Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

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Photos

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Arthur Vipond photographed by S.A. Spencer.
Arthur Vipond photographed by S.A. Spencer.
Image courtesy of BC Archives, Visual Records catalogue no. HP097939 (item H-01219). 
  19 Nov 2021
Jones and Company studio, Esquimalt, BC.
Jones and Company studio, Esquimalt, BC.
Courtesy of BC Archives, Visual Records catalogue no. HP004727 (item E-09956). 
  16 Nov 2021
Prest and Company ID.
Prest and Company ID.
From a private collection. 
  14 Nov 2021
George Wintemute portrait, ca. 1882.
George Wintemute portrait, ca. 1882.
Photographed in the Judkins Floating Sunbeam Gallery, New Westminster. Courtesy City of Vancouver Archives CVA 371-94. 
  13 Nov 2021
Judkins' Floating Sunbeam Gallery ID.
Judkins' Floating Sunbeam Gallery ID.
Coutesy of the Lopez Island Historical Society and Museum. 
  13 Nov 2021
Judkins' Floating Sunbeam Gallery, between 1880-1884.
Judkins' Floating Sunbeam Gallery, between 1880-1884.
Photo courtesy of University of Washington Special Collections, PH Coll 280.35. 
  13 Nov 2021
Elite Photo Studio ID, 1890s.
Elite Photo Studio ID, 1890s.
Private collection 
  5 Nov 2021
Elite Photo Studio ID, 1890s.
Elite Photo Studio ID, 1890s.
Private collection. 
  5 Nov 2021
Great Bluff, Thompson River, on the Cariboo Road, 1867 or 1868.
Great Bluff, Thompson River, on the Cariboo Road, 1867 or 1868.
Dally made two trips to Barkerville and the Cariboo gold mining fields, the first in 1867 and the second in 1868. This is likely the most recognizable, most iconic and most reproduced image from those trips. 
  2 Nov 2021
Frederick Dally portrait, 1870.
Frederick Dally portrait, 1870.
This was taken the year he left BC. 
  2 Nov 2021

Documents

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Mrs. R. Maynard cartouche, verso of carte-de-visite.
Mrs. R. Maynard cartouche, verso of carte-de-visite.
 
  27 Nov 2021
Hall and Lowe cartouche from the verso of a card mount.
Hall and Lowe cartouche from the verso of a card mount.
 
  27 Nov 2021
Carlo Gentile cartouche from verso of carte-de-visite, ca. 1864.
Carlo Gentile cartouche from verso of carte-de-visite, ca. 1864.
 
  27 Nov 2021
Carlo Gentile cartouche from verso of carte-de-visite, ca. 1864.
Carlo Gentile cartouche from verso of carte-de-visite, ca. 1864.
The photograph on the BC Archives version depicts a logging scene with oxen and three men at Alberni on Vanouver Island in 1864 (BC Archives, Visual Records catalogue no. HP022915 [item no. A-08306]). This version is from a private collection. 
  27 Nov 2021
Frederick Dally cartouche from verso of a carte-de-visite, between 1866-1870.
Frederick Dally cartouche from verso of a carte-de-visite, between 1866-1870.
The "N.B." text at the bottom is slightly different from the version in a private collection. Image courtesy of BC Archives, Visual Records catalogue no. HP003134. 
  27 Nov 2021
Frederick Dally ID on the verso of a carte-de-visite.
Frederick Dally ID on the verso of a carte-de-visite.
This image is from a private collection and the "N.B." note at the bottom is slightly different from the version in the BC Archives (Visual Records catalogue no. HP003134). 
  27 Nov 2021
Frederick Dally ID on the verso of a carte-de-visite, between 1866-1870.
Frederick Dally ID on the verso of a carte-de-visite, between 1866-1870.
The "N.B." text at the bottom almost entirely matches the wording on one of the Green Brothers carte-de-visite (BC Archives, Visual Records, Barnard album no. 27, p. 17). This image is from a private collection. 
  27 Nov 2021
E.C. Brooks verso of a Christmas and New Year's landscape photograph, late 1880s
E.C. Brooks verso of a Christmas and New Year's landscape photograph, late 1880s
This is the verso of a photo print mount, the front of which features this seasonal greeting, "Wishing You a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year". Of the two known versions, the photo in the BC Archives is a view of Victoria's Inner Harbour from Church Hill (BC Archives, catalogue no. HP062773; item D-02219). The other version, in a private collection, depicts Kwakwaka'wakw men and women from Tsaxis (Fort Rupert) on northern Vancouver Island. 
  27 Nov 2021
W.S. Forsythe's funeral article, <i>Chilliwack Progress</i>, 23 Nov 1922, p. 7.
W.S. Forsythe's funeral article, Chilliwack Progress, 23 Nov 1922, p. 7.
 
