Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Barley, Harry C.[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]


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  • Name Barley, Harry C. 
    • VARIANT NAME: Barley, Harrie C.
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year 1901-19--  Whitehorse, YT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Whitehorse, YT
    Business Address/Year 1898-1899  Skagway, AK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Fourth Ave.
    between Broadway & Spring Sts.
    Skagway, AK
    Business Address/Year ca. Jun 1899 06-1901  Skagway, AK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Broadway & Fourth Ave.
    Skagway, AK
    Association Doody, Jeremiah D. (Relationship: Employer) 
    Person ID I359  Camera Workers | B, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 16 Feb 2017 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Official photographer to the White Pass and Yukon Railway (1898-1900) over its 110 mile line from Skagway to Whitehorse, he had an advantage similar to some of his contemporaries a decade earlier whom the Canadian Pacific Railway commissioned to ride the rails and in some cases even outfitted the photographer with a special photographic darkroom car. The Whitehorse branch studio was overseen by Jerry Doody.

      Minter, a WP and YR executive, recounted in his history that Barley was not particularly liked by the construction crews because he took dangerous risks and injured himself at least once by getting too close to a blasting site, promising that he would "stuff the echo" if the contractor put him close enough to the blast (p.223).

      Barley photographed in the Atlin area during the gold rush there in 1899-1900.
    • IDENTIFYING MARKS: Print surface usually titled, sometimes dated and signed "H.C. Barley [place]" or "H.C. Barley".

  • Sources 

    2. [S174] COLLECTION: YWA.

    3. [S616] Minter (1987), Roy Minter, (Toronto, ON: McClelland & Stewart, 1987).

    4. [S301] Grainger (1992), John H. Grainger, (Ketchikan, AK: Tongass Publishing Co., 1992).

    5. [S268] Dobrowolsky and Ingram (1994), Helene Dobrowolsky and Rob Ingram, (Whitehorse, Yukon: Lost Moose Publishing, 1994).

    6. [S637] Grainger Yukon Postcard Checklist, John H. Grainger, (n.d.).