Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Taylor, Gilbert Morris[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]

Male 1894 - 1967  (73 years)


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  • Name Taylor, Gilbert Morris 
    Born 15 May 1894  St. Paul, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year 1924-1931  Atlin, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Business Address/Year 1930-1948  Jasper, AB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 16 May 1967  Santa Barbara, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Buried Santa Barbara Cemetery, Santa Barbara, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Person ID I956  Camera Workers | T, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 4 Apr 2017 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Trained in photography in St. Paul in 1923 (his aunt Charisa Bass was a respected amateur photographer trained in Paris in the 1890s), Taylor set up shop in Atlin, BC, due to its reputation as "Canada's little Switzerland." The University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections, speculates that he purchased L.C. Read's Atlin studio shortly before Read died on 6 Jan 1924. His first marriage after the birth of one son ended in divorce in the late 1920s. He remarried Helen Emelyn Hickey of Portland, OR, and they moved to Jasper, AB, but kept the Atlin studio open during the summer. They retired to Santa Barbara after selling the Jasper business to Tom Johnston of Saskatoon, SK.
    • FORMATS: postcards.
    • IDENTIFYING MARKS: Print surface may be signed "Taylor".

  • Sources 
    1. [S169] COLLECTION: UWL.
      Lyman Cary Read photographs of mountains
      near Atlin, B.C., Canada, 1916-1917; URL (accessed 4 Apr 2017): http://archiveswest.orbiscascade.org/ark:/80444/xv10623/pdf

    2. [S757] WRI24, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1924).
      Atlin: not listed

    3. [S758] WRI25, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1925).
      Atlin: not listed

    4. [S759] WRI26, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1926), 51.
      Atlin: "Taylor G M photog"

    5. [S764] WRI31, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1931), 169.
      Atlin: "Taylor G M photographer"

    6. [S765] WRI32, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1932).
      Atlin: not listed

    7. [S667] FamilySearch.org (Web site), Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
      "Minnesota Births and Christenings, 1840-1980"; URL (accessed 3 Apr 2017): https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FD9D-ZJ3

    8. [S667] FamilySearch.org (Web site), Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
      "Find A Grave Index"; URL (accessed 3 Apr 2017): https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV22-8XX6

    9. [S832] Find a Grave (Web site).
      URL (accessed 3 Apr 2017): https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=75732139