Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Whitefoot, Thomas Wedgewood[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1891 - 1986  (95 years)

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  • Name Whitefoot, Thomas Wedgewood 
    • VARIANT NAME: Whitefoot, Thomas Wedgwood.
    Born 2 Aug 1891  Bridgnorth, Eng., UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year 1925  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    553 Granville St.
    Suite 82
    Vancouver, BC
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1925-1950  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 3 Nov 1986  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried 7 Nov 1986  Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Burnaby, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Association Hacking Photo Studio (Relationship: Owner?) 
    Association Whitefoot Studio (Relationship: Owner) 
    Person ID I848  Camera Workers | W, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 3 Feb 2017 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial; Cinematographer.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: From the Biographical History for the Thomas Whitefoot fonds at BVIPA:

      Thomas W. Whitefoot (1891-1986) was an English-born portrait photographer (and sometime cinematographer) who first came to Canada in 1911, residing in Vancouver from 1923-1924 until his death. He studied photography in Calgary (1913-1914) and at the London Polytechnic School of Photography (1918). In Vancouver, he worked as a photographer's assistant at the Bridgman Studio (1924-1929) before establishing his own business, The Whitefoot Studio, which he operated until 1950. Whitefoot retired in 1969. Beyond his work as a professional photographer, he was an avid amateur cinematographer who filmed travelogues, sporting events, and important public occasions in Vancouver. He also produced promotional films for the Vancouver Parks Board, Home Oil Distributors Ltd., and British Pacific Properties.

      He also managed or owned the Hacking Photo Studio (1925) before operating as the Whitefoot Studio.

  • Sources 
    1. [S46] COLLECTION: BVIPA (Reliability: 3).
      Thomas Whitefoot fonds (PR-1837); 16 film reels (motion pictures)

    2. [S758] WRI25, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1925), 874 and 1215.
      p. 874: "Hacking Studio (T W Whitefoot) 82 553 Granville"
      p. 1215: "Whitefoot Thos W prop Hacking Studio r 1847 Nelson"

    3. [S339] Voters List, (Victoria, B.C.: Province of British Columbia, 1874-), Ref. NW 324.1 B862., 1933.

    4. [S272] Duffy (1986), Dennis J. Duffy, (Victoria: Sound and Moving Image Division, Provincial Archives of British Columbia, 1986).

    5. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Name of deceased: Thomas Wedgwood Whitefoot
      Registration no. 1986-09-018131; digital facsimile URL (accessed 3 Feb 2017):