W.C. Pierce as Larss and Pierce. The studio was closed in 1896 and Larss returned to Denver where he remained until 1898. He moved to Washington where he worked for Adams and Pierce and for a brother of E.A. Hegg in New Whatcom (Bellingham).

On 20 Mar 1898 Larss then sailed on the Utopia to Skagway, AK, where he worked with E.A. Hegg and his brother Pete L. Hegg as Hegg and Larss (1898-1899). 1 On Apr 1899 Larss formed a new partnership with J.E.N. Duclos as Larss and Duclos which lasted until 1904.

Larss was also active in mining and prospecting. He was married in 1904, the year he left Alaska; he and his Swedish wife moved to Nevada in 1905 where Larss continued as a photographer and ran a stationery shop. He worked under the name of P.E. Larson during this time.

He retired from photography in 1908 and moved to Oregon where he ran a hotel. In 1920 he settled in San Pedro, California, and remained in the state until his death. His death is recorded in the California Deaths Database under the name Per Edward Larson
Larss, Per Edward (I725)
590 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Classified as a portrait studio in the 1950 business directory, this firm was operated by J.W. Hannay. Hannay's Photo Service (I1491)
591 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Co-founded in 1895 in Detroit, MI, by photographer E.H. Husher and publisher William A. Livingstone, Jr., one of the company's most important photographers was William Henry Jackson who later took over the company after Husher left it in 1902. The company went bankrupt in 1924 and closed in 1932. Detroit Photographic Company (I711)
592 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Commissioned by the Canadian Pacific Railway to photograph its engineering accomplishments, Henderson's background was that of an accomplished artistic landscape photographer. Henderson was appointed official CPR photograph in the company?s publicity department in 1892, a position he held until the late 1890s. He was probably the "C.P.R. official photographer" mentioned in the Vernon News who visited that town in Jun 1892. On his visit to Vancouver in Oct 1892 the World noted that

The funny car with the three dark windows that has been in Vancouver for the past ten days, made part of today's Atlantic express. This is the travelling home and workshop of Mr. Henderson, photographer for the C.P.R., who has been taking a number of views in Vancouver and vicinity, which will be used by the company in making the place known abroad.
Henderson, Alexander (I195)
593 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Considered Canada's first military photographer because of his work during the 1885 Northwest rebellion while commander of 'A' Battery of the Regiment of Canadian Artillery, Captain Peters was transferred to Esquimalt in 1887 as commander of 'C' Battery. He photographed the 'C' Battery camp on the Skeena River during a policing action. Captain Sir William Wiseman, commander of HMS Caroline which conveyed 'C' Battery to the Skeena, was also reputed to be an amateur photographer. Peters, James (I83)
594 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Created to counter the unpatriotic and jingoistic influences of American films, this short-lived agency was the first of its kind at the provincial level. Its director was a dentist, Dr. Albert Richard Baker, whose chief supplier of film footage was A.D. Kean. BCPEPS also purchased footage from other independent camera operators. British Columbia Patriotic and Educational Picture Service (I1647)
595 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Dally arrived in Victoria from England in Sep 1862. He operated a dry goods store at the corner of Government and Broughton in 1863 and moved his business in Mar 1864 to the northeast corner of Fort and Government in the Occidental building (Robinson's Block).

The first ad announcing the opening of his photo studio on the south side of Fort St. across the street from his former dry goods store appeared in the Victoria Daily Chronicle on 1 Jun 1866, p. 2. His first major photographic journey was a circumnavigation of Vancouver Island as a guest of the Royal Navy on HMS Scout between 8 and 20 Aug 1866. Dally made his own account of the trip which is preserved by the BC Archives and has been digitized.

Dally made two trips up to Barkerville, the first in 1867, travelling there with Governor Seymour's party but arriving by Barnard's Express as the only passenger on the afternoon of 7 Aug. His second trip to Barkerville began on 21 Jun 1868 when he left Victoria; he reached the town on 24 Jul. His studio in Barkerville in 1868 was destroyed in the 16 Sep fire and Dally returned to Victoria that November. The Cariboo Sentinel noted his losses were $1,100 (22 Sep 1868, p. 2, "Burning of Barkerville"; name was misspelled Dalley).

