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, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33]

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  [34, 35
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year 1903-1907?  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    28 Fort St. (Five Sisters Block)
    John Savannah
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1908-1909  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    606 and 616 Fort St., no. 25 and 27 (Five Sisters Block)
    John Savannah
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Marriage 5 Apr 1909  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [34
    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.
    Gibson Studio
    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  [36
    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  [35
    Buried 9 Jan 1968  Colwood Pioneer Cemetery, Colwood, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [35
    Association Gibson Studio (Relationship: Owner) 
    Association Wilfred Gibson Ltd. (Relationship: Owner) 
    Association Photographers' Association of the Pacific Northwest (Relationship: Member) 
    Association Larrigan, George Henry (Relationship: Partner) 
    Association Eyres, Edmund James (Relationship: Predecessor) 
    Association Savannah, John (Relationship: Printer; Photographer) 
    Person ID I1074  Camera Workers | G, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 3 May 2020 

  • Documents
    News item about G.H. Larrigan and W. Gibson purchasing the late E.J. Eyres' Imperial Photo Studio, <i>Colonist</i>, 3 Feb 1910, p. 6.
    News item about G.H. Larrigan and W. Gibson purchasing the late E.J. Eyres' Imperial Photo Studio, Colonist, 3 Feb 1910, p. 6.

  • 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 printer and photographer for John Savannah's studio (1903-1909). Between early Feb and possibly Jul 1910 he had a partnership with G.H. Larrigan after they acquired the E.J. Eyres studio on Government St. Gibson operated as Gibson Studio beginning in 1910 and later incorporated as Wilfred Gibson Ltd. 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. [S42] HEN01, (Victoria, B.C.: Henderson Publishing Co., 1901).
      Victoria: not listed

    6. [S1028] ORMVIC01, (Victoria, B.C.: Ormond and MacGregor, 1901).
      Victoria: not listed

    7. [S781] HEN02, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1902).
      Victoria: not listed

    8. [S782] HEN03, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1903), 982.
      Victoria: Gibson Wilfred photographer Savannah h Garbelly road

    9. [S783] HEN04, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1904).
      Victoria: not listed

    10. [S785] HEN05, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1905).
      Victoria: not listed

    11. [S784] HENVIC05, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1905), 162.
      Victoria: Gibson Wilfred photo printer J. Savannah Five Sisters Block h Prior

    12. [S789] HENVIC08, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1908), 275.
      Victoria: Gibson Wilfred photo printer J Savannah bds 1105 Hillside ave

    13. [S792] PROVI09, (Victoria: Provincial Publishing, 1909), 417.
      Victoria: Gibson Wilfred photogr J. Savannah rms 2528 Rose

    14. [S732] HEN10, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1910).
      Victoria: not listed

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

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

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

    18. [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)"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    34. [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

    35. [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

    36. [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