Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

King, John Howard Havelock

King, John Howard Havelock[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19]

Male 1873 - 1963  (89 years)

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  • Name King, John Howard Havelock 
    • VARIANT NAME: King, Howard.
    Born 31 Aug 1873  Enniskillen, Bruce County, ON Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    • Death registration record confirms date of birth but not full place of birth.
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year 1899-1900  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    610 Granville St.
    S.J. Thompson
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1901-1902  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    410 W. Cordova St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1900-1904  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    410 W. Cordova St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    • In the 1900-1901 Henderson's directory his home address was 12-410 W. Cordova St.
    Business Address/Year 1903-1905  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    303 Hastings St. W.
    King Photo Studio
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1907?-1912  Nanaimo, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Church St.
    corner Commercial
    Nanaimo, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1916  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 20 Mar 1963  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    Buried 23 Mar 1963  Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Burnaby, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    Association King Photo Studio (Relationship: Owner) 
    Association King and Vinson (Relationship: Partner) 
    Person ID I704  Camera Workers | K, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2017 

  • Photos
    Portrait of J.H.H. King, ca. 1960.
    Portrait of J.H.H. King, ca. 1960.
    Image courtesy of BC Archives (reference code F-05457, photo no. HP093342, accession no. 197908-003).

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He moved with his family to Walkerton, Ontario, in 1894 and learned photography there from a Mr. Rawe about 1894. He then came to the West Coast and was employed as a picture framer by S.J. Thompson. The List of Voters shows him as photographer. He later ran his own studio, the King Photo Studio, until 1905, then worked in New Westminster and Nanaimo as a photographer. The King Photo Studio was operated for many years by V.V. Vinson and Vinson's widow. King's sister reported that "His first interest was in photography, and he took many portraits and studies of Indians in all parts of Canada."

      According to his death registration record he retired in 1940 and had been self-employed as a photographer for all his working life.
    • FORMATS: Prints; postcards.
    • IDENTIFYING MARKS: Print surface may be titled and captioned "Howard King".

  • Sources 
    1. [S46] COLLECTION: BVIPA (Reliability: 3), 23 Dec 2016.
      Prints

    2. [S45] COLLECTION: BVAA (Reliability: 3), 23 Dec 2016.
      Williams Bros. Photographers Collection, series S1, Howard King photographs. These are 22 glass negatives and prints of Cree and Blackfoot people in Alberta. The BVAA also holds various other prints of his work.

    3. [S339] Voters List, (Victoria, B.C.: Province of British Columbia, 1874-), Ref. NW 324.1 B862. (Reliability: 3), 1900, 1907 and 1916.
      Vancouver

    4. [S339] Voters List, (Victoria, B.C.: Province of British Columbia, 1874-), Ref. NW 324.1 B862. (Reliability: 3), 1909.
      Nanaimo

    5. [S633] BVIPA VR Photographer File (Reliability: 3), 23 Dec 2016.

    6. [S692] Correspondence, David Mattison (Reliability: 3), 23 Dec 2016.
      Letter, Mrs. Cora Robertson (J.H.H. King's sister) to Mattison, 15 Nov 1977.

    7. [S39] HEN99, (Victoria, B.C.: Henderson Publishing Co., 1899), 694, 23 Dec 2016.
      Vancouver: "King, --., picture framer S.J. Thompson"

    8. [S733] GRE99, (Vancouver, BC: Rowland E. Green, [1900]).
      Not listed

    9. [S41] HEN00, (Victoria, B.C.: Henderson Publishing Co., 1900), 847, 23 Dec 2016.
      Vancouver: "King, --, photographer, rms. 12 410 Cordova."

    10. [S42] HEN01, (Victoria, B.C.: Henderson Publishing Co., 1901), 710.
      Vancouver: "King, Howard H., photographer, 410 Cordova."

    11. [S781] HEN02, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1902), 690, 23 Dec 2016.
      Vancouver: "King, Howard H., photographer, 410 Cordova."

    12. [S782] HEN03, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1903), 724, 23 Dec 2016.
      Vancouver: "King, Howard H. Photo Studio. 303 Hastings W. Phone 1046."

    13. [S783] HEN04, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1904), 763, 23 Dec 2016.
      Vancouver: "King, Howard H. Photo Studio. 303 Hastings W. Phone 1046. Rms. 410 Cordova W."

    14. [S785] HEN05, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1905), 23 Dec 2016.
      Vancouver: not listed

    15. [S786] HENVAN05, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1905), 316.
      "King, Howard H., of King & Vinson, 303 Hastings W."

    16. [S787] HENVAN06, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1906).
      Not listed

    17. [S788] HENVAN07, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1907).
      Not listed

    18. [S792] PROVI09, (Victoria: Provincial Publishing, 1909), 178.
      Nanaimo: "King, Howard, Photo Supplies, Souvenirs, Post Cards, etc., Church. Cor. Commercial, h. Selby."

    19. [S303] Grant (2002), Peter Grant, (Victoria, B.C.: TouchWood Editions, 2002) (Reliability: 2), 23 Dec 2016.

    20. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Registration no. 1963-09-004101 (microfilm B13261); digital facsimile URL (accessed 15 Aug 2017): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/2fe9bf71-aba5-4592-a209-5cc4728761e1