Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Gibson, Wilfred[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23]

Male 1886 - 1968  (81 years)


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  • Name Gibson, Wilfred 
    • VARIANT NAME: Gigson, W.; Gibson, Wilfrid; Gibson, Wilfred H.
    Born 7 Jan 1886  Newcastle upon Tyne, Eng., UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [24, 25
    Gender Male 
    Marriage 5 Apr 1909  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [24
    Bride: Hannah E. Whitehead 
    • According to his 1937 marriage registration record, he was divorced.
    Business Address/Year 1910-1912  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    626 Yates St.
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1926-1927  Nanaimo, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Business Address/Year 1913-1932  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    620 View St. (Central Building, top floor)
    Gibson Studio
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Marriage 23 Oct 1937  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [26
    Bride: Muriel Gummeson 
    Business Address/Year 1934-1939  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    748 Fort St.
    Gibson Studio
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    • Because there was no BC-wide business directory in 1933, it is not yet determined when he moved from 620 View St. (Central Building) to 748 Fort St.
    Business Address/Year 1940-1951  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    He and his studio continued in business post-1950. 
    Address:
    770 Fort St.
    Gibson Studio
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Died 6 Jan 1968  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [25
    Buried 9 Jan 1968  Colwood Pioneer Cemetery, Colwood, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [25
    Association Gibson Studio (Relationship: Owner) 
    Association Wilfred Gibson Ltd. (Relationship: Owner) 
    Association Photographers' Association of the Pacific Northwest (Relationship: Member) 
    Person ID I1074  Camera Workers | G, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 22 Jul 2017 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: The son of the Rev. William Hewison Gibson, the younger Gibson may have begun his photographic career as early as 1899. He worked as a photographer for the Savannah Studio (1903-1904). He incorporated as Wilfred Gibson Ltd. and operated as Gibson Studio. His son, Wilfred Hewison Gibson (1909-1996), took over the family business at some point. The 1932 business directory listed the son as working at the studio as an "appr"; he was living with his father. According to a 1943 Colonist article, the son had served in World War Two and had worked in Shanghai, China, with the municipal police force where he married.

      Wilfred Gibson was involved with the Photographers' Association of the Pacific Northwest, the Professional Photographers Association of BC and the Victoria Professional Photographers Association.

  • Sources 
    1. [S339] Voters List, (Victoria, B.C.: Province of British Columbia, 1874-), Ref. NW 324.1 B862., 1909, 1916, 1933.
      Victoria

    2. [S628] (Victoria) Colonist, (Victoria: Colonist), 11, 14 Jul 1943.
      "Officer Home After Two Years Overseas"

    3. [S628] (Victoria) Colonist, (Victoria: Colonist), 16, 27 Mar 1966.
      Tim Glover, "Years Behind Camera 'Wonderful'"

    4. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      He was married to Vera Sadkowsky and lived in Sidney, BC, at the time of his passing.
      Registration no. 1996-09-008997; digital facsimile URL (accessed 22 Jul 2017): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/10a0cfdd-9de8-44b6-b08c-d1539619cd52

    5. [S793] HENVIC10, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1911), 250.
      Victoria: "Gibson Wilfred photographer 626 Yates lvs 600 Gorge"

    6. [S796] HENVIC12, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1912), 373.
      Victoria: "Gibson Wilfred photogr 626 Yates h 615 Cornwall"

    7. [S798] HENVIC13, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1913), 540.
      Victoria: "Gibson, Wilfred, Portrait Photographers Central Bldg. Phone 3217 Res. 1801 Lee Ave."

    8. [S801] TREVIC14, (Victoria: Tregillus-Thompson Ltd., 1914), 532.
      Victoria: "Gibson Wilfred Photographer Top Floor, Central Bldg. Phone 3217 Res: 627 Manchester Rd. (See adv page 29)"

    9. [S745] HENVIC14, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1914), 420.
      Victoria: "Gibson, Wilfred, Portrait Photographer, Central Bldg. Phone 3217 Res. 627 Manchester Road."

    10. [S802] HENVIC15, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1915), 362.
      Victoria: "Gibson, Wilfred, Portrait Photographer, Central Bldg. Phone 3217 Res. 1405 Grant"

    11. [S803] HENVIC17, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1917), 358.
      Victoria: "Gibson Wilfred of Wilfred Gibson Ltd h 319 Irving Rd"

    12. [S805] HENVIC20, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1920), 301.
      Victoria: "Gibson (Wilfred), Limited, (Wilfred Gibson) Portrait Photographer, Central Building, Phone 3217."

    13. [S762] WRI29, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1929), 1750.
      Victoria: "Gibson Wilfd photog 700, 620 View h 2841 Blackwood"

    14. [S764] WRI31, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1931), 1785.
      Victoria: "Gibson Wilfd of Gibson's Studio h 2841 Blackwood"

    15. [S765] WRI32, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1932), 1769.
      Victoria: "Gibson Wilfd of Gibson's Studio h 2841 Blackwood"

    16. [S768] SUN34, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1934), 2138.
      Victoria: "Gibson Wilfd photog 748 Fort h 3018 Jackson"

    17. [S773] SUN39, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1939), 1557.
      Victoria: "Gibson Wilfd photog 748 Fort"

    18. [S774] SUN40, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1940), 1776.
      Victoria: "Gibson Wilfd photog 770 Fort r Colwood PO"

    19. [S779] SUN45, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1945), 1927.
      Victoria: "Gibson Wilfd photog 770 Fort r Colwood PO"

    20. [S715] SUN47, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1947), 2046.
      Victoria: "Gibson Wilfd photog 770 Fort r Colwood PO"

    21. [S780] SUN48, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1948).
      Victoria: "Gibson Wilfd H photog 770 Fort r Colwood PO"

    22. [S991] SUNVIC49, (Vancouver, BC: Sun Directories, 1949), 173.
      "Gibson Wilfd H photog 770 Fort r Durrance Rd"

    23. [S992] BCVIC50, (Vancouver, BC: B.C. Directories, 1950), 242.
      Victoria: "Gibson Wilfd H photog 770 Fort h 909 McNaughton"

    24. [S670] BVIPA marriage registration.
      Registration no. 1909-09-017998 (microfilm B11369); digital facsimile URL (accessed 21 Jul 2017): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/5c4fb8db-f37a-47f0-bdcb-8de81f136a5b

    25. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Full Name of Deceased: "Gibson Wilfrid"
      Registration no. 1968-09-001009 (microfilm B13287); digital facsimile URL (accessed 22 Jul 2017): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/07116f36-1850-48e1-ada8-9f70da3d3dd6

    26. [S670] BVIPA marriage registration.
      Registration no. 1937-09-452513; digital facsimile URL (accessed 21 Jul 2017): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/ff7f74f9-f7ba-441e-ad16-3ad2b29b74dc