Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Hall, James Deakin[1]

Male 1854 - 1936  (82 years)


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  • Name Hall, James Deakin 
    Born 1854  Londonderry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year 1887-1891  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    416 Cordova St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1892  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    518 Cordova St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1892  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    1608 Burrard St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Died 3 Aug 1936  Oak Bay, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Association Hall and Lowe (Relationship: Partner) 
    Association Hall, Robert Hanley (Relationship: Brother) 
    Association Vancouver Photographic Company (Relationship: Owner) 
    Person ID I173  Camera Workers | H, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 3 Feb 2017 

  • Documents
    Hall and Lowe's ad from Trout's <i>Prospectors' Manual</i> (1886).
    Hall and Lowe's ad from Trout's Prospectors' Manual (1886).
    Vancouver Photographic Company's ad, <i>World</i> (Vancouver), 1892 07 14.
    Vancouver Photographic Company's ad, World (Vancouver), 1892 07 14.

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to an 1883 newspaper article, Hall immigrated with his parents in 1867 to Canada (Ontario) and settled in Brampton. After moving to Toronto and working for R. Walker and Sons, he then started with Notman and Fraser, photographers, about 1869. He moved to Winnipeg in 1881 and formed a partnership with William Johnston as Johnston and Hall. By 1883 Hall had taken on a new partner, Skene Lowe. The partnership operated as Hall and Lowe. Lowe had moved to Victoria by 1885. Hall had visited Victoria and his brother Robert H. in Fort Simpson in the summer of 1884 and that may have prompted Lowe to relocate. Hall was reported doing itinerant photographic work in Medicine Hat in Sep 1886, and moved to the coast in Jul 1887 the Vancouver Photographic Company was opened that Oct. The Hall & Lowe studio in Victoria continued to operate under that name. The partnership was dissolved in May 1892 and Hall sold the Vancouver studio to David Wadds. Hall became sheriff of Vancouver, a post he held until 1917.
    • REFERENCES: WIL88; HEN89; WIL90; WIL91; WIL92; BVIPA GR-1304, file 2/37 (probate); Winnipeg Daily Sun, 1883 12 24/11; Colonist, 1884 08 19/3, 1885 06 03/3, 1896 04 05 (Special Edition); Winnipeg Daily Times, 1884 08 30, "The Frigid Zone"; Medicine Hat Times, 1886 09 11; Manitoba Sun, 1887 07 18 and 26; News-Advertiser, 1887 10 15/4; World, 1891 (Souvenir Edition), 1892 05 02/8, 1892 05 17/1, 1892 07 14/8; Province, 1936 08 (obit. incorrectly identified birthplace as near Milton, ON).

  • Sources 
    1. [S483] Manitoba Photographers, 1858 to Present (Web site), Manitoba Historical Society, (Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Historical Society) (Reliability: 2).
      Reproduces a magnified view of the Hall & Lowe Winnipeg business with possibly one of the two owners standing in the doorway.

    2. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Registration no. 1936-09-517076 (microfilm reel B13157)