Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Artona Studio[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14]



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  • Name Artona Studio  
    • VARIANT NAMES: Artona Studios; Artona Photo Studio; Artona Portrait Studio.
    Gender Unknown 
    Business Address/Year Sep 1908-1913  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    406 Homer St.
    corner Hastings St. (O'Brien Hall)
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1914-1921  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    938 Robson St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1922-1923  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    833 Granville St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1924  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address undetermined, but likely 833 Granville St. 
    Business Address/Year 1925  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    833 Granville St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1948  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    833 Granville St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) Sep 1908-1950  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Association Chapman, James F. (Relationship: Employee) 
    Association Krass, Norman E. (Relationship: Assistant; photographer) 
    Association Devoe, Dona Donelda (Relationship: Assistant; photographer; finisher?) 
    Association Ramsay, Colin C. (Relationship: Photographer) 
    Association MacKenzie, Alexander L. (Relationship: Photographer) 
    Association Dennison, Paul (Relationship: Proprietor; Manager) 
    Association Hay, David Chisholm (Relationship: Photographer) 
    Association Rowe, Percy William (Relationship: Proprietor) 
    Association Nielsen, Herman Bernard (Relationship: Proprietor) 
    Person ID I610  Camera Workers | A, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 14 Feb 2020 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Studio.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: The studio opened in Sep 1908 and was located under the O'Brien Hall at Homer and Hastings streets, with the entrance on Homer. There appear to be no references to the existence of the studio in the city directories between 1908 and 1910. The studio was managed by H.B. Nielsen between 1911-1916, Paul Dennison from 1917-1923, P.W. Rowe in 1925, 1933 and 1943, P.A. Butcher in 1946(?) and F.W. Cartmel from 1948-1950.
    • IDENTIFYING MARKS: "Artona Studio, Hastings & Homer, Vancouver, B.C." on mount.
    • REFERENCES: HEVAN11; HEVAN12; Duns B.C., 1912; D.M. Stewart, 1996.12.15.

  • Sources 
    1. [S45] COLLECTION: BVAA.
      Artona Studios fonds; URL (accessed 29 Aug 2019): http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/artona-studios-fonds

    2. [S627] (Vancouver) World, (Vancouver: World), 16, 31 Aug 1908.
      Notice of opening on 1 Sep 1908.

    3. [S627] (Vancouver) World, (Vancouver: World), 15 Dec 1908.
      Notice of photos as Christmas gifts.

    4. [S795] HENVAN11, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1911), 148.
      Vancouver: "Artona Studio, 406 Homer, Cor. Hastings, Photographers, Copying, Enlarging, Etc., Films Developed and Printed, (See class. Photographers)"

    5. [S797] HENVAN12, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1912), 535.
      Vancouver: "Artona Studio Herman B Neilsen prop 406 Homer"

    6. [S747] HENVAN14, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1914), 619.
      Vancouver: Artona Studio Herman B Neilsen prop 938 Robson

    7. [S741] WRI21, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1921), 711.
      Vancouver: Artona Photo Studio Paul Denison prop 938 Robson

    8. [S754] HENVAN21, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1921).
      Vancouver: not listed but Paul Dennison operating at 938 Robson St.

    9. [S742] WRI22, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1922), 779.
      Vancouver: Artona Studio Paul Denison prop 833 Granville

    10. [S755] HENVAN22, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1922), 459.
      Vancouver: Artona Studio Paul Denison prop photographers 833 Granville

    11. [S809] WRI23, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1923), 893.
      Vancouver: Artona Studio P Denison prop 833 Granville

    12. [S756] HENVAN23, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1923), 528.
      Vancouver: not listed

    13. [S757] WRI24, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1924).
      Vancouver: not listed, but p. 1048: Rowe Percy W prop Artona Studioh 2225 Cambridge

    14. [S758] WRI25, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1925), 613.
      Vancouver: Artona Studio (F W Rowe) photog 833 Granville