  23 Nov 2021
W.W. Forsythe's obituary, <i>Chilliwack Progress</i>, 16 Nov 1922, p. 4.
W.W. Forsythe's obituary, Chilliwack Progress, 16 Nov 1922, p. 4.
 
  23 Nov 2021
W.S. Forsythe ad, <i>Chilliwack Progress</i>, 2 Oct 1907, p. 3.
W.S. Forsythe ad, Chilliwack Progress, 2 Oct 1907, p. 3.
First version of this ad. 
  23 Nov 2021
W.S. Forsythe news item, <i>Chilliwack Progress</i>, 31 Jul 1901, p. 1.
W.S. Forsythe news item, Chilliwack Progress, 31 Jul 1901, p. 1.
About his use of platinum paper for photo prints. 
  23 Nov 2021
W.S. Forsythe news item, <i>Chilliwack Progress</i>, 23 Dec 1908, p. 8.
W.S. Forsythe news item, Chilliwack Progress, 23 Dec 1908, p. 8.
About his studio and store, part of a series of Christmas news advertisements presented by the newspaper. 
  23 Nov 2021
W.S. Forsythe news item, <i>Chilliwack Progress</i>, 18 Nov 1915, p. 5.
W.S. Forsythe news item, Chilliwack Progress, 18 Nov 1915, p. 5.
About his relocating to Mission. 
  23 Nov 2021
W.S. Forsythe news item, <i>Chilliwack Progress</i>, 14 Sep 1910, p. 10.
W.S. Forsythe news item, Chilliwack Progress, 14 Sep 1910, p. 10.
About the reopening of his new studio on Westminster Street next to the Baptist Church. 
  23 Nov 2021
E.F. Tucker news item, <i>Chilliwack Progress</i>, 18 Mar 1915, p. 4.
E.F. Tucker news item, Chilliwack Progress, 18 Mar 1915, p. 4.
In 1915 Tucker leased W.S. Forsythe's Chilliwack photo studio 
  23 Nov 2021
E.A. Mee news item, <i>Chilliwack Progress</i>, 8 Feb 1911, p. 4.
E.A. Mee news item, Chilliwack Progress, 8 Feb 1911, p. 4.
About Mee assuming management of W.S. Forsythe's studio. 
  23 Nov 2021
W.S.Forsythe news item, <i>Chilliwack Progress</i>, 22 Dec 1909, p. 3.
W.S.Forsythe news item, Chilliwack Progress, 22 Dec 1909, p. 3.
About Christmas at his studio and store. 
  23 Nov 2021
W.S. Forsythe news item, <i>Chilliwack Progress</i>, 11 May 1910, p. 8.
W.S. Forsythe news item, Chilliwack Progress, 11 May 1910, p. 8.
About his old studio being demolished and the construction of a new studio next to the Baptist Church on Westminster Street. 
  23 Nov 2021
Electric Studio ad, <i>Northern British Columbia Index and Guide</i> (1916), p. 89.
Electric Studio ad, Northern British Columbia Index and Guide (1916), p. 89.
The studio was operated by F.W. Chandler in Prince Rupert. 
  22 Nov 2021
Elite Photo Galley news item, Victoria <i>Colonist</i>, 31 Aug 1884, p. 3.
Elite Photo Galley news item, Victoria Colonist, 31 Aug 1884, p. 3.
About the preparations for the opening of the studio. 
  22 Nov 2021
Elite Studio news item, Victoria <i>Colonist</i>, 2 Nov 1884, p. 3.
Elite Studio news item, Victoria Colonist, 2 Nov 1884, p. 3.
Opened by Peterson and Crowell. 
  22 Nov 2021
Dowsett Studio ad, <i>Chilliwack Progress</i>, 19 Apr 1923, p. 4.
Dowsett Studio ad, Chilliwack Progress, 19 Apr 1923, p. 4.
Aimed at amateur photographers. 
  22 Nov 2021
Article about Dowsett Studio, <i>Chilliwack Progress</i>, 30 Nov 1922, p. 4.
Article about Dowsett Studio, Chilliwack Progress, 30 Nov 1922, p. 4.
Concerns its new location on Wellington Street above Banford's shop. 
  22 Nov 2021
Dowsett Studio ad, <i>Chilliwack Progress</i>, 13 May 1920, p. 3.
Dowsett Studio ad, Chilliwack Progress, 13 May 1920, p. 3.
 
  22 Nov 2021
Dowsett Studio ad, <i>Chilliwack Progress</i>, 7 Dec 1922, p. 8.
Dowsett Studio ad, Chilliwack Progress, 7 Dec 1922, p. 8.
 
