Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Hacking, Frederick Louis[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24]

Male 1880 - 1969  (88 years)


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  • Name Hacking, Frederick Louis 
    • VARIANT: Hacking, Fred Louis; Hacking, Louis Fred.
    Born 2 Jul 1880  Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [25
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year 1899-  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    68 Cordova St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1899-1901  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    629 Barnard St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1905  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    1111 Haro St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1908  New Westminster, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    266 Columbia St.
    New Westminster, BC
    Canada 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1905?-1908  New Westminster, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Business Address/Year 1908-1914  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    445 Granville St.
    54 (Fairfield Building)
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1903-1925  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Home Address/Year 1940-1969  Calilfornia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 20 Feb 1969  Monterey, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [25
    Association Photographers' Association of the Pacific Northwest (Relationship: Member; Vice-President for BC) 
    Association Hacking Photo Studio (Relationship: Owner) 
    Association Hill, Henry Fyfe (Relationship: Brother-in-law) 
    Person ID I172  Camera Workers | H, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 4 Jul 2017 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBusiness Address/Year - Address:
    68 Cordova St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada - 1899- - Vancouver, BC
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    Link to Google MapsHome Address/Year - Address:
    629 Barnard St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada - 1899-1901 - Vancouver, BC
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    Link to Google MapsHome Address/Year - Address:
    1111 Haro St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada - 1905 - Vancouver, BC
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    Link to Google MapsBusiness Address/Year - Address:
    445 Granville St.
    54 (Fairfield Building)
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada - 1908-1914 - Vancouver, BC
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    Link to Google MapsWhere Active (Non-Specific Address) - 1903-1925 - Vancouver, BC Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Printer; Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He started as a photo printer with the Wadds Brothers, then purchased S.J. Thompson's former New Westminster studio and by 1908 was running his own Vancouver studio at 445 Granville St. in the Fairfield Block. His landscape photographs attacted notice at the 1899 New Westminster exhibition.

      The Daily News-Advertiser described his Vancouver studio when it opened in the Fairfield Block (Building) in 1908. Hacking, who was the official representative from BC at the Photographers' Association of the Pacific Northwest 1910 conference in Vancouver, was also elected vice-president for BC that year.

      He later immigrated to California and registered for the US World War Two draft in 1942.
    • VANCOUVER STUDIO (FAIRFIELD BUILDING) DESCRIPTION:

      This description of F.L. Hacking's new photo studio was published by the (Vancouver) Daily News-Advertiser on 14 Aug 1908, p. 15. The article was illustrated with three photographs depicting the "Reception Room", the "Skylight Room" and "Another View of Reception Room."

      "An Artistic Studio.

      A member of the "News-Advertiser" staff visited the new photographic studio of Mr. F.L. Hacking in the Fairfield Building, Granville Street, where for weeks past contractors and decorators have been transforming several suites of rooms and offices into what is now recognized as the most complete and artistic studio in the Province.

      On entering the reception room, one is immediately impressed by the beautiful and quaint appearance of the apartment, which is furnished in the early English style. Amongst the many special features one's attention is drawn to the beautiful panelled walls, enriched with copper nailing, the unique fire grate and the casement windows and doors, whilst four heavy clusters of drop lights, suspended from the beamed ceilings--all designed and made especially for this studio--give the room a pleasing and uncommon appearance.

      The delightful color scheme, from the rich rug on the floor to the delicate harmony of walls and ceilings, tends to show to advantage the specimens of artistic portraiture displayed, and gives visitors that feeling of repose and satisfaction that assures them that their own work could not be entrusted to better hands.

      Leading from the reception room through a massive archway are the dressing rooms, each fitted with long pier mirrors and furnished in the same good taste.

      The skylight room, one of the most important features of Mr. Hacking's business, has been constructed to give lighting facilities which will enable photographs to be taken at all reasonable times and under all conditions. The room is large and not encumbered with a hetreogeneous [sic] mass of painfully artificial scenery and paraphernalia; instead you see instruments and accessories of the best lenses by Dallmeyer, of London, England, and Goerz, of Berlin; camera by Anthony, of New York, and the necessary backgrounds are a revelation of simplicity and rich value, all painted especially by Packard, of Boston.

