Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Wand, Cecil Bow[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, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41]

Male 1900 - 1958  (57 years)


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  • Name Wand, Cecil Bow 
    • VARIANT NAME: Wand, Cecil Bob.
    Born 16 Nov 1900  Canton, China Find all individuals with events at this location  [42
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year 1920-1921  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    424 Main St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1921-1922  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    424 Main St.
    Western Studio
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1926  Kwon Thung (Guang Dong) Province, China Find all individuals with events at this location  [43
    Marriage 25 Jun 1932  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [44
    Bride: Yook May 
    • He self-identified and signed himself on his marriage registration record as Cecil Bob Wand; occupation, photographer. Their marriage ended in divorce on 19 November 1937 in Vancouver.
    Business Address/Year 1923-1933  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    424 Main St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1934  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    531 Main St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1937-1941  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    8 Hastings St.
    Wand's Photo Studio
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1936-1950  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    8 East Hastings St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1945-1950  North Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Branch studio; continued past 1950 
    Address:
    545 Lonsdale
    North Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Marriage ? Find all individuals with events at this location  [42
    Bride: Noreen Lum 
    Ethnicity Chinese 
    Died 2 Jan 1958  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [42
    • He is named on the death registration record as Cecil Bow Wand.
    Buried 4 Jan 1958  Forest Lawn Cemetery, Burnaby, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [42
    Association Western Studio [Vancouver] (Relationship: Proprietor) 
    Association Wand's Photo Studio (Relationship: Proprietor) 
    Person ID I1865  Camera Workers | W, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2021 

  • Photos
    Wand Studio, 424 Main Street, Vancouver, 1927.
    Wand Studio, 424 Main Street, Vancouver, 1927.
    Detail of a photo by Leonard Frank. City of Vancouver Archives Item: CVA 1477-44 - [Mayor L.D. Taylor with members of the [C.N.O.S.] First National Band, Vancouver].

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: First listed in the 1920 Vancouver business directory, he later operated the Western Studio and also operated as Wand's Photo Studio. He also travelled to China and photographed there in the mid-1920s. In 1946 he bought two plots of real property in the city of Vancouver through a tax sale under the name Cecil Bow Wand.
      His death registration record indicates he last worked as a photographer on 24 December 1957 and had spent 35 years in the occupation.
    • IDENTIFYING MARKS: Print surface may be titled, dated and captioned in Chinese and/or English: "C.B.Wand, Photographer, Vancouver, B.C. 1926". [43]
    • FORMATS: Postcards.

  • Sources 
    1. [S45] COLLECTION: BVAA.
      Prints

    2. [S138] COLLECTION: BVAUS.
      Print

    3. [S134] COLLECTION: BVA.
      Prints

    4. [S752] HENVAN19, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1919).
      Vancouver and Chinese and Japanese Firms: not listed

    5. [S738] WRI19, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1919).
      Vancouver: not listed

    6. [S753] HENVAN20, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1920), 1008.
      Vancouver: Wand C B photogr 424 Main h same

    7. [S739] WRI20, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1920).
      Vancouver: not listed

    8. [S806] HENVIC21, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1921), 1112.
      Vancouver: Wand C B photogr 424 Main r 349 E Georgia

    9. [S741] WRI21, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1921), 1000.
      Vancouver: Wand C B prop Western Studio 424 Main

    10. [S755] HENVAN22, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1922), 1250.
      Chinese and Japenese: Wand C B photogr 424 Main r 291 E Georgia

    11. [S742] WRI22, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1922), 1026.
      Vancouver: Wand C B prop Western Studio 424 Main

    12. [S756] HENVAN23, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1923), 1372.
      Vancouver: Chinese and Japanese Names

    13. [S809] WRI23, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1923), 1549.
      Vancouver: Wand Cecil B photog 424 Main

    14. [S757] WRI24, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1924), 1123.
      Vancouver: Wand Cecil B photo 424 Main

    15. [S758] WRI25, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1925), 1202.
      Vancouver: Wand Cecil B photog 424 Main

    16. [S759] WRI26, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1926), 1304.
      Vancouver: Wand Cecil B photogr 424 Main

