Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Detloff, Claude Peter[1]

Male 1899 - 1978  (79 years)


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  • Name Detloff, Claude Peter 
    Nickname Dett 
    Born 7 Jul 1899  Chippewa Falls, WI, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1923-1925  Minneapolis, MN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1925-1936  Winnipeg, MB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1936-1962  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 18 Jul 1978  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I676  Camera Workers | D, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2017 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Jul 1899 - Chippewa Falls, WI, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWhere Active (Non-Specific Address) - 1936-1962 - Vancouver, BC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Jul 1978 - Vancouver, BC Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Photojournalist.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He began his photographic career with the Minneapolis Tribune in 1923. Two years later he relocated to Winnipeg and worked for the Winnipeg Tribune as its chief photographer. The Vancouver Daily Province hired him as its chief photographer in 1936. He retired from the newspaper in 1962.

      His two most famous photographs consisted of a set of images from the Vancouver Post Office Strike in 1938 and the second was a single image of a young boy running after his father who is marching off to war in 1940 in New Westminster. That photo is known as "Wait for me, Daddy" and is a truly iconic image. David Mattison selected this photo as one of BC's top 10 photos over the past 150 years for the Vancouver Sun newspaper's coverage of BC's sesquicentennial (http://www2.canada.com/vancouversun/features/bc150ed/war.html); he is not credited online with the photo selection.

  • Sources 
    1. [S483] Manitoba Photographers, 1858 to Present (Web site), Manitoba Historical Society, (Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Historical Society) (Reliability: 2).