Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Associated Screen News Ltd.[1, 2, 3, 4]

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  • Name Associated Screen News Ltd.  
    Gender Unknown 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1920-1958?  Montreal, PQ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Acquired in 1958 by Du-Art 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1931-1951  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    701 Government Street
    Empress Hotel
    Victoria, BC
    Association Pollard, Arthur Vivian (Relationship: Photographer; Manager) 
    Association Pollard, Harry (Relationship: Photographer; Cinematographer) 
    Person ID I616  Camera Workers | A, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 10 Jan 2020 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Cinematographer (commercial); Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Established in affiliation with the Canadian Pacific Railway Co. Photograph Dept., ASN produced still photographs, newsreels and travelogues featuring the railway and navigation company. In Apr 1935 the company purchased the world-famous Notman photographic business in Montreal along with 400,000 negatives. The Notman photographs were eventually acquired as the core records of the Notman Photographic Archives, McCord Museum of Canadian History. A.V. Pollard was the chief Victoria photographer and manager of the company's studio in the Empress Hotel from the early 1930s to past 1950.
    • REFERENCES: D.M. Stewart, 1996.12.15.

  • Sources 
    1. [S222] Browne (1979), Browne, Colin, (Victoria: British Columbia Provincial Museum, 1979).

    2. [S415] Hart (1983), E.J. Hart, (Banff, Alta.: Altitude Publishing, 1983).

    3. [S272] Duffy (1986), Dennis J. Duffy, (Victoria: Sound and Moving Image Division, Provincial Archives of British Columbia, 1986).

    4. [S982] Cinema in Quebec (Web site).
      "Associated Screen News"
      URL (accessed 26 Mar 2017):