Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Henderson, Alexander[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9]

Male 1831 - 1913  (82 years)


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  • Name Henderson, Alexander 
    Born 1831  Press Castle, near Edinburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1885  BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Home Address/Year Oct 1892  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Address:
    Oriental Hotel
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1880s?-1913  Montreal, PQ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) Jun 1892?  Vernon, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Died 04 Apr 1913  Montreal, PQ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I195  Camera Workers | H, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 9 Feb 2017 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Institutional (visit).
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Commissioned by the Canadian Pacific Railway to photograph its engineering accomplishments, Henderson's background was that of an accomplished artistic landscape photographer. Henderson was appointed official CPR photograph in the company?s publicity department in 1892, a position he held until the late 1890s. He was probably the "C.P.R. official photographer" mentioned in the Vernon News who visited that town in Jun 1892. On his visit to Vancouver in Oct 1892 the World noted that

      The funny car with the three dark windows that has been in Vancouver for the past ten days, made part of today's Atlantic express. This is the travelling home and workshop of Mr. Henderson, photographer for the C.P.R., who has been taking a number of views in Vancouver and vicinity, which will be used by the company in making the place known abroad.
    • IDENTIFYING MARKS: many prints captioned and marked "Henderson." Some print mounts "A. Henderson. Photo: Montreal." Some prints marked "H" and numbered.

  • Sources 
    1. [S160] COLLECTION: QMMMCMN.

    2. [S627] (Vancouver) World, (Vancouver: World), 8, 5 Oct 1892.

    3. [S627] (Vancouver) World, (Vancouver: World), 7 and 8, 6 Oct 1892.

    4. [S566] Triggs (1977-78), Stanley G. Triggs, (Archivaria no. 5 (Winter 1977-78):45-59).

    5. [S323] Reid (1979), Dennis Reid, (Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada National Museums of Canada, 1979).

    6. [S380] Koltun (1984), Lilly Koltun, ed., (Markham, Ont.: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 1984).

    7. [S311] Guay (1987), Louise Guay, (Archivist 14, no. 5 (Sept.-Oct. 1987):6-7).

    8. [S312] Guay (1989), Louise Guay, (History of Photography 13, no. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1989):79-94).

    9. [S692] Correspondence, David Mattison.
      Letter, Vernon Museum & Archives to Mattison, 1981 11 06