Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

R.H. Trueman and Company[1, 2, 3]



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  • Name R.H. Trueman and Company  
    • VARIANT NAME: Trueman Studio.
    Gender Unknown 
    Business Address/Year 1900?-1915?  Revelstoke, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Business Address/Year 1899-1905  Sandon, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1894-1911  Vancouver; Kaslo; Grand Forks Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • For business addresses see Trueman, Richard Henry.
    Association Trueman, Richard Henry (Relationship: Owner) 
    Association Shand, E.M. (Relationship: Employee) 
    Association Tourner, Arthur Douglas (Relationship: Manager (Revelstoke)) 
    Association Devlin, William (Relationship: Employee; Photographer) 
    Person ID I755  Camera Workers | R, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2019 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Studio.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: After his partnership with Norman Caple was dissolved, Trueman ran his own studio. There are, however, no listings in the Vancouver directories between 1895-1898 to confirm this. Trueman did travel extensively during this period (the Medicine Hat News contained several mentions of visits). R.H. Trueman & Co. in Vancouver was first listed in 1899. Trueman frequently staffed the Revelstoke and Sandon branches himself. The Sandon branch was established by 1899 and Trueman was present in May 1900 when the city burned down.

      The Revelstoke branch was also known as the Trueman Studio and was managed in 1915 by A.D. Tourner. One of his known itinerant employees was Walter F. Montgomery.

      After Trueman's death in 1911, the business was acquired by Walter Calder.

    • REFERENCES: HEN99; HEN00; Letter, Hugh Dempsey to Mattison, 1980 04 09; McDougall (1981); McDougall (1981-82); Hadley (1984); BVIPA Visual Records Photographer File.
    • IDENTIFYING MARKS: print surface numbered, captioned and marked "R. H. Trueman & Co., Photo., Vancouver, B.C." or "R. H. Trueman & Co., Vancouver, Kaslo, Sandon & Revelstoke."

  • Sources 
    1. [S134] COLLECTION: BVA.
      Glass negatives

    2. [S45] COLLECTION: BVAA.
      Prints

    3. [S46] COLLECTION: BVIPA.
      Prints