Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Towne, Bertram C.[1, 2]


Personal Information    |    Notes    |    Sources    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Towne, Bertram C. 
    Gender Male 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1887  Alaska Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Business Address/Year 1884-1895  Portland, OR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    First Street
    Portland, OR
    Person ID I717  Camera Workers | T, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 31 Dec 2016 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He operated the San Francisco Gallery in Portland following William H. Towne's death in 1884. Towne also had a partnership as Towne and Moore with Elbridge W. Moore from 1884 to 1887. Following this partnership he worked under the name B.C. Towne Photograph Company from 1888 to 1895.
      An 1887 view in Sitka, Alaska, is captioned "209. Scene in Indian Town" and can be viewed on the American Memory (Library of Congress) Web site. Other digitized images can be accessed through the University of Washington Libraries guide to his photographs.
    • IDENTIFYING MARKS: Print surface may be numbered and titled bottom of print mount "B.C. Towne, Portland, Oregon. Alaskan, Columbia River and Northwestern Scenery" (Sitka, Alaska, 1887).
    • REFERENCES: Mautz (1997); American Indians of the Pacific Northwest (American Memory, Library of Congress); UWL, Guide to the Bertram C. Towne Photographs, ca. 1884-1887.

  • Sources 

    2. [S169] COLLECTION: UWL.
      Bertram C. Towne Photographs collection no. 502