Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Larrigan, George Henry[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23]

Male 1882 - 1914  (32 years)


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  • Name Larrigan, George Henry 
    • VARIANT NAME: George H. Larrigan Studio.
    Born 18 Feb 1882  Edinburgh, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [24, 25, 26
    Gender Male 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1901  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage 14 Aug 1904  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [25
    Bride: Agnes Ward 
    Business Address/Year 1910-1914  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    1230 Government St.
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Died 12 Mar 1914  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [26
    Buried 16 Mar 1914  Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [26
    Association Jones and Company (Relationship: Predecessor) 
    Association Eyres, Edmund James (Relationship: Predecessor) 
    Association Gibson, Wilfred (Relationship: Partner) 
    Person ID I1644  Camera Workers | L, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 11 May 2020 

  • Documents
    George H. Larrigan Studio ad noting its status as a successor to Jones and Company, <i>Colonist</i>, 10 Jul 1910, p. 6.
    George H. Larrigan Studio ad noting its status as a successor to Jones and Company, Colonist, 10 Jul 1910, p. 6.
    News item about G.H. Larrigan and W. Gibson purchasing the late E.J. Eyres' Imperial Photo Studio, <i>Colonist</i>, 3 Feb 1910, p. 6.
    News item about G.H. Larrigan and W. Gibson purchasing the late E.J. Eyres' Imperial Photo Studio, Colonist, 3 Feb 1910, p. 6.
    G.H. Larrigan Studio ad, <i>Colonist</i>, 14 Aug 1910, p. 19.
    G.H. Larrigan Studio ad, Colonist, 14 Aug 1910, p. 19.
    G.H. Larrigan Studio ad, <i>Colonist</i>, 19 Aug 1910, p. 6.
    G.H. Larrigan Studio ad, Colonist, 19 Aug 1910, p. 6.

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Amateur; Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A former musician and an amateur photographer, in 1901 he registered copyright on four stereo photographs, three of which were of the Koksilah River Falls. He marketed these under his own name as part of a series titled "Sea and Land Views of Vancouver Island, B.C." In 1906 he began a transition to a commercial photographer by taking a photography course at the California College of Photography, Palo Alto, CA. He arrived in San Francisco, CA, with his wife on 21 Feb 1906 aboard the Umatilla out of Victoria, BC, and they returned to Victoria via Seattle, WA, on 24 Apr 1906. According to his Victoria Times obituary they were in San Francisco when the 18 Apr 1906 earthquake struck. The Colonist's society page noted that he was travelling to California to further his musical education (11 Feb 1906, p. 11).
      In 1910 he purchased the photographic business of Jones and Company and operated under the name George H. Larrigan Studio. His obutary states he had a partnership, prior to owning the former Jones studio, of about six months with Wilfred Gibson. A small notice in the Colonist (3 Feb 1910, p. 6) confirms that connection. Following Larrigan's untimely death in 1914 of appendicitis, in the 1915 business directory the photographer S.B. Taylor occupied 1230 Government St.
      The 1901 Canada census states he immigrated in 1895 while the 1911 Canada census gives an immigration date of 1897 or 1899. The latter census also gives his occupation as "artist." [27, 28, 29, 30]
    • IDENTIFYING MARKS: Stereograph mount front on left "Geo. H. Larrigan, Photographer, Victoria, B.C." and on right "Sea and Land Views of Vancouver Island, B.C." Print mount captioned "Larrigan Victoria." [31]
    • FORMATS: Stereographs; postcards.

  • Sources 
    1. [S46] COLLECTION: BVIPA.
      Print (HP094186)

    2. [S872] COLLECTION: BL.
      Stereographs

    3. [S138] COLLECTION: BVAUS.
      Print (item CC-PH-10827; reference code RBSC-ARC-1679-CC-PH-10827)

    4. [S936] Internet Archive (Web site).
      Bookseller and Stationer, Jun 1901, p. 22, "New Canadian Copyrights"
      URL (accessed 2 May 2020): https://archive.org/details/stationeryoffice1902toro/

    5. [S1082] Treadwell and Darrah (1994), Complied by T. K. Treadwell & William C. Darrah; updated by Wolfgang Sell, (National Stereoscopic Association, 1994), 145.

