Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Jenkins, J.W.[1, 2]


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  • Name Jenkins, J.W. 
    • VARIANT NAME: W.J. Jenkins. May not be the same person as there was a minstrel company in Union with an actor with the same name.
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year 1895  Union, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Association Kelly and Jenkins (Relationship: Partner) 
    Association Jenkins and Whitney (Relationship: Partner) 
    Person ID I700  Camera Workers | J, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2017 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial (itinerant?).
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He was a partner in Kelly and Jenkins and subsequently a partner in Jenkins and Whitney. In early May 1895 the (Courtenay) Weekly News reported he was operating the studio on his own. The same source reported later in the month that he and C.F. Whitney were organizing a touring dramatic company and intended on leaving in Jun for the Islands, Idaho, Montana and California. In mid-Aug 1895 he was a passenger on the Joan to Denman Island. [3, 4, 5]

  • Sources 
    1. [S853] (Courtenay) Weekly News, (Courtenay, B.C. : M. Whitney and Son), 1 (Reliability: 3), 19 Feb 1895.

    2. [S853] (Courtenay) Weekly News, (Courtenay, B.C. : M. Whitney and Son), 8 (Reliability: 3), 4 Jun 1895.
      "Babies photos a specialty at Jenkins & Whitney's."

    3. [S853] (Courtenay) Weekly News, (Courtenay, B.C. : M. Whitney and Son), 5 (Reliability: 3), 7 May 1895.
      "Locals. ... Mr. W.J. Jenkins is in charge of the photograph gallery now and can turn out work equal to the best. Give him a call."

    4. [S853] (Courtenay) Weekly News, (Courtenay, B.C. : M. Whitney and Son), 8 (Reliability: 3), 21 May 1895.
      "J.W. [sic?] Jenkins and C.F. Whitney are organizing a Dramatic Company to take the road. ..."

    5. [S853] (Courtenay) Weekly News, (Courtenay, B.C. : M. Whitney and Son), 5 (Reliability: 3), 13 Aug 1895.
      "J.W. Jenkins, the photographer, was a passenger down, on the Joan, to Denman Island, Friday."