Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Cherer, George Cecil[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]

Male 1881 - 1976  (94 years)


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  • Name Cherer, George Cecil 
    Born 28 Oct 1881  London, Eng., UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [37
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year 1919  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    615 West Pender St., no. 512
    Crown Photographers
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1924-1926  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    518 West Hastings Street
    Steffens-Colmer Ltd.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1927-1928  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    722 Granville St., no. 4
    Carlton Studio
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1929  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address undetermined 
    Business Address/Year 1930-1931  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    560 Granville Street
    Steffens-Colmer Ltd.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1933  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address undetermined 
    Business Address/Year 1934-1936  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    1214 Government Street
    Steffens-Colmer Studio Ltd.
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1936-1937  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    738 Yates St.
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1938-1939  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    1110 Broad St.
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1940  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    715 Fort St., no. 202
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1941  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    723 Fort St., no. 203
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1942  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    723 Fort St., no. 304
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Marriage 26 Jun 1943  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [38
    Bride: Vera Irene Finlay 
    • At the time of their marriage, he was divorced, 61 and living at the address of his photo studio; she was unmarried and 39. He was a photographer and she a teacher. Though married in Vancouver, his usual residence was in Victoria.
    Business Address/Year 1943-1948  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    914 Government St.
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Died 27 Apr 1976  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [37, 39
    Cremated 28 Apr 1976  Royal Oak Crematorium, Saanich, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [37
    Association Steffens-Colmer Studio Ltd. (Relationship: Manager; Photographer) 
    Association Carlton Studio (Relationship: Co-proprietor) 
    Association Crown Photographers (Relationship: Co-proprietor) 
    Person ID I1855  Camera Workers | C, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 6 Sep 2021 

  • Documents
    Vibraphone Agency ad, <i>Colonist</i>, 2 Dec 1950, p. 25.
    Vibraphone Agency ad, Colonist, 2 Dec 1950, p. 25.
    G.C. Cherer was listed as the proprietor of this company in the 1951 Victoria business directory.

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He operated under the name Crown Photographers (1919) in Vancouver. He worked for Steffens-Colmer Ltd. between 1924-1926, then was a co-proprietor of the Carlton Studio in 1927 and 1928. By 1930-1931 he was working for Steffens-Colmer Ltd. again. Between 1934 and 1936 he managed the Steffens-Colmer Studio branch in Victoria.
      Between 1936 and 1942 he operated at various Victoria addresses before settling on his final studio address in 1943. By 1951 he was the proprietor of the Vibraphone Agency in Victoria; based on a newspaper ad, it appears to be a type of hearing aid and not the musical instrument.

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

    2. [S752] HENVAN19, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1919), 449.
      Vancouver: Cherer Geo of Crown Photogrs r 1042 Robson

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

    4. [S754] HENVAN21, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1921).
      Vancouver: not listed

    5. [S755] HENVAN22, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1922).
      Vancouver: not listed

    6. [S756] HENVAN23, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1923), 554.
      Vancouver: Cherer G C r 922 Dunsmuir

    7. [S757] WRI24, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1924), 717.
      Vancouver: Cherer George C photog Steffens-Colmer r 1103 Lonsdale av N Van

    8. [S758] WRI25, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1925), 759.
      Vancouver: Cherer Geo C pntr Steffens-Colmer r 424 E 9 N Van

    9. [S759] WRI26, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1926), 802.
      Vancouver: Cherer Geo C photog Steffens-Colmer h 355 E 46

    10. [S760] WRI27, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1927), 827.
      Vancouver: Cherer Geo C prop Cherer [i.e. Carlton] Studio r 141 W 27

    11. [S761] WRI28, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1928), 946.
      Vancouver: Cherer Geo C of Carlton Studio r 722 Granville

    12. [S762] WRI29, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1929), 797.
      Vancouver: Cherer Geo C photog h 1, 1683 Venables

