Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Savannah, John[1, 2]

Male 1868 - 1925  (56 years)


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  • Name Savannah, John 
    • VARIANT NAME: Savannah, Jack; Savannah, Jacob. [3, 4]
    Born 25 Jun 1868  San Francisco, CA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year Feb? 1892-1903+  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    28 Fort St.
    Five Sisters Block
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1889  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Address:
    105 Quadra St.
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1891  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    56 Fort St.
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1889-Feb? 1892  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Address:
    56 Fort St.
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1892  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Poodle Dog (rooming house?)
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1897-1901  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    139 Fort St.
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Died 28 Apr 1925  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Association Savannah, Benjamin (Relationship: Employee) 
    Association Hastings, Oregon Columbus (Relationship: Successor) 
    Association Savannah and Company (Relationship: Owner) 
    Association Stewart (Relationship: Printer) 
    Association Merrill, Joseph (Relationship: Employee) 
    Association Davis, S. (Relationship: Artist (retoucher?)) 
    Association Hastings Studio (Relationship: Manager) 
    Association Howell, Kathleen Gertrude (Lena) (Relationship: Employee) 
    Person ID I47  Camera Workers | S, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2017 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: His studio, Savannah's, was among the most fashionable in Victoria. In his first year of business he called himself "successor to O.C. Hastings". Primarily a portrait photographer, his work increased in importance after 1900.

      His widow Maude Savannah took over the business briefly following his death and then his son, E.J. Savannah, operated the business as Savannah Studio.
    • IDENTIFYING MARKS: "Savannah, Victoria, B.C." usually on front of print mount.
    • REFERENCES: WIL89; HEN90; HEN91; WIL92; WIL93; WIL94; WIL95; HEN97; WIL97; HEN98; HEN99; WIL99; HEN00; HEN03; News-Advertiser, 1892 12 09/1 (reported having taken a photograph of Victoria's outer dock with ships loading and discharging cargo); Colonist, 1894 11 08/_ (marriage), 1978 07 16/14 (magazine section); Castle (1984); BVICA VF.

  • Sources 
    1. [S46] COLLECTION: BVIPA.
      Glass negatives

    2. [S139] COLLECTION: BVICA.

    3. [S647] Census of Canada 1901.
      Savannah Jack
      birth date: 26 Jun 1870
      Province of British Columbia, District no. 4 Victoria, sub-district no. D, Polling sub-division no. 6 in Victoria City, p. 15, line 18.

    4. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      On the registration record for his son Edward Jack Savannah's death, his father's name is given as Jacob Savannah.
      Registration no. 1960-09-012658 (microfilm B13249); digital facsimile URL (accessed 12 Aug 2017): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/a8b02349-f63e-4201-b821-84034a7578e6

    5. [S21] HEN89, Henderson, James, comp., (Victoria, B.C.: Leonard George Henderson, 1889), 504.
      "Savannah John, artist, 105 Quadra"

    6. [S22] WIL89, Draper, Thomas, comp., (Victoria, B.C.: R.T. Williams, 1889), 148.
      "Savannah, J, portrait artist, 56 Fort, res 105 Quadra"