Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Macphail, Duncan[1]

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  [2
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year 1940s-1950s?  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 2 Jun 1994  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Cremated 7 Jun 1994  Royal Oak Crematorium, Saanich, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Association Fort-Macphail (Relationship: Partner) 
    Person ID I1120  Camera Workers | M, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 11 Aug 2017 

  • 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. ... He also worked for Victoria Press as a senior display salesman for many years."

      He was a partner in Fort-Cowx-Macphail (1948) and Fort-Macphail (1949-1950+).
    • IDENTIFYING MARKS: Rubber stamp on print version.

  • Sources 
    1. [S46] COLLECTION: BVIPA.
      Duncan Macphail fonds (PR-2155)

    2. [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