Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

McKenzie, Kenneth Gordon[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, 41]

Male 1884 - 1975  (90 years)


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  • Name McKenzie, Kenneth Gordon 
    Born 21 Nov 1884  Bristol, Eng., UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [42, 43
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year 1911-1914  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    318 Homer St., no. 408
    J. Howard A. Chapman
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1915  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    303 West Hastings St.
    P.L. Okamura
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1916-1917  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    303 West Hastings St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1921  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    337 West Hastings Street
    G.T. Wadds
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1922-1930  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    619 Granville St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1928-1930  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    850 West Hastings St., no. 202
    Passport Photograph Studio
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1931  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    619 Granville St., no. 1
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1932  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    619 Granville St., nos. 1 and 951
    Art-O-Camera Studios
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1933  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    619 Granville St., no. 1
    McKenzie and Marlow
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1948-1949  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    ? Venables
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1950  New Westminster, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Continued past 1950 
    Address:
    657 Columbia St.
    Stride Studios
    New Westminster, BC
    Canada 
    Died 4 Jan 1975  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [43
    Cremated 9 Jan 1975  Vancouver Crematorium, Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [43
    Association Okamura, Paul Louis (Relationship: Photographer) 
    Association Wadds, George Thomas (Relationship: Photographer) 
    Association Passport Photograph Studio (Relationship: Co-proprietor) 
    Association Marlow, Reuben Hmara (Relationship: Photographer) 
    Association Art-O-Camera Studios (Relationship: Co-proprietor) 
    Association McKenzie and Marlow (Relationship: Partner) 
    Association Stride Studios (Relationship: Photographer) 
    Person ID I1629  Camera Workers | M, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 25 Apr 2020 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: In the 1910s he worked as the manager of J. Howard A. Chapman's Vancouver outlet. Based on the 1915 Vancouver business directory listings, it appears he first worked as a photographer at P.L. Okamura's Vancouver studio. In the 1918 Vancouver business directory, this address was home to the Welford Studio. At the time he enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force in Feb 1918 he gave his occupation as "professional photographer." From his personnel file, it appears he spent some time living and/or working in the photographic department at the Polytechnic College in London, Eng., before returning to Canada in 1919. Before striking out on his own around 1922, he was listed as a photographer in Vancouver, BC, with G.T. Wadds.
      He partnered with R.H. Marlow as the Passport Photograph Studio (1928), operated it on his own in 1929-1930, then partnered again with Marlow as Art-O-Camera Studio (1932) and McKenzie and Marlow (1933). He was not listed in the Vancouver business directories between 1935 and 1947. After returning to Vancouver around 1948, he worked independently as a photographer, then by 1950 was employed as a photographer by Stride Studios in New Westminster. He eventually made his home in New Westminster.
    • IDENTIFYING MARKS: Blind embossed caption on print surface "K McKenzie Vancouver, B.C." or "Kennith G McKenzie Vancouver B.C." or blue stamp on print verso "McKenzie Studio 619 Granville Street, Vancouver, -- B.C." [44]
    • FORMAT: Postcard.

  • Sources 
    1. [S45] COLLECTION: BVAA.
      Prints

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

    3. [S732] HEN10, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1910).
      Vancouver: not listed

    4. [S698] HENVAN10, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1910).
      Vancouver: not listed

    5. [S795] HENVAN11, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1911), 891.
      Vancouver

    6. [S797] HENVAN12, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1912), 975.
      Vancouver

    7. [S746] HENVAN13, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1913), 1054.
      Vancouver: McKenzie Kenneth G mgr J Howard A Chapman

    8. [S747] HENVAN14, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1914), 1028.
      Vancouver: McKenzie Kenneth G mgr J Howard A Chapman

    9. [S748] HENVAN15, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1915), 804.
      Vancouver: McKenzie Kenneth G photogr 303 Hastings W r same

    10. [S749] HENVAN16, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1916), 757.
      Vancouver: McKenzie Kenneth G photogr 303 Hastings W r same

    11. [S750] HENVAN17, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1917), 633.
      Vancouver: McKenzie Kenneth G photogr 303 Hastings W r same

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

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

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

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

    16. [S753] HENVAN20, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1920).
      Vancouver: not listed

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

    18. [S754] HENVAN21, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1921), 834.
      Vancouver: McKenzie Kenneth G photogr Geo T Wadds r 619 Granville

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

    20. [S755] HENVAN22, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1922), 888.
      Vancouver: McKenzie Kenneth G photogr 619 Granville r same

    21. [S742] WRI22, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1922), 948.
      Vancouver: McKenzie Kennth G portrait photographer 619 Granville

    22. [S756] HENVAN23, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1923), 940.
      Vancouver: McKenzie Kenneth G photogr 619 Granville h same

    23. [S809] WRI23, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1923), 1312.
      Vancouver: McKenzie Kenneth G photog 619 Granville r same

    24. [S758] WRI25, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1925), 993.
      Vancouver: McKenzie Kenneth G photog 619 Granville

    25. [S762] WRI29, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1929), 1101 and 1103.
      p. 1101: McKenzie A G prop Passport Photo Studio r 619 Granville
      p. 1103: McKenzie Ken G photog 619 Granville

    26. [S763] WRI30, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1930), 1112 and 1224.
      p. 1112: Vancouver: McKenzie Ken G photog 619 Granville r 3889 W 22
      p. 1224: Vancouver: Passport Photograph Studio (K G McKenzie) 202, 850 W Hastings

    27. [S764] WRI31, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1931), 1076.
      Vancouver: McKenzie Ken G photog 1, 619 Granville h 180 Rockland N Van

    28. [S765] WRI32, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1932), 1055.
      Vancouver: McKenzie Ken G of Art-O-Camera Studios h 180 E Rockland N Van

    29. [S766] WRIVAN33, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1933), 564.
      Vancouver: McKenzie Ken G of McKenzie & Marlow r 1076 W 10

    30. [S768] SUN34, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1934), 1286.
      Vancouver: McKenzie Ken G r 1076 W 10

    31. [S769] SUN35, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1935).
      Vancouver: not listed

    32. [S770] SUN36, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1936).
      Vancouver: not listed

    33. [S771] SUN37, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1937).
      Vancouver: not listed

    34. [S774] SUN40, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1940).
      Vancouver: not listed

    35. [S775] SUN41, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1941).
      Vancouver: not listed

    36. [S777] SUN43, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1943).
      Vancouver: not listed

    37. [S779] SUN45, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1945).
      Vancouver: not listed

    38. [S780] SUN48, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1948).
      Vancouver: McKenzie Ken G photog 1685 Venables r ? Angus

    39. [S811] BCVAN49, (Vancouver: B.C. Directories, [1949?]), 369.
      Vancouver

    40. [S808] BCVAN50, (Vancouver : B.C. Directories, 1950), 371.
      Vancouver: McKenzie Ken G photog Stride Studios r ? Venables

    41. [S1081] BCVAN52, (Vancouver: B.C. Directories, 1952), 354.
      Vancouver

    42. [S730] Personnel Records of the First World War (Web site), (Library and Archives Canada).
      URL (accessed 22 Apr 2020): https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=160420

    43. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Registration no. 1975-09-001285 (microfilm B13339); digital facsimile URL (accessed 22 Apr 2020): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/4d0b838f-e762-42d7-874e-b580b302141e

    44. [S709] BVAA archival records.
      Description of prints and digital facsimile of postcard