Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Knight, Harry Upperton[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9]

Male 1873 - 1973  (100 years)

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  • Name Knight, Harry Upperton 
    Born 6 Jul 1873  Sussex, Eng., UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Gender Male 
    Marriage 3 Jan 1928  Oak Bay, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    Bride: Josephine Maud Thompson 
    Business Address/Year 1918-1965  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Fort St.
    Victoria, BC
    Died 28 Dec 1973  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Cremated 3 Jan 1974  Royal Oak Burial Park, Saanich, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Association Knight's Portrait Studio (Relationship: Proprietor) 
    Person ID I1154  Camera Workers | K, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 18 Dec 2017 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Prior to immigrating to Canada in 1910, Knight worked as a photographer in Cranleigh, Eng., UK. Before settling in Victoria in 1917, he worked in real estate in North Vancouver, Vancouver and Duncan. He began his career as a BC photographer with the (Wilfred H.) Gibson Studio and opened his own studio on Fort St. in 1918. He remained at that address until his retirement in 1965. The City of Victoria Archives acquired his photographs in 1972.

      In addition to his portrait work, Knight also did exterior or landscape photography. He was also a talented contributor to the Pictorial photography movement.

  • Sources 
    1. [S872] COLLECTION: BL.
      Canadian colonial copyright photographs collection (print)

    2. [S139] COLLECTION: BVICA.
      H.U. Knight fonds (PR 73); negatives, prints

    3. [S339] Voters List, (Victoria, B.C.: Province of British Columbia, 1874-), Ref. NW 324.1 B862., 1920, 1924, 1928, 1933.

    4. [S750] HENVAN17, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1917), 589.
      Vancouver: "Knight Harry U broker 204, 626 Pender W r 1020 Melville"

    5. [S804] HENVIC18, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1918), 295.
      Victoria: "Knight H U photogr 707 1/2 Fort r 1120 McClure"

    6. [S1007] BCVIC55, (Vancouver, BC: B.C. Directories, 1955), 114.
      Victoria: "Knight Harry U (Josephine M) prop Knights' Portrait Studio h 1955 Waterloo"

    7. [S727] BVICA archival records.
      "H.U. Knight: The Artist with a Camera", hallway display brochure, 2016; digital facsimile URL (accessed 17 Dec 2017):

    8. [S927] Canadian Encyclopedia (Web site), (Historica Canada).
      "Harry Upperton Knight"; URL (accessed 17 Dec 2017):

    9. [S400] Pierce (1985), Patricia Pierce, (Don Mills, Ont.: Stoddart, 1985), 66.

    10. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Registration no. 1973-09-017727 (microfilm B13329); digital facsimile URL (accessed 17 Dec 2017):

    11. [S670] BVIPA marriage registration.
      Registration no. 1928-09-331290 (microfilm B13755)