Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Chambers, Arthur Hyde[1, 2, 3]

Male 1852 - 1935  (82 years)


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  • Name Chambers, Arthur Hyde 
    Born 25 Nov 1852  Dulwich, Eng., UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Birth date and place from City of Victoria Archives Private Records no. PR 12 description.
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year 1892  Northfield, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Northfield, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1895  Nanoose Bay, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Nanoose Bay, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1899  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Clarke St.
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year Nov 1899  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Address:
    117 View St.
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1899-1900  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    59 1/2 Government St.
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1900  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    31 View St.
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1902  Nanaimo, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Nanaimo, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1902-1903  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    436 Sixth Ave. E.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1904-1905  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    May be his residence 
    Address:
    129 9th Ave. W.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1906-1910  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    623 10th Ave. E.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1911-1913  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nurse 
    Address:
    623 10th Ave. E.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1914-1915  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    No occupation listed 
    Address:
    623 10th Ave. E.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1916-1917  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nurse 
    Address:
    623 10th Ave. E.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Buried 1935  Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 20 Jul 1935  West Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Association Brooks, Edward Coley (Relationship: Purchased business from) 
    Person ID I300  Camera Workers | C, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2017 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsHome Address/Year - Address:
    436 Sixth Ave. E.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada - 1902-1903 - Vancouver, BC
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    Link to Google MapsHome Address/Year - Address:
    623 10th Ave. E.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada - 1906-1910 - Vancouver, BC
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    Link to Google MapsHome Address/Year - Nurse - 1911-1913 - Vancouver, BC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHome Address/Year - No occupation listed - 1914-1915 - Vancouver, BC Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Chambers might have worked in Barcelona, Spain, as a photographer as early as Jul 1888. According to the City of Victoria Archives Private Records no. PR 12 description, "he also worked as a photographer in Stettin, Poland, Stockhom, Sweden, and St. Remy-de-Provence, France."

      He turned up in Northfield as a "photographic artist" and later at Nanoose Bay in the same occupation. He subsequently moved to Victoria and worked at 59 1/2 Government St. which he apparently sold to a Mr. A. Bloom in May 1900 for $200.

      By 1902 he was in Nanaimo where he signed an agreement with E.C. Brooks to take over Brooks' business. Chambers next showed up in Vancouver and turned to nursing after he had retired from photography. He is buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver.
    • IDENTIFYING MARKS: "A. H. Chambers, Photographer, Nanaimo, B.C." on print mount (BVIPA Visual Records accession no. 198203-015).
    • REFERENCES: BVICA 97001-03 Non-Visual; BVIPA E/D/B791; HEN99; HEN00; HEN02; HEN03; HEN04; HENVAN05; HENVAN07; HENVAN08; HENVAN09; HENVAN10; Voters List, 1900.

  • Sources 
    1. [S139] COLLECTION: BVICA.
      (Private Records no. PR 12)

    2. [S46] COLLECTION: BVIPA.
      (Visual Records accessions 198702-9; 197911-6; 198203-15)

    3. [S34] WIL95, (Victoria, B.C.: Williams' B.C. Directory Co., 1895), 126.
      Chambers, A, photographer

    4. [S339] Voters List, (Victoria, B.C.: Province of British Columbia, 1874-), Ref. NW 324.1 B862., Victoria City, no. 631, 06 Nov 1899.

    5. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Registration no. 1935-09-503717 (microfilm reel B13154)