Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Dominion Photo Company (Vancouver)[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16]



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  • Name Dominion Photo Company (Vancouver)  
    Gender Unknown 
    Business Address/Year 1915-1916  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    438 West Pender St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1917  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    618 West Pender St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1918-1920  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    618 Granville St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1921-1936  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    119 W. Pender St., no. 126
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1937-1950  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Continued past 1950 
    Address:
    119 W. Pender St., no. 123
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Association Trainor, Nora Agnes (Relationship: Photographer) 
    Association Joyner, James Arthur (Relationship: Photographer) 
    Association Fawcett, John (Relationship: Manager; Photographer) 
    Association Treffry, Dormer Kierulff de Bretton (Relationship: Employee) 
    Association Bentley, Percy (Relationship: Co-proprietor; Proprietor; Manager) 
    Association Couper, Charles James (Relationship: Photographer) 
    Person ID I1004  Camera Workers | D, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 19 Jul 2021 

  • Photos
    Hacking Photo Studio display, Pacific National Exhibition, 1922.
    Hacking Photo Studio display, Pacific National Exhibition, 1922.
    Photographed by the Dominion Photo Company. City of Vancouver Archives reference code AM281-S8-: CVA 180-0064

    Documents
    Dominion Photo Company ad, <i>Wrigley's British Columbia Directory, 1919</i>, p. 888.
    Dominion Photo Company ad, Wrigley's British Columbia Directory, 1919, p. 888.
    Dominion Photo Company (Vancouver) ad, <i>Wrigley's British Columbia 1918</i>, p. 307
    Dominion Photo Company (Vancouver) ad, Wrigley's British Columbia 1918, p. 307

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: One of the most important photographic firms in Vancouver during this period, the Dominion Photo Company was initially managed by John Fawcett. The company employed Percy Bentley and D.K. Treffrey in 1915, with Bentley and Fawcett being listed in 1917. The firm continued in operation by Robert Bentley following his father Percy's death in 1968.
    • IDENTIFYING MARKS: Earliest prints are numbered on surface: "303"; later prints are numbered on surface and identified with company name: "6095 Dominion Photo Co. Vancouver B.C."

  • Sources 
    1. [S872] COLLECTION: BL.
      Canadian copyright collection print registered to P. Bentley.

    2. [S45] COLLECTION: BVAA.
      Negatives and prints; BC Telephone Company collection

    3. [S134] COLLECTION: BVA.
      Over 10,000 photographs (includes negatives and prints); negative register

    4. [S751] HENVAN18, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1918), 488.
      Vancouver: Dominion Photo Co P Bentley prop 618 Granville

    5. [S753] HENVAN20, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1920), 538.
      Vancouver: Dominion Photo Co Percy Bentley prop 618 Granville

    6. [S754] HENVAN21, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1921), 590.
      Vancouver: Dominion Photo Co (P Bentley) 126, 119 W Pender

    7. [S756] HENVAN23, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1923), 633.
      Vancouver

    8. [S757] WRI24, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1924), 784.
      Vancouver: Dominion Photo Co Percy Bentley mgr 126 119 Pender W

    9. [S763] WRI30, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1930), 851.
      Vancouver: Dominion Photo Co (P Bentley) 126, 119 W Pender

    10. [S769] SUN35, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1935), 986.
      Vancouver: Dominion Photo Co (P Bentley) 126, 119 W Pender

    11. [S770] SUN36, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1936), 683.
      Vancouver: Dominion Photo Co (P Bentley) 126, 119 W Pender

    12. [S771] SUN37, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1937), 629.
      Vancouver: "Dominion Photo Co (P Bentley) 123, 119 W Pender"

    13. [S774] SUN40, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1940), 614.
      Vancouver: Dominion Photo Co (P Bentley) 123, 119 W Pender

    14. [S1025] BCVAN51, (Vancouver, BC: B.C. Directories, 1951), 174.
      Vancouver: Dominion Photo Co (P Bentley) coml photog 123, 119 W Pender

    15. [S344] Vancouver Art Gallery (1976), (Vancouver: Vancouver Art Gallery, 1976).

    16. [S729] Presentation House Gallery (1986), Pakasaar, Helga, (North Vancouver, BC: Presentation House Gallery, 1986).