Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Artona Studio[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]



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  • Name Artona Studio  
    • VARIANT NAMES: Artona Studios; 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 1913-1920  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    938 Robson 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) 
    Person ID I610  Camera Workers | A, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 11 May 2017 

  • 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 (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"