Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Mortimer-Lamb, Harold[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7]

Male 1871 - 1970  (99 years)


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  • Name Mortimer-Lamb, Harold 
    • VARIANT NAME: Lamb, Harold Mortimer.
    Born 21 May 1871  Leatherhead, Surrey, Eng., UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    • Birth date is from FindAGrave.com
    • Birthplace is from his 1942 marriage registration record and from FindAGrave.com.
    Gender Male 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1920?-1940s  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage 24 Jun 1896  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Bride: Katherine Mary Lindsay 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1889-1905  BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1905-1920  Montreal, PQ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage 4 May 1942  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Bride: Vera Olivia Weatherbie 
    • According to their marriage registration record, he was a widower. He was 69, and his bride, an artist (portrait painter), was 34.
    Died 25 Oct 1970  Burnaby, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Association Vanderpant Galleries (Relationship: Partner; Co-proprietor) 
    Person ID I2064  Camera Workers | M, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 28 May 2021 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Amateur; Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A mining engineer and journalist who promoted pictorial photography during his first residency in BC, he was further influenced during his years in Montreal by photographic innovators there. He retired from the Canadian Mining Institute in 1919 and relocated to Vancouver where he continued to pursue his photographic and journalistic interests, including a brief partnership with John Vanderpant of Vanderpant Galleries in 1926. He was made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society in 1938. By the late 1940s he had turned from photography to painting.
      According to information on the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria page about him, his daughter corrected the spelling of his name to Harold Mortimer Lamb, making his surname Lamb. This is contradicted, however, by one of his marriage registration records in which is name is typed as Mortimer-Lamb, Harold, as well as many other earlier references to his name being spelled Mortimer-Lamb.

  • Sources 
    1. [S46] COLLECTION: BVIPA.
      Harold Lamb fonds (PR-0621); includes MS-2834; URL (accessed 27 May 2021): https://search-bcarchives.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/harold-lamb-fonds
      Harold Mortimer Lamb papers (MS-2834); URL (accessed 27 May 2021): https://search-bcarchives.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/harold-mortimer-lamb-papers

    2. [S152] COLLECTION: OOA.
      Harold Mortimer-Lamb fonds (three prints); URL (accessed 27 May 2021): https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/CollectionSearch/Pages/record.aspx?app=FonAndCol&IdNumber=210703

    3. [S154] COLLECTION: OONG.
      Prints

    4. [S162] COLLECTION: RPS.
      Prints

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

    6. [S624] Isler-de Jongh (1996), Ariane Isler-de Jongh, (History of Photography 20, no. 2 (Summer 1996):157-159).

    7. [S1134] Amos (2013), Robert Amos, (Victoria: TouchWood Editions, 2012), ND249 M627A46 2013.

    8. [S670] BVIPA marriage registration.
      Registration no. 1942-09-530639; digital facsimile URL (accessed 27 May 2021): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/7a9c9aa4-c561-4023-8dd7-1d1c5a07cdb1

    9. [S832] Find a Grave (Web site).
      Harold Mortimer Lamb
      URL (accessed 27 May 2021): https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/222593328/harold-mortimer-lamb

    10. [S670] BVIPA marriage registration.
      Registration no. 1896-09-045574 (microfilm B11372)

    11. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Registration no. 1970-09-014478 (microfilm B13306)