Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Gunterman, Mattie[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7]

Female 1872 - 1945  (~ 73 years)


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  • Name Gunterman, Mattie 
    • VARIANT NAME: Werner, Ida Madeline.
    Born May 1872  La Crosse, WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1890?-ca. 1943  Beaton, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 18 Jun 1945  Beaton, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID I774  Camera Workers | G, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2017 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Amateur.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Moving to Seattle around 1890, Mattie married Bill Gunterman on 19 Dec 1891. The couple moved to Beaton, then known as Thompson's Landing, in order to improve Mattie's health -- not unusual in itself -- but this couple walked there! Along the way Mattie took photographs which have survived. She apparently stopped photographing when her home was destroyed by fire. Only her earlier glass negatives, stored in a shed, escaped unharmed and were discovered accidentally by Ron D'Altroy of the Vancouver Public Library's Historic Photographs Section in 1961.
    • REFERENCES: BVA; Revelstoke Review, 1945 06 21 (obit.); Robideau (1977); Robideau (1978); Strong (1985); Stevenson (1986); Robideau (1995); Gray (2000); Mattie Gunterman: Photographer and Camp Cook (Vancouver Public Library Web Site).

  • Sources 
    1. [S134] COLLECTION: BVA.
      Negatives

    2. [S327] Robideau (1978), Henri Robideau, (Kinesis (April 1978):16).

    3. [S467] Close (1996), Susan Close, (Queen's Quarterly 103, no. 2 (Summer 19969):318-339).

    4. [S328] Robideau (1995), Henri Robideau, (Vancouver, BC: Polestar Book Publishers, 1995).

    5. [S326] Robideau (1977), Henri Robideau, (Saskatoon: The Photographers Gallery, 1977).

    6. [S354] Vancouver Public Library, Gunterman (Web site), Vancouver Public Library, Special Collections, (Vancouver: Vancouver Public Library).

    7. [S908] Canadian Women Artists History Initiative (Web site), (Montreal, PQ: Concordia University).
      Artist Database: GUNTERMAN, Mattie
      URL (accessed 8 Jan 2017): http://cwahi.concordia.ca/sources/artists/displayArtist.php?ID_artist=5614

    8. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Registration no. 1945-09-663078 (microfilm reel B13187).
      Registered as Ida Madaline Gunterman.