While in Victoria, in addition to being a Freemason, he was also a member of the Mechanic's Literary Institute (Colonist, 7 Nov 1866, p. 3, "Mechanic's Institue"). He may also have lent his vocal talent to an elocution class (Colonist, 17 Dec 1866, p. 3, "Elocution Class"). He was elected a co-vice-president of Victoria's St. David's Society, a Welsh social group, on 14 Mar 1865. He also formed an Art Union in Jan 1866 for which he sold raffle tickets for a draw on 7 Feb 1866.

He sold his studio, camera, negatives and showcases in Sep 1870 for $1,131 to the Green Brothers and his business affairs in Victoria were wound down by Thomas Allsop (Allsop and Mason, later the BC Land and Investment Agency). The two brothers reneged on payment which was to be made in full within 18 months of the promissory note they signed on 27 Sep 1870. According to Dally, he was never paid. His camera, negatives and darkroom equipment were auctioned on 15 Aug 1872 by auctioneers Plummer and Pagden.

Dally sailed out of Victoria on the morning of 13 Oct 1870, bound for San Francisco, aboard the Pelican (Colonist, 14 Oct 1870, p. 3, "The Steamer Pelican..."). Dally went on to Philadelphia to study dentistry and then returned to England. Richard and Hannah Maynard managed to acquire many of his glass negatives in the 1870s or 1880s which they then marketed under their own imprint. The BC Archives purchased several of Dally's personal albums and papers in the 1910s. 
Dally, Frederick (I266)
596 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Dempsey has an "A.E. McDairmid" passing through Minnedosa, MB, in Sep 1887. By 1891 this McDairmid had a studio in Calgary over Thompson's bookstore; he remained in Calgary until 1895. McDermaid, Albert (I108)
597 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Dempsey shows him in Winnipeg at 436 Main St. in 1888-1889 as a partner with H. Veasey. Bland, Fred Johnson (I403)
598 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Described as "an experienced retoucher from the first San Francisco galleries," he worked for S.A. Spencer in the Theatre Photographic Gallery. He replaced R.A. Desmond who had gone to work for Noah Shakespeare.

He may be the Hiram Miller identified by Mautz (1997) as working for Bradley and Rulofson in 1871, and later active in Woodland, CA, in 1883. 
Mr. Miller (I485)
599 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Described as the "official photographer of the Great Northern Railway, with headquarters at Spokane," he took what were probably the last photographs of the sternwheeler Columbia before she was destroyed by fire in early Aug 1894. He also visited the West Kootenays to photograph scenery along the Nakusp and Slocan Railway line.

According to Thomas H. Hahn Docu-Images' site, he left Great Falls, MT, in Oct or Nov 1897 and eventually reached Beijing (Peking), China, in Apr 1906 after worked as a photographer for four years in Hong Kong. Before reaching Hong Kong he had also lived in Honolulu, HI; Manila, Philippines; and Vladivostok, Russia.

Some of his color prints of China are available on Hahn's site.

While living in China he appears to have been married at least twice. 
Lemunyon, Clarence Eugene (I731)
600 BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Described by Frances Backhouse as "in her mid-forties, ... the daughter of a prominent Virginia family and the widow of a senior naval officer...." , Mary travelled to the Klondike as a tourist at the height of the gold rush with her friend Edith Van Buren. The two women departed San Francisco on 12 Jun 1898 aboard the St. Paul. They disembarked in St. Michael, Alaska, and travelled up the Yukon River on the Leah on 7 Jul. They arrived in Dawson 20 days later and after rounds of social events they departed the city on 23 Sep. Their return route took them through British Columbia and a hike over the White Pass back to Skagway, AK.

In addition to purchasing souvenir views to illustrate Hitchcock's book, their photographic efforts are described in her travel account Two Women in the Klondike (1899). 
Hitchcock, Mary Evelyn (I202)

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