Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Bailey, Charles S.

Bailey, Charles S.[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14]

Male 1869 - 1896  (27 years)

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  • Name Bailey, Charles S. 
    Born 7 Jun 1869  Creemore, ON Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year 1887-1888  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    113 Carrall St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1887-1888  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Westminster Ave.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1888-1890  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    227 Hastings St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1888-1891  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Seymour St.
    between Davie and Drake
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1890-1894  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    176 Cordova St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1890-1894  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    160 Cordova St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1892-1894  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    158-162 Cordova St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1894-1895  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    138 Cordova St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1892-1895  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    1109 Seymour St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1895-1896  Kamloops, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Kamloops, BC
    Canada 
    Died 29 Nov 1896  Kamloops, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Association C.S. Bailey and Company (Relationship: Owner) 
    Association Bailey, William (Relationship: Brother) 
    Association Bailey and Neelands (Relationship: Partner) 
    Association Bailey Brothers (Relationship: Partner) 
    Person ID I1  Camera Workers | B, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 15 Feb 2017 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBusiness Address/Year - Address:
    113 Carrall St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada - 1887-1888 - Vancouver, BC
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    Link to Google MapsHome Address/Year - Address:
    Westminster Ave.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada - 1887-1888 - Vancouver, BC
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness Address/Year - Address:
    227 Hastings St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada - 1888-1890 - Vancouver, BC
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHome Address/Year - Address:
    Seymour St.
    between Davie and Drake
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada - 1888-1891 - Vancouver, BC
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness Address/Year - Address:
    176 Cordova St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada - 1890-1894 - Vancouver, BC
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness Address/Year - Address:
    160 Cordova St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada - 1890-1894 - Vancouver, BC
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness Address/Year - Address:
    158-162 Cordova St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada - 1892-1894 - Vancouver, BC
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness Address/Year - Address:
    138 Cordova St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada - 1894-1895 - Vancouver, BC
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHome Address/Year - Address:
    1109 Seymour St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada - 1892-1895 - Vancouver, BC
    Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Portrait of C.S. Bailey.
    Portrait of C.S. Bailey.
    Courtesy of W.J. Bailey.

    Documents
    C.S. Bailey and Company's ad, <i>News-Advertiser</i>, 1888 12 23, p. 8
    C.S. Bailey and Company's ad, News-Advertiser, 1888 12 23, p. 8
    The ad uses the name of C.S. Bailey and Company's retail outlet, the Vancouver Art Emporium.
    C.S. Bailey and Company's ad, <i>News-Advertiser</i> (Vancouver), 1889 01 05
    C.S. Bailey and Company's ad, News-Advertiser (Vancouver), 1889 01 05
    The ad uses the name of C.S. Bailey and Company's retail outlet, the Vancouver Art Emporium.
    C.S. Bailey cartouche, 1888-1890.
    C.S. Bailey cartouche, 1888-1890.
    Verso of City of Vancouver Archives photo no. 41-2.

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He arrived in Vancouver in the winter of 1887-1888 and operated as C.S. Bailey and Company with F.V. Bingham and E. Straube, until 1889. He then formed a partnership with H.G. Neelands as Bailey and Neelands which lasted for little more than a year. The partnership was succeeded by that of the Bailey Brothers which consisted of C.S. and William Bailey. C.S. Bailey married Jennie Johnstone on 4 Sep 1895 and moved to Kamloops the following month. There is no record of his practicing photography after his move there. Though he was ill for most of the remainder of his life, he is credited with managing the Kamloops branch of the Bailey Brothers Ltd. store. He may have been the first professional photographer from Canada to visit Hawaii (Jan-May 1895); his motive was pleasure and not business. Coincidentally, one of his travelling companions was E.A. Hegg who later achieved international fame as a photographer of the Klondike gold rush. Both photographed together on a tour of Oahu. C.S. Bailey's death at the age of 27 cut short a promising career.
    • REFERENCES: Numerous Vancouver, Kamloops and Hawaii newspaper items, 1886-1896.

  • Sources 
    1. [S45] COLLECTION: BVAA.
      Glass negatives and prints.

    2. [S146] COLLECTION: HSA.
      Glass negatives of trip to Hawaii; transferred to the Hawaii State Library by City of Vancouver Archivist Major J.S. Matthews in 1938. The negatives subsequently went into the Hawaii State Archives.

    3. [S134] COLLECTION: BVA.
      Glass negatives and prints.

    4. [S7] WILVAN88, Draper, Thomas, comp., (Vancouver, B.C.: R.T. Williams).

    5. [S21] HEN89, Henderson, James, comp., (Victoria, B.C.: Leonard George Henderson, 1889).

    6. [S27] WILVAN90, Draper, Thomas, comp., (Vancouver, B.C.: R.T. Williams, 1890).

    7. [S29] WIL91, Halliday, W.M., comp., (Victoria, B.C.: R.T. Willilams, 1890).

    8. [S30] WIL92, (Victoria, B.C.: R.T. Williams, 1892).

    9. [S32] WIL93, Williams' B.C. Directory Co., comp., (Victoria, B.C.: Printed by the Victoria Printing Company, 1893).

    10. [S33] WIL94, Williams' B.C. Directory Co., comp., (Victoria, B.C.: Williams' B.C. Directory Co., 1894).

    11. [S34] WIL95, (Victoria, B.C.: Williams' B.C. Directory Co., 1895).

    12. [S1] Mattison (1980 05), David Mattison, (Vancouver History, 19, no. 3 (May 1980):17-28).

    13. [S5] Mattison (1982), David Mattison, (Unpublished monograph).

    14. [S6] Mattison (1990b), David Mattison, (The Beaver 70, no. 5 (October-November 1990):23-29).

    15. [S652] BVIPA death registration (Reliability: 3), 22 Feb 2016.
      Registration no. 1896-09-199744 (microfilm reel B13111).