Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Macphail, Duncan[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15]

Male 1910 - 1994  (83 years)


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  • Name Macphail, Duncan 
    Born 19 Jun 1910  Greenock, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year 1942-1944  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    780 Fort St.
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1945  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    605 Courtney St., no. 5
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1946  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    605 Courtney St., no. 6
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1947  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    2020 Douglas St.
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1948  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    780 Fort St.
    Fort-Cowx-Macphail
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1949?-1950  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Continued past 1950. 
    Address:
    780 Fort St.
    Fort-Macphail
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Died 2 Jun 1994  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Cremated 7 Jun 1994  Royal Oak Crematorium, Saanich, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Association Fort-Macphail (Relationship: Partner) 
    Association Fort-Cowx-Macphail (Relationship: Partner) 
    Person ID I1120  Camera Workers | M, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2020 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to the BC Archives he "... emigrated to Canada in 1924. He lived in North Vancouver and other parts of Greater Vancouver, and married Margaret Kelso in 1937. There is no information available about his education or how he started in the field of photography. In 1938 he exhibited photographs in the First Annual Exhibition of Photography, at the Canada Pacific Exhibition in Vancouver. In 1942, Macphail moved to Victoria, and worked for photographers Ed Savannah and Robert H. Fort. In about 1948 he entered into the partnership Fort-Cowx-Macphail, with Fort and A. Melville Cowx, doing commercial and portrait photography. About 1950 the company became Fort-Macphail. He also worked for Victoria Press as a senior display salesman for many years...."
    • IDENTIFYING MARKS: Rubber stamp on print version.

  • Sources 
    1. [S46] COLLECTION: BVIPA.
      Duncan Macphail fonds (PR-2155); chiefly negatives with some prints

    2. [S771] SUN37, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1937), 898.
      Vancouver: Macphail Duncan (Margt) clk BC Tel h 3281 Marine W Van

    3. [S772] SUN38, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1938), 1030.
      Vancouver: Macphail Duncan (Margt) clk BC Tel h 3281 Marine W Van

    4. [S773] SUN39, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1939).
      Vancouver and Victoria: not listed

    5. [S774] SUN40, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1940).
      Vancouver and Victoria: not listed

    6. [S775] SUN41, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1941).
      Vancouver and Victoria: not listed

    7. [S776] SUN42, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1942), 182.
      Victoria: Macphail Duncan coml photog and fnshg 780 Fort r 1919 Fernwood

    8. [S777] SUN43, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1943), 1978.
      Victoria: Macphail Duncan coml photog and fnshg 780 Fort r 1936 Oak Bay

    9. [S778] SUN44, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1944), 1967.
      Victoria: Macphail Duncan (Margt) coml photog and fnshg 780 Fort r ws Borden

    10. [S779] SUN45, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1945), 1970.
      Victoria: Macphail Duncan (Margt) coml photog and fnshg 5, 605 Courtney r ws Borden

    11. [S714] SUN46, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1946), 2105.
      Victoria: Macphail Duncan coml photog and fnshg 6, 605 Courtney r ws Borden

    12. [S715] SUN47, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1947), 2081.
      Victoria: Macphail Duncan coml photog and fnshg 2020 Douglas h Borden St

    13. [S780] SUN48, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1948), 1472.
      Victoria: Macphail Duncan of Fort-Cowx-Macphail r 4005 Borden

    14. [S992] BCVIC50, (Vancouver, BC: B.C. Directories, 1950), 427.
      Victoria: Macphail Duncan (Margt) of Fort-Macphail h 4201 Cedar Hill

    15. [S1003] BCVIC51, (Vancouver, BC: B.C. Directories, 1951), 241.
      Victoria: Macphail Duncan (Margt) of Fort-Macphail h 4201 Cedar Hill

    16. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Registration no. 1994-09-009863; digital facsimile URL (accessed 11 Aug 2017): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/7f3b1172-3d30-42a9-b4cf-4b8ae26c034a