Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Hendee, Edwin L.[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7]

Male 1859 -

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  • Name Hendee, Edwin L. 
    • VARIANT NAME: Hendee, Edward C.
    Born 1859  Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Gender Male 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 188-?-1893  Portland, OR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Business Address/Year May 1896-Jun? 1897  Trail, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Helena St.
    Trail, BC
    Association Hendee and Haynes (Relationship: Partner) 
    Association Hendee Photo Company (Relationship: Owner) 
    Person ID I853  Camera Workers | H, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 8 Feb 2017 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A son of the pioneer California and Oregon, photographer Denny H. Hendee (1826-1907), he and his brother Otho S. Hendee operated their father?s photographic business in Portland until about 1893 when their partnership dissolved. E.L. Hendee was likely named after his father's brother Edwin B. Hendee (b. ca. 1824). E.L. Hendee arrived in Trail from Portland in May 1896 and opened his studio in a tent. The tent and equipment were destroyed by fire on 29 May 1896, but he was back in business by 5 June. By the following Mar he was calling his business the Hendee Photographic Company. He had a brief partnership with a man named Haynes in 1897. He appears to have left Trail in mid-1897. Hendee took both portraits and landscape views. Hendee returned to Oregon where he eventually ended up in partnership with Otho and another brother as florists.

  • Sources 
    1. [S133] COLLECTION: BTCA.

    2. [S36] HEN97, (Victoria, B.C.: Henderson Publishing Co., 1897).

    3. [S37] WIL97, (Victoria, B.C.: Williams' B.C. Directory Co., 1897).

    4. [S958] Trail Creek Times, 11 Sep 1896-27 Jun 1897.

    5. [S692] Correspondence, David Mattison.
      Letter, City of Trail Archives to Mattison, 1981 12 08

    6. [S329] Robinson (1992), Thomas Robinson, (Portland, OR: T. Robinson, 1992).

    7. [S385] Palmquist and Kailbourn (2000), Peter E. Palmquist and Thomas R. Kailbourn, (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2000).

    8. [S957] United States Census, 1920.
      State of OR, County Clackamas, Township of Ardenwald Precinct, sheet no. 6A, line 27.
      Edwin L. Hendee and his brother Otho S. are listed as florists. Otho was born in Oregon.

    9. [S959] United States Census, 1860.
      Washington Territory, County of Clark, Post Office Vancouver; enumerated on 14 Jun 1860, line 29. Edwin's age is given as 7/12, meaning he'd been born in 1859. His father D.H. Hendee is listed as an "ambrotypist".