- STATUS: Commercial.
- BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Established in New Westminster in Nov 1868, he opened a branch studio at Moodyville the following March. He left photography in the early 1870s to do business as a cabinet and furniture maker in New Westminster. He operated the Brighton Hotel at Hastings on Burrard Inlet in 1882.
One of his photographs of ships at Moodyville was published as an engraving in the Canadian Illustrated News of 1 Jun 1872. His daughter, A.L. Withrow (b. 1866), an artist in Victoria, married W.H. Ellis, general manager of the Colonist in 1887.
Withrow took portraits in the carte-de-visite format as well as landscape views, and was a friend of F.G. Claudet.
A year before his death Withrow worked at the Provincial Museum as a curator or caretaker.
- IDENTIFYING MARKS: "D. Withrow, New Westminster And Burrard Inlet" on verso of cartes-de-visite two different designs and type styles used.
- REFERENCES: MAL68; MAL69; MAL71; MAL82; Frederick G. Claudet diary, 1904 09 19 (BVIPA A/E/C57/C571.1); Columbian, 1868 11 21/2, 1869 03 20/4; Colonist, 1887 08 10/4, 1905 06 14/5 (obit.); Times, 1905 06 13/8 (obit.).