Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Bush, Henry

Male 1830? or 1834? -


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  • Name Bush, Henry 
    • VARIANT NAME: Busch, Heinrich.
    Born 1830? or 1834?  Hanover, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1850s  San Francisco, CA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1840s  Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) Sep 1862  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died San Francisco, CA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Place of death uncertain.
    Person ID I477  Camera Workers | B, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 3 Mar 2017 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial (visit).
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to photohistorian Peter Palmquist, he left Germany in the late 1840s where he had been a photographer and eventually settled in gold rush San Francisco as a daguerreotypist in the late 1850s. He remained in photography until 1872. His visit to Victoria was for a photograph to be rendered into a painting. Bush's autobiographical book of poetry, The Harp of the Day (1865), has him travelling to BC to participate in the Cariboo gold rush.
    • REFERENCES: Colonist, 1862 09 03/3; Palmquist (1980 07); Palmquist (1983 04-06):91-5; Palmquist & Kailbourn (2000): 141-142.