Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Moore, William Fawcett[1, 2, 3]


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  • Name Moore, William Fawcett 
    • VARIANT NAME: Moore, F.
    Gender Male 
    Home Address/Year 1912  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1240 Howe St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1912-1913  BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2105  Camera Workers | M, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 15 Jun 2021 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to a letter he wrote to Premier Sir Richard McBride dated 19 Aug 1912, he worked in British Columbia on contract with "Messrs Sells of London, England," who had hired him to photograph for their book British Columbia, Its History, People, Commerce, Industries and Resources. He appears to have arrived in the spring of 1912 and at the time he wrote to McBride, he said his work was finished and that he was hoping to find employment with the government as a photographer. Enclosed with his letter were four sample photographs (Joe Place's ranch, Dog Creek Interior of a Kelowna fruit cannery Bedroom in the King Edward Hotel, Victoria and a Walhachin four-year-old orchard). The Premier's secretary wrote back that there were no openings for a photographer. Moore appears to have settled in Vancouver as he was later registered as a provincial voter.
    • IDENTIFYING MARKS: Signed on verso of BVIPA prints "Photo by F Moore 1240 Howe Str Vancouver."

  • Sources 
      Prints HP075666/D-09138, interior of fruit cannery; HP075672/D-09144, bedroom in the King Edward Hotel; HP075671/D-09143, Walhachin orchard; HP075670?/D-09142, Joe Place's ranch

    2. [S339] Voters List, (Victoria, B.C.: Province of British Columbia, 1874-), 1913, Ref. NW 324.1 B862.

    3. [S666] BVIPA archival records.
      Textual Records GR-0441, box 135, folder 4 (W.F. Moore to Premier McBride, 22 Aug 1912)