Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Thompson and Bovill



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  • Name Thompson and Bovill  
    Gender Unknown 
    Business Address/Year Oct 1886-?  New Westminster, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Columbia St.
    opposite Colonial Hotel
    New Westminster, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1887-1889?  New Westminster, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Columbia St.
    Hamley Block
    New Westminster, BC
    Canada 
    Association Thompson, Stephen Joseph (Relationship: Partner) 
    Association Bovill, Wheatley (Relationship: Partner) 
    Association Bovill, William (Relationship: Partner) 
    Person ID I41  Camera Workers | T, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 30 Dec 2016 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Studio.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: This was the partnership of S.J. Thompson and one or both of the Bovill brothers. According to the newspaper announcement of the new partnership
      The old photograph parlours on Columbia Street, opposite the Colonial Hotel, have been thoroughly renovated. ... The proprietors are Messrs. Thompson and Bovill. Mr. Thompson is a young gentleman who has recently arrived from the east, where he was the proprietor of a large gallery. ... The firm have imported new instruments, backgrounds, and all the accessories necessary to make first class work. They are prepared to give anyone a perfect facsimile of himself or herself, from miniature up to life size, and to do so at eastern prices, a fact worthy of consideration.
    • IDENTIFYING MARKS: print surface may be numbered (possibly two different series), captioned and marked "Thompson & Bovill Photographers, New Westminster, B.C."
    • REFERENCES: MAL87; WIL89; British Columbian, 1886 10 28/3 ("Our New Art Gallery"); Times, 1888 09 29/1.