    13. [S763] WRI30, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1930), 788.
      Vancouver: Cherer Geo C photog Steffens-Colmer Studio r 720 Jervis

    14. [S764] WRI31, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1931), 740.
      Vancouver: Cherer Geo C opr Steffens-Colmer r 720 Jervis

    15. [S765] WRI32, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1932), 721.
      Vancouver: Cherer Geo C r 27, 812 Robson

    16. [S766] WRIVAN33, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1933), 257.
      Vancouver: Cherer Geo C photog r 1110 Robson

    17. [S768] SUN34, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1934), 2107.
      Victoria: Cherer Geo mgr Steffens-Colmer r 1605 Blanshard
      Vancouver: not listed

    18. [S769] SUN35, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1935), 1799.
      Victoria: Cherer Geo mgr Steffens-Colmer r 737 Vancouver

    19. [S770] SUN36, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1936), 1587 and 1689.
      p. 1587: Victoria: Cherer Geo C photog 738 Yates
      p. 1689: Victoria: Steffens-Colmer Studio G Cherer mgr photogs 1214 Govt

    20. [S771] SUN37, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1937), 1498.
      Victoria: Cherer Geo C photog 738 Yates

    21. [S772] SUN38, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1938), 1550.
      Vancouver: Cherer Geo C photog 1110 Broad r 1536 Belcher

    22. [S773] SUN39, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1939), 1530.
      Vancouver: Cherer Geo C photog 1110 Broad r 1536 Belcher

    23. [S774] SUN40, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1940), 1750.
      Victoria: Cherer Geo C photog 202, 715 Fort

    24. [S775] SUN41, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1941), 1751.
      Victoria: Cherer Geo C photog 203, 723 Fort r same

    25. [S776] SUN42, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1942), 1752.
      Victoria: Cherer Geo C photog 304, 723 Fort

    26. [S777] SUN43, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1943), 1903.
      Victoria: Cherer Geo C photog 914 Govt

    27. [S778] SUN44, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1944), 1896.
      Victoria: Cherer Geo V [sic] (Vera) photog 914 Govt r 4, 2664 Blanshard

    28. [S779] SUN45, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1945), 1898.
      Victoria: Cherer Geo C (Vera) photog 914 Govt r 4, 2664 Blanshard

    29. [S714] SUN46, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1946), 2029.
      Victoria: Cherer Geo C (Vera) photog 914 Govt r 2664 Blanshard

    30. [S715] SUN47, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1947), 2023.
      Victoria: Cherer Geo C (Vera) photog 914 Govt r 4, 2664 Blanshard

    31. [S780] SUN48, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1948).
      Victoria: Cherer Geo C (Vera) photog 914 Govt r 2664 Blanshard

    32. [S811] BCVAN49, (Vancouver: B.C. Directories, [1949?]).
      Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster: not listed

    33. [S991] SUNVIC49, (Vancouver, BC: Sun Directories, 1949).
      Victoria: not listed

    34. [S808] BCVAN50, (Vancouver : B.C. Directories, 1950), 129.
      Vancouver: Cherer G C r 823? Broughton

    35. [S992] BCVIC50, (Vancouver, BC: B.C. Directories, 1950).
      Victoria: not listed

    36. [S1003] BCVIC51, (Vancouver, BC: B.C. Directories, 1951), 102.
      Victoria: Cherer Geo C (Vera I) prop Vibraphone Agcy h 1000 McKenzie Av

    37. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Registration no. 1976-09-007280 (microfilm B13351); digital facsimile URL (accessed 7 Feb 2021): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/a8912ef2-b1f3-4faa-9031-c59348079356

    38. [S670] BVIPA marriage registration.
      Registration no. 1943-09-552868; digital facsimile URL (accessed 7 Feb 2021): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/6e6557c6-dba9-4d00-8ca8-2dd230ed8152

    39. [S935] Times-Colonist, 54 , 1 May 1976.
      Obit.; no biographical details about his life