Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Lemunyon, Clarence Eugene[1, 2, 3]

Male 1860 - 1929  (68 years)

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  • Name Lemunyon, Clarence Eugene  [4
    • VARIANT NAME: Chinese name: ????
    Born 4 Jul 1860  Manchester Center, Ontario County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Apr 1929  Beijing, China Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried 24 Apr 1929  Medical College Cemetary, outside of Ch'i Hua Men, China Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I731  Camera Workers | L, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2017 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Institutional (visit).
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Described as the "official photographer of the Great Northern Railway, with headquarters at Spokane," he took what were probably the last photographs of the sternwheeler Columbia before she was destroyed by fire in early Aug 1894. He also visited the West Kootenays to photograph scenery along the Nakusp and Slocan Railway line.

      According to Thomas H. Hahn Docu-Images' site, he left Great Falls, MT, in Oct or Nov 1897 and eventually reached Beijing (Peking), China, in Apr 1906 after worked as a photographer for four years in Hong Kong. Before reaching Hong Kong he had also lived in Honolulu, HI; Manila, Philippines; and Vladivostok, Russia.

      Some of his color prints of China are available on Hahn's site.

      While living in China he appears to have been married at least twice.

  • Sources 
    1. [S878] Nakusp Ledge, 5 (Reliability: 3), 28 Jun 1894.

    2. [S879] Kootenay Mail, 3 (Reliability: 3), 7 Jul 1894.

    3. [S879] Kootenay Mail, 3 (Reliability: 3), 4 Aug 1894.

    4. [S877] Thomas H. Hahn Docu-Images (Web site), Thomas H. Hahn (Reliability: 3).
      C.E. Lemunyon's color prints, 1906-; URL (accessed 2 Jan 2017):