Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Lean, Allan MacLean Cumming[1, 2, 3]

Male 1864 - 1945  (81 years)


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  • Name Lean, Allan MacLean Cumming 
    Born 12 Aug 1864  Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1899  Grand Forks, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1901-1918  Nelson, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 19 Sep 1945  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Association Queen Studio (Relationship: Owner) 
    Person ID I628  Camera Workers | L, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2017 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Captain A.M.C. Lean, who began his BC career in the early 1890s as a marine pilot in the Kootenays, established his Queen Studio in Grand Forks, BC, in late Feb or early Mar 1899. He subsequently relocated the operation to Nelson, BC, and operated there from at least 1901 to 1918. He likely left photography during or after his first wife's illness and death from cancer in Feb 1919. He then went to work for the Consolidated Mining and Smelting Co. (Cominco) in Trail, remarried on 16 Nov 1921 to widow Jean (nee Bell) McIntosh, and retired from Cominco in 1932. He became a fishing guide after moving to Proctor, BC, then fully retired in 1937 to Vancouver. Along with his second wife, he is buried in Mountain View Cemetery.

  • Sources 
    1. [S743] (Kaslo) Kootenaian, 1 (Reliability: 3), 9 Mar 1899.
      "Captain Alan Lean, for many years a pilot on Kootenay lake and river, is now engaged in running a photographic studio at Grand Forks, B.C."

    2. [S744] (Nelson) Daily News, 10, 1 Nov 1911.
      Ad for Queen Studio

    3. [S694] Vancouver Postcard Club Newsletter, (Vancouver, B.C.: Vancouver Postcard Club), 4-5 (Reliability: 3), v. 27, no. 5 (Dec 2009).
      "Lean, Allan MacLean Cumming, 1864-1945." Compiled by Margaret Waddington

    4. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Registration no. 1945-09-668523 (microfilm reel B13188)