      Nearly every modern equipment known to photography may be found in this up-to-date studio. The developing and finishing rooms are complete in every detail, giving this studio advantages for promptly executing work, a desideratum of no small importance, and one that will be immediately appreciated.

      As a capable photographer, Mr. Hacking needs but little introduction in Vancouver. He was apprenticed when a young man in a leading Eastern studio, where high ideals and careful workmanship were early acquired. Eleven years ago he came to Vancouver and after eight years connected with Wadds Brothers' studio purchased the studio in New Westminster formerly conducted by Mr. S.J. Thompson. His artistic work brought immediate success that has necessitated branching out into the broader fields of opportunity offered in Vancouver.

      Not being satisfied with anything but the best location and equipment, he finally secured the present quarters in the Fairfield building, the heart of the best district, which our readers are heartily commended to visit and inspect.

      Mr. Hacking aptly says that "the aim and purpose of this studio is to turn out only high grade photographs, and the best that experience, artistic training, perfect equipment and skilled workmanship can produce is offered to its patrons."

  • Sources 
    1. [S647] Census of Canada 1901.
      Birthdate via BC Genealogical Society database

    2. [S40] WIL99, Williams, R.T., comp., (Victoria, B.C.: Province Publishing Co., 1899).

    3. [S41] HEN00, (Victoria, B.C.: Henderson Publishing Co., 1900).

    4. [S42] HEN01, (Victoria, B.C.: Henderson Publishing Co., 1901).

    5. [S785] HEN05, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1905).
      New Westminster: not listed
      Vancouver: not listed

    6. [S786] HENVAN05, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1905), 278.
      Hacking, Frederick, photographer, lvs 1111 Haro.

    7. [S787] HENVAN06, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1906).
      Not listed

    8. [S788] HENVAN07, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1907).
      Not listed

    9. [S948] NW1908, (New Westminster, BC: Columbian Company, c1908), 85.
      Hacking, F.L., photographer; 266 Columbia street; res. 129 Sixth St.

    10. [S791] HENVAN09, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1909), 709.
      Hacking Fred L photogr 54 Fairfield bldg lvs 72 same

    11. [S732] HEN10, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1910), 1172.
      Hacking Frederick L photographer 54, 445 Granville

    12. [S698] HENVAN10, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1910), 774.
      Hacking Fred L., Photo Studio, Suite 54 Fairfield Bldg. Phone 1363 (See corner cards)

    13. [S748] HENVAN15, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1915), 684.
      Hacking Fredk L photogr 54, 445 Granville h 3520 15th Av W

    14. [S693] Chilliwack Progress, 16 Aug 1905.
      Ad

    15. [S626] (Vancouver) News-Advertiser, (Vancouver: News-Advertiser), 8, 8 Oct 1899.

    16. [S626] (Vancouver) News-Advertiser, (Vancouver: News-Advertiser), 15, 14 Aug 1908.

    17. [S626] (Vancouver) News-Advertiser, (Vancouver: News-Advertiser), 10, 2 Aug 1910.
      "Photographers of Northwest Gather"

    18. [S626] (Vancouver) News-Advertiser, (Vancouver: News-Advertiser), 7, 5 Aug 1910.
      "Photos for an Official Exhibit"

    19. [S339] Voters List, (Victoria, B.C.: Province of British Columbia, 1874-), Ref. NW 324.1 B862., 1900.

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

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

    22. [S667] FamilySearch.org (Web site), Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
      "California, Northern U.S. District Court Naturalization Index, 1852-1989"; URL (accessed 3 Feb 2017): https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8C1-27V

    23. [S667] FamilySearch.org (Web site), Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
      Place of Birth: Ontario, Canada
      Date of Birth: July 2, 1880
      "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"; URL (accessed 3 Feb 2017): https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V4DM-5RZ

    24. [S953] United States Census, 1940.
      State of California, County of Alameda, Incorporated place of Oakland city, Ward 4, Brooklyn township, Block nos. 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, Sheet No. 4A, line 20.
      His occupation is given as demonstrator of photography.

    25. [S667] FamilySearch.org (Web site), Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
      Birth Date: 02 Jul 1880
      Birthplace: Canada
      "California Death Index, 1940-1997"; URL (accessed 3 Feb 2017): https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPKT-GFR