|Name||Craigg, J. Augustus|
|Home Address/Year||1869||Victoria, BC|
|Business Address/Year||Jun 1869-Apr 1872||Victoria, BC|
Government St. (W. side near View St.)
Craigg's Photographic Gallery
|Association||Victoria Theatre Photographic Gallery (Relationship: Owner)|
|Association||Craigg's Photographic Gallery (Relationship: Proprietor)|
|Person ID||I379||Camera Workers | C, vol. 1, 1858-1900|
|Last Modified||17 Oct 2021|
|Photos||Victoria Theatre Photographic Gallery, Government Street, Aug 1875, by Charles Horetzky|
Magnification of a photograph taken from the Driard Hotel showing the distinctive facade of the Victoria Theatre Photographic Gallery at the time it was leased to Noah Shakespeare by its owner S.A. Spencer. This photograph appears in multiple copies Horetzky's 1875 Bute Inlet route survey photographs albums and is dated Aug 1875. Image courtesty of BC Archives, Visual Records call number A-03456.
|Documents||J.A. Craigg's letter to the editor, Daily Colonist, 4 Nov 1869, p. 3.|
In this letter to the editor of the Colonist, J.A. Craigg objected to the newspaper's insinuation that a "licentious photograph" had been taken in the Theatre Photographic Gallery. Noah Shakespeare's letter on the subject appeared in the same paper.
|J.A. Craigg imprint from the back of a carte-de-visite portrait, between 1869-1872.|
From verso of BC Archives carte-de-visite in Hunter album no. 3, p. 37.
|J.A. Craigg's ad, Victoria Standard, 14 Jul 1870, p. 4.|
|J.A. Craigg's imprint from the back of a carte-de-visite, ca. 1870|
R.S. Vickers (1917-2008), who owned this carte-de-visite, was the great-grandson of photographer George Robinson, a contemporary of Craigg's and who had also once operated the Theatre Photographic Gallery.
|J.A. Craigg's ad, Daily Colonist, 22 Jun 1869.|
Craigg acquired the Victoria Theatre Photographic Gallery from George Robinson in May or June 1869.
|Victoria Theatre Photographic Gallery ad, First Victoria Directory, Third Issue, and British Columbia Guide (Mallandaine, 1869), p. 75.|
Operated by J.A. Craigg who had acquired it from George Robinson in the spring 1869.
|Craigg's Photographic Gallery ad, Daily Colonist, 12 Apr 1872, p. 2.|
|J.A. Craigg news, Daily Colonist, 13 Aug 1872, p. 3.|
He left for England and then planned on moving to one of the southern United States.
|S.A. Spencer's ad, Daily Colonist, 5 Jun 1872, p. 2.|
Announcing he has purchased Craigg's Photographic Gallery; the ad first appeared in the Daily Colonist on 9 May 1872, p. 2.
|Craigg's Photographic Gallery news, Daily Colonist, 19 Apr 1872, p. 3.|
Reporting that J.A. Craigg has sold his studio to S.A. Spencer.
|Richard Maynard and J.A. Craigg news, Victoria Colonist, 3 May 1872, p. 3.|
About their collaboration in photographing St. Ann's convent.
|"Licentious Photograph" news, Victoria Colonist, 3 Nov 1869, p. 3.|
Both J.A. Craigg and Noah Shakespeare wrote letters to the editor, published on 4 Nov 1869, in which they assumed this news item had been aimed at their studio.
|J.A. Craigg news, Victoria Daily Standard, 9 May 1872, p. 2.|
About the purchase and renovation of Craigg's Photographic Gallery by S.A. Spencer.
|J.A. Craigg's letter to the editor, Victoria Colonist, 2 Apr 1870, p. 2.|
Craigg objected to the racist characterization by the Law Society of the new Attorney General. The Colonist editor thought it more a case of local talent being passed over.