Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Sommer, Joseph[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20]

Male 1849? - 1925


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  • Name Sommer, Joseph 
    Born 1849? 
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year 1883-1923  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Chiefly at 50 Government St. and 1012 Government St. 
    Address:
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Died 4 Mar 1925  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    Buried 6 Mar 1925  Royal Oak Burial Park, Saanich, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    Association Joseph Sommer and Sons, Ltd. (Relationship: Proprietor) 
    Association Sommer, Albert Joseph (Relationship: Son) 
    Person ID I1291  Camera Workers | S, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 17 May 2021 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Photo supplies.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Before gravitating to the art world and becoming a very successful, important and long-lived Victoria art dealer, he established himself as a furniture maker, getting his start with Jacob Sehl's company. The firm he started, Joseph Sommer and Sons, Ltd., celebrated its 50th anniversary (based on his original starting date) in 1933 and also handled photo supplies. Joseph Sommer was last associated with the firm in the 1923 business directory.

  • Sources 
    1. [S17] WIL82, (Victoria, B.C.: R.T. Williams, 1882), 73.
      Victoria: Sommer Joseph cabinet maker (J Sehl) Government st

    2. [S19] WIL85, Woltz, William, comp., (Victoria, B.C.: R.T. Williams, 1885), 73.
      Victoria: Sommer Joseph pictures, mirrors and frames, 209 Government st. res Fort st.

    3. [S20] MAL87, Mallandine, Edward, (Victoria, B.C.: E. Mallandine, R.T. Williams, 1887), 85.
      Victoria: Sommer Joseph pictures, mirrors and frames, Govt st. res. Yates st.

    4. [S21] HEN89, Henderson, James, comp., (Victoria, B.C.: Leonard George Henderson, 1889), 227.
      Alphabetical: Somers [sic] Joseph, picture framer, Victoria

    5. [S22] WIL89, Draper, Thomas, comp., (Victoria, B.C.: R.T. Williams, 1889), 153.
      Victoria: Sommer Joseph, Manufacturer and Dealer in all Kinds of Pictures Mirrors and Frames, 48 Govt. St., res. 135 Yates

    6. [S23] HENVIC90, Henderson, L.G., comp., (Victoria, B.C.: Henderson Directory Co., 1890), 234.
      Victoria: Sommer Joseph picture framer and art dealer, 48 Government, res 135 Yates

    7. [S26] WILVICNAN90, Draper, Thomas, comp., (Victoria, B.C.: R.T. Williams, 1890), 232.
      Victoria: Sommer J, manufacturer and dealer in all kinds of pictures, mirrors and frames, 48 Govt, res 135 Yates

    8. [S24] HEN90, (Victoria, B.C.: Henderson Directory Co., 1890), 580.
      Victoria: Sommer Joseph, picture framer and art dealer, 48 Government, res 135 Yates

    9. [S34] WIL95, (Victoria, B.C.: Williams' B.C. Directory Co., 1895), 456.
      Victoria: Sommer, Joseph, art gallery, 50 Government, res 135 Yates

    10. [S39] HEN99, (Victoria, B.C.: Henderson Publishing Co., 1899), 964.
      Victoria: Sommer, Joseph, Fine Art Gallery, 50 Government, h 135 Yates

    11. [S783] HEN04, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1904), 1104.
      Victoria: Sommer Joseph, art goods, &c, picture framer 50 Government, h 135 Yates

    12. [S784] HENVIC05, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1905), 255.
      Victoria: Sommer Joseph, Artists' Materials, Picture Frames, Photographic Goods. 50 Government. Res. 135 Yates

    13. [S785] HEN05, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1905), 612.
      Victoria: Sommer Joseph, art goods, &c, picture framer 50 Government, h 135 Yates

    14. [S789] HENVIC08, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1908), 417.
      Victoria: ... 1012 Government ... Res 819 Yates

    15. [S792] PROVI09, (Victoria: Provincial Publishing, 1909), 547.
      Victoria: ... 1012 Government ...res 819 Yates

    16. [S732] HEN10, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1910), 1336.
      Victoria: Sommer, Joseph & Sons ... 1012 Government
      Not listed as a person.

    17. [S802] HENVIC15, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1915), 532.
      Victoria: Sommer, Joseph, & Sons, Pictures and Frames, Kodaks, Photo Supplies and Artists' Materials, 1012 Government Phone 3058

    18. [S809] WRI23, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1923), 1797.
      Victoria: Sommer Joseph r 646 Superior
      Victoria: Sommer Jos of J Sommer & Sons r 646 Superior

    19. [S757] WRI24, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1924), 1333.
      Victoria: Sommer Jos h 646 Superior

    20. [S758] WRI25, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1925).
      Victoria: not listed

    21. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Registration no. 1925-09-346388 (microfilm B13126)

    22. [S628] (Victoria) Colonist, (Victoria: Colonist), 12, 5 Mar 1925.
      Death notice