Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Murakami, James Shingo[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]

Male 1899 - 1981  (81 years)


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  • Name Murakami, James Shingo 
    Born 12 Jul 1899  Japan Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year 1923-1927  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    213 East Hastings St.
    Empress Studio
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1928-1929  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    215 East Hastings St.
    Empress Studio
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Marriage 10 Apr 1929  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Bride: Ruth Satsuko Kawamura 
    Business Address/Year 1930-1939  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    112 East Hastings St.
    Empress Studio
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1938-1941  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    214 Powell St.
    Empress Studio
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1940-1941  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    438 Main St.
    Empress Studio
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Ethnicity Japanese 
    Died 12 Mar 1981  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Buried 17 Mar 1981  Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Association Empress Studio [Vancouver] (Relationship: Proprietor) 
    Person ID I1068  Camera Workers | M, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2017 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBusiness Address/Year - Address:
    213 East Hastings St.
    Empress Studio
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada - 1923-1927 - Vancouver, BC
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness Address/Year - Address:
    215 East Hastings St.
    Empress Studio
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada - 1928-1929 - Vancouver, BC
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - Bride: Ruth Satsuko Kawamura - 10 Apr 1929 - Vancouver, BC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness Address/Year - Address:
    112 East Hastings St.
    Empress Studio
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada - 1930-1939 - Vancouver, BC
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness Address/Year - Address:
    214 Powell St.
    Empress Studio
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada - 1938-1941 - Vancouver, BC
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness Address/Year - Address:
    438 Main St.
    Empress Studio
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada - 1940-1941 - Vancouver, BC
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Mar 1981 - Vancouver, BC Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He operated the Empress Studio between 1923 and 1942. He returned to the Vancouver area some time after 1950 and operated as the Murakami Studio.

  • Sources 
    1. [S45] COLLECTION: BVAA.
      The photographs credited to the Murakami Studio date from the late 1950s and 1960s.

    2. [S756] HENVAN23, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1923), 1365.
      Chinese and Japanese Names: "Murakami S prop Empress Studio r 235 Prior"

    3. [S809] WRI23, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1923), 1371.
      Vancouver: "Murakami J S prop Empress Studio 213 Hastings E"

    4. [S766] WRIVAN33, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1933), 340.
      Vancouver: "Empress Studio (J S Murakami) photogs 112 E Hastings"
      No individual listing for Murakami.

    5. [S775] SUN41, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1941), 901.
      Vancouver: "Murakami Jas S (Ruth) prop Empress Studio h 1071 E 12"

    6. [S776] SUN42, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1942).
      Vancouver: not listed

    7. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Registration no. 1981-09-004464 (microfilm B13610); digital facsimile URL (accessed 18 Jul 2017): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/50236d10-eb8b-4ec2-be65-52979f2f54b6

    8. [S670] BVIPA marriage registration.
      Registration no. 1929-09-352032 (microfilm B13757); digital facsimile URL (accessed 18 Jul 2017): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/24434574-de07-459d-ba43-314993e6386b