Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Allison[1, 2, 3]


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  • Name Allison  
    Gender Male 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1925  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I585  Camera Workers | A, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 29 Mar 2017 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Cinematographer (commercial).
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: This cinematographer filmed the 12 Oct 1925 unveiling of the United States President Warren G. Harding Memorial in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC. Designed by Vancouver sculptor Charles Marega, the memorial commemorated a 1923 visit to Vancouver by President Harding, the first visit by a U.S. President to Canada.

      The UK British Universities Film and Video Council (BUFVC) in its News on Screen database indicates this piece of film "appears to be an International Newsreel production, a Universal newsreel produced by the Hearst organisation. Issue and item number unknown. Taken to be unreleased."

  • Sources 
    1. [S222] Browne (1979), Browne, Colin, (Victoria: British Columbia Provincial Museum, 1979), 179.
      Entry no. 440, "International Peace Memorial to Late President Harding Unveiled in Canada with Impressive Ceremonies, Vancouver, British Columbia."
      The production company was Gaumont Graphic and the 35mm, b&w, silent footage, only 41 feet long, was preserved as of 1979 by Visnews. According to the UK BUFVC Web site, Reuters "bought control of Visnews in 1992. In 1993 Visnews changed its name to Reuters Television." The Gaumont Graphic series is owned as of 2016 by ITN Source (London, Eng., UK). The BUFVC is digitizing the entire Gaumont Graphic newsreel library for the use of UK higher education ( Searches of British Gaumont Graphic newsreels are available through the BUFVC's News Onscreen (

    2. [S881] News on Screen (Web site), British Universiteis Film and Video Council, (British Universiteis Film and Video Council) (Reliability: 3).
      "Peace Memorial", Gaumont Graphic, 12 Oct 1925. (accessed 3 Jan 2017)

    3. [S979] ITN Source (Web site).
      "Peace memorial to Harding unveiled in Canada". URL (accessed 22 Mar 2017):