Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Fulton, Christopher[1]

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  • Name Fulton, Christopher 
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year 1862  New Westminster, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    06-23 Aug 1862 
    Address:
    Columbia St.
    Columbia Hotel
    New Westminster, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1862  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Oct-Dec 1862 
    Address:
    Government St.
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1862  New Westminster, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    same as business address for New Westminster/1862 & 1863. 
    Address:
    Columbia St.
    Columbia Hotel
    New Westminster, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1863  New Westminster, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    25 Mar-25 Apr 1863 
    Address:
    Columbia St.
    Columbia Hotel
    New Westminster, BC
    Canada 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1863  Cariboo district, BC; Camerontown, BC; Richfield, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    returned to coast for the winter 
    Business Address/Year 1865-1866  Camerontown, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    managing billiard and bowling saloon 
    Association Victoria Theatre Photographic Gallery (Relationship: Owner) 
    Association Vaughan and Fulton (Relationship: Partner) 
    Person ID I254  Camera Workers | F, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 15 Jan 2017 

  • Documents
    Christopher Fulton's ad, <i>British Columbian</i> (New Westminster), 1864 01 23.
    Christopher Fulton's ad, British Columbian (New Westminster), 1864 01 23.

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Like many early photographers, Fulton had a checkered career. He operated out of the Columbia Hotel in New Westminster for a brief period in 1862, then was reported to be heading for Douglas, Hope and Yale to give the residents of those towns an opportunity to have their portraits taken. He relocated to Victoria in Oct 1862 and was in partnership with J.W. Vaughan of the Victoria Theatre Photographic Gallery.

      Following the dissolution of that partnership he returned to New Westminster in Apr 1863, made his way to the gold creeks of the Cariboo and was taking photos at Camerontown and Richfield by that Aug. He evidently returned to New Westminster for the winter and ran an ad the following Jan for the sale of his equipment. He went back to Camerontown and was managing a billiard and bowling saloon there in 1865-1866.
    • REFERENCES: Columbian, 1862 08 20/3 (ad), 1862 08 23/3, 1863 04 25/3, 1864 01 23/2 (ad for sale of equipment; Colonist, 1862 10 30/2 (Vaughan & Fulton ad), 1862 12 19/1 (Vaughan & Fulton dissolution), 1863 08 19/3 (photographing in Richfield).

  • Sources 
    1. [S46] COLLECTION: BVIPA.