    6. [S303] Grant (2002), Peter Grant, (Victoria, B.C.: TouchWood Editions, 2002), 23-24.

    7. [S41] HEN00, (Victoria, B.C.: Henderson Publishing Co., 1900).
      Victoria: not listed

    8. [S1028] ORMVIC01, (Victoria, B.C.: Ormond and MacGregor, 1901), 100.
      Victoria: Larrigan G.H. agent h 41 Belleville

    9. [S42] HEN01, (Victoria, B.C.: Henderson Publishing Co., 1901).
      Victoria: not listed

    10. [S781] HEN02, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1902).
      Victoria: not listed

    11. [S782] HEN03, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1903), 1012.
      Victoria: Larrigan George Henry musician h 41 Belleville

    12. [S783] HEN04, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1904).
      Victoria: not listed

    13. [S784] HENVIC05, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1905), 194.
      Victoria: Larrigan George H musician lvs 55 Belleville

    14. [S785] HEN05, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1905).
      Victoria: not listed

    15. [S789] HENVIC08, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1908), 322.
      Victoria: Larrigan George H musician 414 Belleville

    16. [S792] PROVI09, (Victoria: Provincial Publishing, 1909), 460.
      Victoria: Larrigan George H musician lvs 414 Belleville

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

    18. [S793] HENVIC10, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1911), 288.
      Victoria: Larrigan George H photographer 1230 Government h 414 Belleville

    19. [S796] HENVIC12, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1912), 448.
      Victoria: Larrigan Geo H photogr 1230 Government h 414 Belleville

    20. [S798] HENVIC13, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1913), 631.
      Victoria: Larrigan Mrs Agnes h 414 Belleville
      Victoria: Larrigan Geo H photogr 1230 Government r 653 Yates

    21. [S801] TREVIC14, (Victoria: Tregillus-Thompson Ltd., 1914), 642.
      Victoria: Larrigan George H photogr 1230 Government h 414 Belleville

    22. [S745] HENVIC14, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1914), 506.
      Victoria: Larrigan Mrs Agnes h 414 Belleville
      Victoria: Larrigan Geo H photogr 1230 Government r 414 Belleville

    23. [S802] HENVIC15, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1915), 420.
      Victoria: Larrigan Agnes h 414 Belleville

    24. [S647] Census of Canada 1901.
      Province of BC, District no. 4 Victoria, Sub-district no. D, Polling sub-division no. 1 in Victoria City, p. 17, line 24

    25. [S670] BVIPA marriage registration.
      Registration no. 1904-09-012855 (microfilm B11368); digital facsimile URL (accessed 2 May 2020): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/e88ebd41-2f41-4f2a-aee6-4c28ada4bfbb

    26. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Registration no. 1914-09-029216 (microfilm B13083); digital facsimile URL (accessed 1 May 2020): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/6edf8df5-5252-40a0-afc6-ae9260cc45fc

    27. [S722] Census of Canada 1911.
      Province of BC, District no. 13, Enumeration district no. 17 in Victoria City, p. 20, line 16

    28. [S924] Ancestry.ca (Web site).
      1. California, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1882-1959; their destination was Palo Alto, the location of Stanford University.
      2. Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935


    29. [S667] FamilySearch.org (Web site), Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
      "California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953," URL (accessed 2 May 2020): https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV1W-W3VJ

    30. [S674] (Victoria) Times, Mar 1914.
      "Passes Away After a Brief Illness"
      "British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death Notices, 1901-1939," URL (accessed 2 May 2020): https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2DS-QCXC

    31. [S666] BVIPA archival records.
      Portrait of Mrs. Lee Mong Kow and her two daughters; URL (accessed 11 May 2020): https://search-bcarchives.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/mrs-lee-mong-kow-and-her-two-daughters-victoria