Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Hudson, George Henry Ernest[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8]

Male 1885 -

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  • Name Hudson, George Henry Ernest 
    • VARIANT NAMES: Hudson, G.H.E.; Hudson, Harry.
    Nickname Huddy 
    Born 13 Mar 1885  Scarborough, Eng., UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year 1908-1911  Penticton, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Business Address/Year 1910-1916  Kelowna, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Home Address/Year 1916-Jan 1917  Vernon, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Association Edmonds, James (Relationship: Partner?; Co-proprietor?) 
    Association Willis, Harold Arthur (Relationship: Brother-in-law) 
    Association Hudson, George Henry Ernest (Relationship: Co-proprietor) 
    Association Chadwick and Hudson (Relationship: Partner) 
    Person ID I1418  Camera Workers | H, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 5 Mar 2021 

  • Documents
    G.H.E. Hudson and James Edmonds news item, <i>Penticton Press</i>, 7 Dec 1907, p. 1.
    G.H.E. Hudson and James Edmonds news item, Penticton Press, 7 Dec 1907, p. 1.
    About their renting space in Penticton for a studio, with Hudson continuing his Kelowna studio.

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: The description for the G.H.E. Hudson fonds contains this biographical history:
      G.H.E. Hudson arrived in Penticton in 1906 from Scarborough, England, where he had been studying brewing. At the age of 21, his stock in trade being one camera, he began a photography business. With borrowed capital, he bought the camera and apparatus of Mr. Worgan of Aberdeen Studios, Vernon, and the camera and equipment of Mr. Fraser Campbell of Penticton. He moved to Kelowna in 1907, eventually owning the largest business of its kind in the Okanagan Valley, employing four assistants. By 1912, he had also opened a branch of his business in Penticton. Hudson received many commissions from Okanagan cities for panoramic photographs, his specialty. In 1917, Hudson left the Okanagan, having been appointed official photographer to the Canadians[?] stationed in the British Isles.

      He enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force in Vernon on 26 Jan 1917 and served in the 30th B.C. Horse Regiment. He was discharged in 1919 and returned to England to live. [10]

  • Sources 
    1. [S142] COLLECTION: BVMA.
      G.H.E. Hudson fonds; consists of 201 glass negatives and 227 photographs produced between 1907-1916

    2. [S1054] COLLECTION: BKELPA.
      Frank Buckland photographic collection; G.H.E. Hudson album and postcards

    3. [S1054] COLLECTION: BKELPA.
      Leonard Leathley photographic collection; prints, glass plate negatives and postcards

    4. [S1115] COLLECTION: BOATS.

    5. [S339] Voters List, (Victoria, B.C.: Province of British Columbia, 1874-), Ref. NW 324.1 B862., 1916.

    6. [S732] HEN10, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1910), 953.
      Penticton: Hudson George H photographer
      Kelowna and Vernon: not listed

    7. [S973] JEFVERNON13, W.A. Jeffries, (Vernon, BC: W.A. Jeffries, 1913), 72.
      Kelowna: Hudson G H E, Photographer, Pendozi
      Penticton and Vernon: not listed

    8. [S1053] (Web site), (Penticton, BC: Okanagan Archive Trust Society).
      "George Harold Edward [sic] Hudson, Pioneer Photographer"
      URL (accessed 25 Aug 2019):

    9. [S730] Personnel Records of the First World War (Web site), (Library and Archives Canada).
      Hudson, George Henry Ernest, regimental no. 2142328
      URL (accessed 25 Aug 2019):

    10. [S89] MemoryBC, (Archives Association of BC).
      G.H.E. Hudson fonds
      URL (accessed 25 Aug 2019):