Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Edwards Brothers[1, 2, 3, 4]



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  • Name Edwards Brothers  
    Gender Unknown 
    Business Address/Year 1891-Mar 1893  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    622 Cordova St.
    next door to Pioneer Art Gallery
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1897-1898  Stikine River Trail, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1897-1898  Chilkoot Pass (Alaska-BC) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1897-1898  Bennett, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1897-1898  Yukon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Business Address/Year Mar 1893-1902  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    534 Cordova St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1903-1911  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    623 Granville St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1880s  Waterloo, ON Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Association Edwards, Edgar Herbert (Relationship: Partner) 
    Association Edwards, George William (Relationship: Partner) 
    Association Vancouver Arts and Crafts Association (Relationship: Member) 
    Association Nickson, Ralph (Relationship: Assistant) 
    Association Smith, M. (Relationship: Employee) 
    Person ID I259  Camera Workers | E, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2017 

  • Documents
    Edward Brothers' ad, <i>World</i> (Vancouver), 1893 03 16.
    Edward Brothers' ad, World (Vancouver), 1893 03 16.

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Studio.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Active as photographers in Waterloo, ON, prior to moving to Vancouver in 1891, the brothers, George William and Edgar Herbert, were very successful as portrait photographers. They also took landscape photos such as a series documenting the damage to the Canadian Pacific Railway line by the Fraser River flood of 1894. George also photographed in the Yukon Territory in 1898 during the Klondike gold rush. Although the firm remained in business until 1920, it was last listed in the 1911 directory as photographers. Between 1911 and 1920 the company concentrated on photographic and motion picture supply sales.
    • IDENTIFYING MARKS: "Edwards Bros. Vancouver, B.C." on print mount or stamped on verso. Prints of the Klondike Gold Rush may be captioned and numbered.
    • REFERENCES: WIL94; WIL95; HEN97; WIL97; WIL99; HEN00; HEN11; Telegram, 1892 01 23/1; News-Advertiser, 1893 03 16/4; Edwards Bros. (1898 08); Howay & Scholefield (1914):v. 3, 397-8; Friesen (1981):85; NWMP Post, Chilkoot Pass Summit, 1898); BVIPA Reference Room VF.

  • Sources 
    1. [S46] COLLECTION: BVIPA.
      Prints

    2. [S45] COLLECTION: BVAA.

    3. [S134] COLLECTION: BVA.
      including Yukon prints

    4. [S976] British Columbia Magazine, (Vancouver : Man-to-Man Co.), Jun 1911.
      classified: PHOTOGRAPHERS