Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Brown, Robert Frederick Lyons[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, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40]

Male 1891 - 1944  (52 years)


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  • Name Brown, Robert Frederick Lyons 
    Born 7 Aug 1891  Uxbridge, ON Find all individuals with events at this location  [41, 42
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year 1914-1915  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    1177 Granville St.
    Elite Studio
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1916  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    108 East Hastings St.
    Mission Studio
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1917  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    619 Granville St.
    Progress Studio
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1920  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    343 West Pender St.
    Ask Us Photographers
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1920-1923  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    343 West Pender St.
    Lennox and Brown
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1924-1930  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    343 West Pender St.
    R.F.L. Brown and Company
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1931-1934  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    343 West Pender St.
    Silver Finish Snapshots
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1935-1937  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    343 West Pender St.
    Brown and Company
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1938-1941  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    343 West Pender St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1942-1943  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    343 West Pender St.
    Brown and Company
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Marriage ? Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Bride: Edith Dunsmore 
    Died 22 Mar 1944  West Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [42
    Association R.F.L. Brown and Company (Relationship: Proprietor) 
    Association Mission Studio (Relationship: Photographer) 
    Association Elite Studio (Vancouver : II) (Relationship: Printer; Photographer) 
    Association Progress Studio [Vancouver] (Relationship: Photographer) 
    Association Ask Us Photographers (Relationship: Co-proprietor) 
    Association Lennox and Brown (Relationship: Partner) 
    Association Silver Finish Snapshots (Relationship: Proprietor) 
    Association Brown, Edith D. (Relationship: Spouse) 
    Person ID I1611  Camera Workers | B, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 15 Apr 2020 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial; Printer; Finisher.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Prior to World War One, he worked in Vancouver for the Elite Studio, the Mission Studio and the Progress Studio. At the time of his enlistment in the Canadian Expeditionary Force in Jan 1918 in Vancouver, he gave his occupation as a photographer. He served in France with the 29th Battalion and was discharged in May 1919.
      Back in Vancouver after the war, he operated under the business names of Lennox and Brown and Ask Us Photographers. In the mid to late 1920s he ran a photo finishing firm, R.F.L. Brown and Company. In 1930 or 1931 he renamed the business Silver Finish Snapshots. He subsequently used the business name Brown and Company.

  • Sources 
    1. [S339] Voters List, (Victoria, B.C.: Province of British Columbia, 1874-), Ref. NW 324.1 B862., 1916, 1920, 1924.
      Vancouver

    2. [S797] HENVAN12, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1912).
      Vancouver: not listed

    3. [S746] HENVAN13, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1913).
      Vancouver: not listed

    4. [S747] HENVAN14, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1914).
      Vancouver: Brown Fredk photogr Elite Studio r 2287 8th Av W

    5. [S748] HENVAN15, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1915), 521.
      Vancouver: Brown Fredk printer Elite Studio r 2289 8th Av W

    6. [S749] HENVAN16, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1916), 510 and 512.
      p. 510: Vancouver: Brown Fredk photogr r 2287 8th Av W
      p. 512: Vancouver: Brown R F L photogr Mission Studio r 2287 8th Av W

    7. [S750] HENVAN17, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1917), 392 and 393.
      p. 392: Vancouver: Brown Fredk photogr Progress Studio r 2377 5th Av W
      p. 393: Vancouver: Brown Robt F photogr Progress Studio r 2377 5th Av W

    8. [S751] HENVAN18, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1918).
      Vancouver: not listed

    9. [S740] WRI18, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1918).
      Vancouver: not listed

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

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

    12. [S753] HENVAN20, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1920), 444.
      Vancouver: Brown R Fred L of Lennox & Brown r 2377 5th W

    13. [S739] WRI20, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1920), 723.
      Vancouver: Brown R F L of "Ask Us" Photographers 343 Pender W

    14. [S754] HENVAN21, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1921), 487.
      Vancouver

    15. [S741] WRI21, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1921), 749.
      Vancouver

    16. [S755] HENVAN22, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1922), 522.
      Vancouver

    17. [S742] WRI22, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1922), 817.
      Vancouver

    18. [S756] HENVAN23, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1923), 504.
      Vancouver

    19. [S809] WRI23, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1923), 997.
      Vancouver

    20. [S757] WRI24, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1924), 667.
      Vancouver

    21. [S758] WRI25, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1925), 707.
      Vancouver

    22. [S759] WRI26, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1926), 759.
      Vancouver

    23. [S760] WRI27, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1927), 791.
      Vancouver: Brown R Fredk L prop R F L Brown & Co r 2171 W 5

    24. [S761] WRI28, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1928), 908.
      Vancouver: Brown R Frank L prop R F L Brown & Co r 343 W Pender

    25. [S762] WRI29, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1929), 758.
      Vancouver

    26. [S763] WRI30, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1930), 747.
      Vancouver

    27. [S764] WRI31, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1931), 697.
      Vancouver: Brown R Fredk L prop Silver Finish Snapshots r 2171 E 5

    28. [S765] WRI32, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1932), 679.
      Vancouver

    29. [S766] WRIVAN33, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1933), 217.
      Vancouver

    30. [S768] SUN34, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1934), 843.
      Vancouver

    31. [S769] SUN35, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1935), 896.
      Vancouver: Brown Robt F L prop Brown & Co r 2121 W 5

    32. [S770] SUN36, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1936), 590.
      Vancouver

    33. [S771] SUN37, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1937), 528.
      Vancouver: Brown Fred prop Brown & Co r Whitecliffe [sic] BC

    34. [S772] SUN38, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1938), 711.
      Vancouver: Brown Fred photo fnshr Brown & Co r Whitecliffe [sic] BC

    35. [S773] SUN39, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1939), 524.
      Vancouver: Brown Fred photo fnshr 343 W Pender r Whytecliffe BC

    36. [S774] SUN40, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1940).
      Vancouver: Brown Fred photo fnshr 343 W Pender r Whytecliffe BC

    37. [S775] SUN41, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1941), 527.
      Vancouver: Brown Fred photo fnshr 343 W Pender r Whytecliffe BC

    38. [S776] SUN42, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1942), 534.
      Vancouver: Brown Robt F L prop Brown & Co r Horseshoe Bay PO

    39. [S777] SUN43, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1943), 541.
      Vancouver

    40. [S778] SUN44, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1944).
      Vancouver: not listed

    41. [S730] Personnel Records of the First World War (Web site), (Library and Archives Canada).
      URL (accessed 12 Apr 2020): https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=70074

    42. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Registration no. 1944-09-640409 (microfilm B13182)