Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Detroit Photographic Company[1, 2]



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  • Name Detroit Photographic Company  
    • VARIANT NAME: Detroit Publishing Company.
    Gender Unknown 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) ca. 1900s  Rocky Mountains, Canada; Selkirk Mountains, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1900s  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Association Husher, Edwin H. (Relationship: Owner) 
    Association Peabody, Henry Greenwood (Relationship: Employee) 
    Person ID I711  Camera Workers | D, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 29 Dec 2016 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial (visit?).
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Co-founded in 1895 in Detroit, MI, by photographer E.H. Husher and publisher William A. Livingstone, Jr., one of the company's most important photographers was William Henry Jackson who later took over the company after Husher left it in 1902. The company went bankrupt in 1924 and closed in 1932.

  • Sources 
    1. [S147] COLLECTION: LOC (Reliability: 3).
      Includes over 25,000 glass negatives and transparencies, along with 300 color photolithograph prints. Views represented cover the eastern United States, California, Wyoming and the Canadian Rockies (Alberta and BC) and Selkirk Mountains (BC). According to the locations index, there are 101 photographs of BC, including 11 of Vancouver. Prints and Photographs Online Catalog, Detroit Publishing Company; URL (accessed 29 Dec 2016): http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/det/

    2. [S864] Photography and the Development of the American West (Web site) (Reliability: 3), 29 Dec 2016.
      "Photochrom / Phostint, Detroit Photographic / Detroit Publishing Company", posted on 6 Jul 2013