Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Burdon, Lance[1, 2]


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  • Name Burdon, Lance 
    Gender Male 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1900-1901  Atlin-Quesnel section of the Yukon Telegraph Line Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I473  Camera Workers | B, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 3 Mar 2017 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Institutional (visit).
    • SUMMARY: His photographs were compiled into at least two photograph albums illustrating work accomplished on the Atlin-Quesnel section of the Yukon Telegraph line which was built by the federal Department of Public Works for its Dominion Telegraph and Signal Service branch.

      In 1902 a Seattle newspaper published his portrait and noted that "he was official photographer for the Canadian Pacific's construction company." Among the views illustrating an article by George F. Cotterill were railway and telegraph construction scenes.

      Among Burdon's interests was mountain climbing. In 1906 he was listed in the Seattle business directory as staying at mariners' headquarters.
    • IDENTIFYING MARKS: prints captioned and marked "Lance Burdon".
    • REFERENCES: Seattle Mail and Herald, 1902 12 20/50 (via M. Cirelli, 1996 10 30); Richeson (1982):6-15; Letter, David R. Richeson to Mattison, 1985 01 17; Letter, Michael Cirelli to Mattison, 1996 10 30 (1906 Seattle business directory reference).

  • Sources 
    1. [S134] COLLECTION: BVA.