    17. [S760] WRI27, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1927), 1362.
      Vancouver: Wand Cecil B photog 424 Main

    18. [S761] WRI28, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1928), 1514.
      Vancouver: Wand Cecil B photog 424 Main

    19. [S762] WRI29, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1929), 1384.
      Vancouver: Wand Cecil B photog 424 Main

    20. [S763] WRI30, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1930), 1409.
      Vancouver: Wand Cecil B photog 424 Main

    21. [S764] WRI31, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1931), 1385.
      Vancouver: Wand Cecil B photog 424 Main r 522 Richards

    22. [S765] WRI32, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1932), 1362.
      Vancouver: Wand Cecil B photog 424 Main r 522 Richards

    23. [S766] WRIVAN33, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1933), 844.
      Vancouver: Wand Cecil B photog 424 Main

    24. [S768] SUN34, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1934), 1645.
      Vancouver: Wand C B photog 531 Main

    25. [S769] SUN35, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1935).
      Vancouver and Classified Business Directory: not listed

    26. [S770] SUN36, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1936), 1193.
      Vancouver: Wand Cecil B photog 8 E Hastings

    27. [S771] SUN37, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1937), 1167.
      Vancouver: Wand Cecil B prop Wand's Photo Studio r 8 E Hastings

    28. [S772] SUN38, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1938), 1262.
      Vancouver: Wand Cecil B prop Wand's Photo Studio h 8 E Hastings

    29. [S773] SUN39, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1939), 1074.
      Vancouver: Wand Cecil B prop Wands Photo Studio h 8 E Hastings

    30. [S774] SUN40, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1940), 1086.
      Vancouver: Wand Cecil B prop Wand's Photo Studio h 8 E Hastings

    31. [S775] SUN41, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1941), 1102.
      Vancouver: Wand Cecil B prop Wand's Photo Studio h 8 E Hastings

    32. [S776] SUN42, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1942), 1137.
      Vancouver: Wand Cecil B photog 8 E Hastings

    33. [S777] SUN43, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1943), 1190.
      Vancouver: Wand Cecil B photog 8 E Hastings

    34. [S778] SUN44, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1944), 1121.
      Vancouver: Wand Cecil B photog 8 E Hast

    35. [S779] SUN45, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1945), 1132.
      Vancouver: Wand Cecil B photog 8 E Hast

    36. [S714] SUN46, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1946), 1249.
      Vancouver: Wand Cecil B photog 8 E Hast r 530 Heatley

    37. [S715] SUN47, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1947), 1075.
      Vancouver: Wand Cecil B photog 8 E Hast & 545 Lonsdale N Van r 530 Heatley

    38. [S780] SUN48, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1948).
      Vancouver: Wand Cecil B photog 8 E Hast r 530 Heatley

    39. [S811] BCVAN49, (Vancouver: B.C. Directories, [1949?]), 586.
      Vancouver: Wand Cecil B photog 8 E Hast & 545 Lonsdale N Van r 530 Heatley

    40. [S808] BCVAN50, (Vancouver : B.C. Directories, 1950), 587.
      Vancouver: Wand Cecil B (Norren) photog 8 E Hast and 545 Lonsdale N Van h 2105 William

    41. [S1025] BCVAN51, (Vancouver, BC: B.C. Directories, 1951).
      Vancouver: Wand Cecil B (Norren) photog 8 E Hast and 545 Lonsdale N Van h 2105 William

    42. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Registration no. 1958-09-001138 (microfilm B13235); digital facsimile URL (accessed 17 Feb 2021): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/4e6bae96-afc3-43c1-9489-bc6e9a526cab

    43. [S709] BVAA archival records.
      Yip family and Yip Sang Ltd. fonds: Photographs:
      Item: CVA 689-125 - [Opening of Taishan (Hoi Sun) District High School, Kwon Thung (Guang Dong) Province, China - group photograph]

    44. [S670] BVIPA marriage registration.
      Registration no. 1932-09-402270 (microfilm B13763); digital facsimile URL (accessed 17 Feb 2021):