Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Dominion Photo Company (Vancouver)[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]



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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 1937  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    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) 
    Person ID I1004  Camera Workers | D, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 30 Aug 2019 

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

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

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