Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Hamacher, Ephraim Johnson[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7]

Male 1857 - 1935  (78 years)


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  • Name Hamacher, Ephraim Johnson  [8
    Born 10 Jun 1857  Kitchener, ON Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Gender Male 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1888-1895?  Yakima, WA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1898-1901?  Bennett, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1888-?  Ellensburg, WA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) ca. 1885  Ellensburg, WA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    as Anderson and Hamacher 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1895-1898  Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1901-ca. 1934  Whitehorse, YT Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Died 29 Oct 1935  Whitehorse, YT Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Buried Pioneer Cemetery, Whitehorse, YT Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Association Hegg and Company (Relationship: Employee) 
    Association Hartshorn, Florence M. (Relationship: Assistant) 
    Person ID I178  Camera Workers | H, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 4 Feb 2017 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Hamacher worked in Washington and Oregon possibly as early as the 1870s (Mautz, 1997). By the summer of 1898, according to Becker, he was left in charge of Hegg's "studio" at Lake Bennett while Hegg, P.E. Larss and others carried on to Dawson. Hamacher was assisted by Florence Hartshorn.

      A portrait with Whitehorse Band members identifies him as front row, third from left, wearing a straw hat (Yukon Archives photo no. 4080).
    • IDENTIFYING MARKS: Print surface usually captioned, sometimes numbered and signed "E.J. Hamacher Whitehorse" or "Hamacher Photo".

  • Sources 
    1. [S954] COLLECTION: YMCBM.
      Original print no. 372 ("Winters Mantle")

    2. [S169] COLLECTION: UWL.
      Alaska and Pacific Northwest early photographers collection, circa 1860-1943
      Yukon Territory photograph album, circa 1903-1906 (1 print)

    3. [S174] COLLECTION: YWA.

    4. [S193] Becker (1964), Becker, Ethel Anderson, (Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Pictorial Review, 12 January 1964).

    5. [S329] Robinson (1992), Thomas Robinson, (Portland, OR: T. Robinson, 1992).

    6. [S612] Mautz (1997), Carl Mautz, (Nevada City, Calif.: Carl Mautz Publishing, 1997).

    7. [S692] Correspondence, David Mattison.
      Letter, Michael Cirelli, 1996 01 25

    8. [S667] FamilySearch.org (Web site), Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
      Birth place: Kitchener, Ontario
      U.S., Border Crossings from Canada to U.S., 1825-1960

    9. [S832] Find a Grave (Web site).
      URL (accessed 4 Feb 2017): https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=52347613

    10. [S667] FamilySearch.org (Web site), Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
      Birth place: Kitchener, Ontario
      U.S., Border Crossings from Canada to U.S., 1825-1960. On 24 Nov 1933 he entered the US at Blaine, WA, and gave his occupation as photographer and his residence as "White Horse, Yukon-Alaska." He also indicated that he had previously been in the US at Yakima, WA, between 1883 and 1900.