Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Brown, George Hay

Male


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  • Name Brown, George Hay 
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year 1864-1865?  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Government St., W. side near View St.
    Victoria Theatre Photographic Gallery
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) ca. 1863  New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    New York, NY
    USA 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) ca. 1863  Washington, DC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Washington, DC
    USA 
    Business Address/Year 1863-1864  New Orleans, LA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    93 Camp St.
    New Orleans, LA
    USA 
    Association Vaughan, John William (Relationship: Employee) 
    Association Victoria Theatre Photographic Gallery (Relationship: Employee) 
    Person ID I467  Camera Workers | B, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 1 Mar 2017 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: While a G.H. Brown worked as a daguerreotypist in 1846 in Fredericton, NB, a newspaper article and ad described him as

      Formerly connected with Brady's extensive Photographic Galleries of New York and Washington, U.S., and recently from New Orleans, La.

      Brown's work in New Orleans, according to photo-historian Mike Tucker, was with Edward Jacobs and Walter Ogilvie. Their partnership ran a studio called the National Art Union Photograph Gallery beginning in late Oct 1863 and presumably lasting through the winter at 93 Camp St. Brown probably left Victoria when Vaughan advertised the Victoria Theatre Photographic Gallery for sale in Jan 1865.
    • REFERENCES: Colonist, 1864 09 07/2 (ad) and 3 (article); Evening Express, 1864 09 07/2 (ad); Letter, M. Tucker to Mattison, 1981 10 12; Harper (1955); Smith (1982):122; Palmquist & Kailbourn (2000); Palmquist & Kailbourn (2005).