Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Wadds, George Thomas[1, 2, 3]

Male 1874 - 1962  (88 years)


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  • Name Wadds, George Thomas 
    Born 14 Jan 1873 or 1874  County Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year Apr 1896-1897, 1899-1900+  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    45 Cordova St.
    Sullivan Block
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1894-1895  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Hamilton St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year Nov 1892-Apr 1896  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    518 Cordova St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1896-1897  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    538 Homer St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1898  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    68 Cordova St.
    Sullivan Block, room 5
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1899  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    68 Cordova St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1899  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    630 Richards St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1900  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    660 Granville St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Marriage 27 Feb 1901  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Bride: Stella Louise Eldrige 
    Died 12 Jun 1962  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Association Wadds Brothers (Relationship: Partner) 
    Association Wadds, David (Relationship: Brother) 
    Association Vancouver Arts and Crafts Association (Relationship: Member) 
    Association George T. Wadds Studio (Relationship: Owner) 
    Association Photographers' Association of the Pacific Northwest (Relationship: Member; President) 
    Association Wadds Brothers (Relationship: Partner) 
    Association Chapman, George (Relationship: Employee) 
    Person ID I367  Camera Workers | W, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 10 Jan 2017 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBusiness Address/Year - Address:
    45 Cordova St.
    Sullivan Block
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada - Apr 1896-1897, 1899-1900+ - Vancouver, BC
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHome Address/Year - Address:
    Hamilton St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada - 1894-1895 - Vancouver, BC
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness Address/Year - Address:
    518 Cordova St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada - Nov 1892-Apr 1896 - Vancouver, BC
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHome Address/Year - Address:
    538 Homer St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada - 1896-1897 - Vancouver, BC
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness Address/Year - Address:
    68 Cordova St.
    Sullivan Block, room 5
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada - 1898 - Vancouver, BC
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHome Address/Year - Address:
    68 Cordova St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada - 1899 - Vancouver, BC
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHome Address/Year - Address:
    630 Richards St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada - 1899 - Vancouver, BC
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHome Address/Year - Address:
    660 Granville St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada - 1900 - Vancouver, BC
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - Bride: Stella Louise Eldrige - 27 Feb 1901 - Vancouver, BC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Jun 1962 - Vancouver, BC Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He emigrated with his brother David to Toronto in 1882 and studied photography under H.E. Simpson. The Toronto city directories between 1889-1892 listed him as a photo-printer (1889 Simpson Bros., photographers), retoucher (1890 H. E. Simpson, photographers) and photographer (1892 H. E. Simpson). David appears to have arrived in Vancouver first, but by Nov 1892 the studio he had purchased was being called the Wadds Brothers.

      After David left for Nelson in 1897, G.T. continued to operate under the Wadds Brothers name until 1912 when the studio was destroyed by fire. He reopened under the name George T. Wadds Studio. He was married to Stella Louise Eldridge of Vancouver in Nov 1901. He was primarily a portrait photographer.

      In 1910 he was vice-president, possibly representing British Columbia, of the Photographers' Association of the Pacific Northwest.
    • REFERENCES: WIL93; WIL94; WIL95; HOD96; HEN97; WIL97; HEN99; WIL99; HEN99; HEN00; World, 1892 11 26/1; Who's Who in Western Canada (1911); Howay & Scholefield (1914):v.3, 907 (birthdate: 1873); Letter, Toronto City Archives to Mattison, 1979 05 08.

  • Sources 
    1. [S134] COLLECTION: BVA.

    2. [S45] COLLECTION: BVAA.

    3. [S46] COLLECTION: BVIPA.

    4. [S652] BVIPA death registration.
      Date of Birth: January 14th 1873
      Registration no. 1962-09-007762; digital facsimile URL (accessed 9 Jan 2017): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/b19db8e2-1891-4e3f-b512-e8885beef4bf

    5. [S670] BVIPA marriage registration.
      Registration no. 1901-09-047730 (microfilm reel B11372); digital facsimile URL (accessed 9 Jan 2017): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/f9d6dcf9-3c03-40b0-9792-73309ded0f88