Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Rowe, Percy William[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25]

Male 1879 - 1947  (67 years)


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  • Name Rowe, Percy William 
    Born 31 Dec 1879  Middlesex, Eng., UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [26, 27
    Gender Male 
    Marriage 8 May 1911  Winnipeg, MB Find all individuals with events at this location  [26, 27
    Bride: Laura Louise Saban 
    Business Address/Year 1920-1923  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    413 Granville St., no. 29 (Williams Building)
    A.T. Bridgman
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1924-1943  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    833 Granville St.
    Artona Studio
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1944-1946  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    4255 Dunbar St.
    Du Barry Studio
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Died 9 Nov 1947  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [27
    Buried 12 Nov 1947  Masonic Cemetery, Burnaby, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [27
    Association Artona Studio (Relationship: Proprietor) 
    Association Bridgman, Archibald Thomas Reed (Relationship: Manager; Photographer) 
    Association Du Barry Studio (Relationship: Proprietor) 
    Person ID I1524  Camera Workers | R, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 22 May 2020 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to an Ancestry.ca family tree, he immigrated in Apr 1903 and by Jun 1906 lived in MacKenzie, SK. According to Phillips (1997), however, he worked as a photographer in 1905 Saltcoats, SK, and also from 1907-1908; he also had a branch studio in Yorkton, KS, between 1906 and 1910.
      He returned from a trip abroad, likely to England, in May 1908 via Quebec City, QC, and headed to Winnipeg, MB. By 1916 he was working as an accountant in Springfield, MB. While living in Regina, SK, and working as an accountant, he enlisted in May 1918 in the Canadian Expeditionary Force. He served with the Royal North West Mounted Police Calvary Draft. He appears to have served only in England and was discharged in 1919.
      He moved to Vancouver and restarted his photographic career there with A.T. Bridgman, first as a photographer, then as a studio manager (1920-1923).
      Rowe then operated the Artona Studio in from 1924 to 1943, followed by the Du Barry Studio from 1944 to 1946. According to his death registration record he last worked as a photographer in May 1947 and had spent 50 years in the occupation.
      He was a member of the British Royal Photographic Society to which he was elected in 1919 while living in England after World War One. Rowe had helped organize a B.C. Art League photography exhibit in Vancouver in 1922.

  • Sources 
    1. [S45] COLLECTION: BVAA.
      Print (Artona Studio)

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

    3. [S651] (Vancouver) Sun (Newspaper), 3, 6 Sep 1924.
      "Artona Studio Display Proves Artistic One"

    4. [S397] Phillips (1997), Glen C. Phillips, (London, Ont.: Iron Gate Publishing, 1997; 2nd printing, 2002).

    5. [S752] HENVAN19, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1919).
      Vancouver: not listed

    6. [S738] WRI19, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1919).
      Vancouver: not listed

    7. [S753] HENVAN20, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1920), 904.
      Vancouver: Rowe Percy W photogr A T Bridgman h 2455 Oxford

    8. [S739] WRI20, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1920).
      Vancouver: not listed

    9. [S754] HENVAN21, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1921), 997.
      Vancouver: Rowe Percy emp A T Bridgman h 2455 Oxford

    10. [S741] WRI21, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1921).
      Vancouver: not listed

    11. [S755] HENVAN22, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1922), 1057.
      Vancouver: Rowe Percy W photogr A T Bridgman h 2225 Cambridge

    12. [S742] WRI22, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1922).
      Vancouver: not listed

    13. [S756] HENVAN23, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1923), 1141.
      Vancouver: Rowe Percy W mgr A T Bridgman h 2225 Cambridge

    14. [S809] WRI23, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1923), 1452.
      Vancouver: Rowe Percy W mgr A T Bridgman h 2225 Cambridge

    15. [S757] WRI24, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1924), 1048.
      Vancouver: Rowe Percy W prop Artona Studio h 2225 Cambridge

    16. [S758] WRI25, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1925), 1117.
      Vancouver: Rowe Percy W prop Artona Studio h 2225 Cambridge

    17. [S759] WRI26, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1926), 1205.
      Vancouver: Rowe Percy W prop Artona Studio h 2225 Cambridge

    18. [S763] WRI30, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1930), 1287.
      Vancouver: Rowe Percy W prop Artona Studio h 2225 Cambridge

    19. [S766] WRIVAN33, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1933), 728.
      Vancouver: Rowe Percy W prop Artona Studio h 5951 Blenheim

    20. [S769] SUN35, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1935), 1365.
      Vancouver: Rowe Percy W (Laura L) prop Artona Studio r 5951 Blenheim

    21. [S774] SUN40, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1940), 981.
      Vancouver: Rowe Percy W (Laura) prop Artona Studio h 3506 W 29

    22. [S778] SUN44, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1944), 1008.
      Vancouver: Rowe Percy W (Laura L) prop DuBarry Studio h 3506 W 29

    23. [S714] SUN46, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1946), 1124.
      Vancouver: Rowe Percy W (Laura L) prop Du Barry Studio h 3506 W 29

    24. [S715] SUN47, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1947), 979.
      Vancouver: Rowe Percy W (Laura L) h 3506 W 29

    25. [S780] SUN48, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1948), 792.
      Vancouver: Rowe Laura L wid P W h 3506 W 29

    26. [S924] Ancestry.ca (Web site).
      Percy William Rowe
      URL (accessed 20 May 2020): https://www.ancestrylibrary.ca/family-tree/person/tree/113732760/person/160122219269/facts

    27. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Registration no. 1947-09-009436 (microfilm B13195); digital facsimile URL (accessed 14 Feb 2020): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/8482a399-74a4-41fe-abdd-76783d4ade65