Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Edis, Olive[1, 2]

Female 1876 - 1955  (79 years)


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  • Name Edis, Olive 
    Born 3 Sep 1876  London, Eng., UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Home Address/Year 1905-  Eng., UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1920  BC; Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Died 28 Dec 1955  Eng., UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Sheringham Cemetery, Eng., UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I926  Camera Workers | E, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2017 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial (visit).
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: An Engish photographer from Sheringham, Norfolk, Olive Edis, whose uncle was president of the Canadian Pacific Railway, obtained a commission to take photographs in Canada in areas through which the rail line passed. During this trip she used Autochrome technology.

      She was a significant portrait photographer and also Britain's first female official war photographer.
    • FORMATS: Autochrome.
    • IDENTIFYING MARKS: Some prints contain her monogram, an "O" surmounting an "E" and joined by a vertical line.

  • Sources 
    1. [S431] Sampson (2006), Ashley Sampson, (Photographic Canadiana 31, no. 5 (March-April 2006):7-13).

    2. [S857] Wikipedia (Web site).
      "Olive Edis"
      URL (accessed 28 Mar 2017): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olive_Edis