Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Robertson, Lorenzo E. "Ren"[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]

Male 1859 - 1906  (46 years)


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  • Name Robertson, Lorenzo E. "Ren"  [2
    Born 14 Jul 1859  Fox Valley, Linn County, OR Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Gender Male 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1898?-1904?  Dawson, YT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) Before 1898  Chicago, IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1898  Glenora, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1904-1906  Fairbanks, AK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 9 Mar 1906  Fairbanks, AK Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I764  Camera Workers | R, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2017 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He worked as a photographer prior to 1898 in Chicago before moving to Dawson. The BVIPA photo is captioned "Glenora, B.C. Showing R.R. Grade. July 3rd, 1898" along with Robertson's name. In Oct 1903 Herman A. Darms published some of Robertson's photographs of Dawson, including images taken at a horticultural and industrial display the month before.
    • IDENTIFYING MARKS: pre-Klondike photos may bear credit line "L.E. Robertson Photo. Chicago, Ill.". Alaska photos may be titled and marked "L.E. Robertson Photo". [8]

  • Sources 
    1. [S666] BVIPA archival records (Reliability: 3).
      Photo HP014130.

    2. [S156] COLLECTION: ORHSOC (Reliability: 3).
      Lorenzo E. Robertson photographs [graphic], circa 1897-1904.

    3. [S169] COLLECTION: UWL.
      Alaska and Pacific Northwest early photographers collection, circa 1860-1943; URL (accessed 7 Jan 2017): http://archiveswest.orbiscascade.org/ark:/80444/xv52062#IDJ24FQVRCYZPQLFUH3PYPN2B41FOLA3CJYHVDPSES1ZAA5GAUTO4G

    4. [S174] COLLECTION: YWA (Reliability: 3).
      Photo no. 1992.

    5. [S647] Census of Canada 1901.

    6. [S276] Elder and Grainger (1989), Ken L. Elder and John H. Grainger, (Ketchikan, AK: Tongass Publishing, 1989).

    7. [S832] Find a Grave (Web site) (Reliability: 3).
      A portrait of the photographer is available here.
      URL (accessed 7 Jan 2017): http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=88654251

    8. [S900] LiveAuctioneers.com (Web site) (Reliability: 3).
      Lot no. 2007, L.E. Robertson Alaska Gold Rush Photo 1905; URL (accessed 7 Jan 2017): https://new.liveauctioneers.com/item/3831857_le-robertson-alaska-gold-rush-photo-1905