Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Caple, Norman[1]

Male 1866 - 1911  (45 years)


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  • Name Caple, Norman 
    Born 1866  Bristol, Eng., UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year Mar 1900-1900s  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    546 Granville St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1892-1893  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    302 Cordova St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1893  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    807 Homer St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1894  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    805 Homer St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1894-Mar 1896  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    329 Hastings St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1895-1896  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    828 Hamilton St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1897  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    539 Howe St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year Mar 1896-Mar 1900  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    517 Hastings St.
    Ogle Block
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1898-1900s  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    1025 Nelson St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Buried 1911  Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 13 May 1911  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Association Trueman and Caple (Relationship: Partner) 
    Association N. Caple and Company (Relationship: Owner) 
    Person ID I292  Camera Workers | C, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 12 Feb 2017 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Caple is supposed to have arrived in Canada in 1888 where he met R.H. Trueman through relatives or friends. The two men formed a partnership and had set up headquarters in Vancouver by 1890. After Trueman and Caple had been dissolved towards the end of 1893, both men continued in the photographic business as N. Caple and Company and R.H. Trueman and Company. Caple seems to have given up advertising himself as a photographer by 1897.

      He resumed marketing photographs, either his own or those he purchased or contracted out, under his own name and that of Norman Caple and Company in the early 1900s.

      Married in England in 1892 to Florence Kate Le Grix Akerman (1867-1950), the couple had four sons. He was an active YMCA member and frequently gave lantern slide entertainments there and elsewhere in the early 1890s. Coincidentally, both Trueman and Caple died the same year. Norman and Florence Caple are buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver.

      Among the kinds of photographs he produced were postcards.
    • IDENTIFYING MARKS: "N. Caple & Co., Photo., Vancouver, B.C." on negative; many negatives numbered and captioned from Caple's partnership in Trueman and Caple.
    • REFERENCES: BVIPA GR-1415, probate file no. 1913; WIL92; WIL93; WIL94; WIL95; HOD96; Voters List, 1900 (Vancouver); Kenneth Caple (interview, BVIPA TAPE 3939:1); World, 1892 06 13/1 (marriage); Province, 1950 09 05 (Florence Caple obit.).

  • Sources 
    1. [S45] COLLECTION: BVAA.
      Glass negatives and prints

    2. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Registration no. 1911-09-130365 (microfilm reel B13098)