Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Trueman and Caple[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9]

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  • Name Trueman and Caple  
    Gender Unknown 
    Business Address/Year 1889?-1893  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    302 Cordova St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Association Blackett, Cuthbert (Relationship: Employer) 
    Association Trueman, Richard Henry (Relationship: Partner) 
    Association Caple, Norman (Relationship: Partner) 
    Person ID I44  Camera Workers | T, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 7 Oct 2021 

  • Photos
    Trueman and Caple portrait of Norman Caple, ca. 1890.
    Trueman and Caple portrait of Norman Caple, ca. 1890.
    City of Vancouver Archives reference code AM1376-: CVA 159-2

    Trueman and Caple's logo from the verso of a landscape photograph.
    Trueman and Caple's logo from the verso of a landscape photograph.
    The photograph depicts the yacht "Syren" under sail with the Evans, Coleman and Evans dock and building in the background. Image courtesy of City of Vancouver Archives, Add. MSS. 54, Major Matthews collection, Collected photographs, Bo P152 (Bo N52).

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Studio.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: This was the partnership of R.H. Trueman and N. Caple. Their catalogue, published about 1891, listed views numbered from 500 to 985 in three sizes: 8 x 10 in., 5 x 8 in., and 4 x 6 in. (cabinet portrait size).
    • IDENTIFYING MARKS: label on verso of print "Trueman & Caple, Photographers, Views on C.P.R. From Atlantic to Pacific, Great Variety of Indian Scenes..." or "Trueman & Caple, Photographers, Vancouver, B.C." stamped in purple ink on verso of print mount or print surface numbered, captioned and marked "Trueman & Caple, Photo, Vancouver." Some prints are numbered and captioned or only captioned. Bottom of print mount may be captioned "Trueman & Caple Photographs S.W. Cor. Cordova and Cambie Streets Vancouver, B.C." [10]

  • Sources 
    1. [S45] COLLECTION: BVAA.
      Glass negatives and prints


    3. [S152] COLLECTION: OOA.

    4. [S154] COLLECTION: OONG.

    5. [S48] COLLECTION: ACG.

    6. [S134] COLLECTION: BVA.
      Glass negatives? and prints

    7. [S30] WIL92, (Victoria, B.C.: R.T. Williams, 1892).

    8. [S33] WIL94, Williams' B.C. Directory Co., comp., (Victoria, B.C.: Williams' B.C. Directory Co., 1894).

    9. [S568] Trueman & Caple (1891?), Trueman & Caple, photographers, (Vancouver: Trythall, City Printing Works, 1891?) (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S657]
      Digital facsimile URL (accessed 30 Aug 2019):