  22 Nov 2021
Dowsett Studio ad, <i>Chilliwack Progress</i>, 1 Apr 1920, p. 7.
Dowsett Studio ad, Chilliwack Progress, 1 Apr 1920, p. 7.
Features its services for amateurs. 
  22 Nov 2021
C.F. Dowsett article, <i>Chilliwack Progress</i>, 18 Sep 1919, p. 5.
C.F. Dowsett article, Chilliwack Progress, 18 Sep 1919, p. 5.
Notes he was from Halifax, NS, and had a naval background during World War One; also mentions his purchase of E.F. Tucker's studio. 
  22 Nov 2021
Edward Dossetter's ad in Christchurch <i>The Globe</i>, 23 Jan 1879, p. 4.
Edward Dossetter's ad in Christchurch The Globe, 23 Jan 1879, p. 4.
The top line is slightly different than his Sep 1878 ad. 
  22 Nov 2021
Edward Dossetter's ad in Christchurch <i>The Globe</i>, 21 Sep 1878, p. 4.
Edward Dossetter's ad in Christchurch The Globe, 21 Sep 1878, p. 4.
This ad appears to have first been published in The Globe on 17 Aug 1878, p. 1.
The Crystal Palace Buildings was at the corner of Chester and Colombo streets in Christchurch. There may have been more than one photographer renting premises in the building at the same time as Dossetter. 
  22 Nov 2021
Edward Dossetter's signature, 1911.
Edward Dossetter's signature, 1911.
From the 1911 England and Wales census. 
  22 Nov 2021
Edward Dossetter's signature, 17 Apr 1889.
Edward Dossetter's signature, 17 Apr 1889.
From his marriage registration record. 
  22 Nov 2021
L.F. Croft (Mee Studio) Christmas ad, <i>Chilliwack Free Press</i>, 30 Nov 1911, p. 12.
L.F. Croft (Mee Studio) Christmas ad, Chilliwack Free Press, 30 Nov 1911, p. 12.
 
  22 Nov 2021
W.S. Forsythe and L.F. Croft news item, <i>Chilliwack Progress</i>, 6 Nov 1912, p. 5
W.S. Forsythe and L.F. Croft news item, Chilliwack Progress, 6 Nov 1912, p. 5
About Forsythe taking over Croft's Mee Studio and Croft moving to Vancouver to work for Richard Broadbridge. 
  22 Nov 2021
L.F. Croft news item, <i>Chilliwack Free Press</i>, 7 Sep 1911, p. 1.
L.F. Croft news item, Chilliwack Free Press, 7 Sep 1911, p. 1.
About his scheme to create a photo gallery of Fraser Valley pioneers. 
  22 Nov 2021
Queen Studio ad, Nelson <i>Daily News</i>, 4 Nov 1904, p. 4.
Queen Studio ad, Nelson Daily News, 4 Nov 1904, p. 4.
 
  21 Nov 2021
Queen Studio ad, Nelson <i>Daily News</i>, 31 Jul 1904, p. 2.
Queen Studio ad, Nelson Daily News, 31 Jul 1904, p. 2.
He advises his customers he has moved for the third time in four years. 
  21 Nov 2021
R.J. Towers photographic concession approval, 1925.
R.J. Towers photographic concession approval, 1925.
The Vancouver Park Board approved his application to open a photographic concession at the popular English Bay beachfront. 
  21 Nov 2021
Queen Studio ad, <i>Nelson Daily Miner</i>, 27 Feb 1901, p. 4.
Queen Studio ad, Nelson Daily Miner, 27 Feb 1901, p. 4.
 
  21 Nov 2021
Wadds Brothers ad, <i>Nelson Daily Miner</i>, 27 Feb 1901, p. 4.
Wadds Brothers ad, Nelson Daily Miner, 27 Feb 1901, p. 4.
 
  21 Nov 2021
Queen Studio ad, <i>Nelson Daily Miner</i>, 26 Nov 1900, p. 4.
Queen Studio ad, Nelson Daily Miner, 26 Nov 1900, p. 4.
 
  21 Nov 2021
Queen Studio ad, <i>Nelson Daily Miner</i>, 24 Nov 1900, p. 4.
Queen Studio ad, Nelson Daily Miner, 24 Nov 1900, p. 4.
 
  21 Nov 2021
Queen Studio ad, <i>Nelson Daily Miner</i>, 14 Apr 1900, p. 3.
Queen Studio ad, Nelson Daily Miner, 14 Apr 1900, p. 3.
 
  21 Nov 2021
A.M.C. Lean notice, <i>Kootenaian</i>, 9 Mar 1899, p. 1.
A.M.C. Lean notice, Kootenaian, 9 Mar 1899, p. 1.
About the establishment of his Queen Studio at Grand Forks. 
  21 Nov 2021
S.J. Thompson's studio, 620 Columbia St., New Westminster.
S.J. Thompson's studio, 620 Columbia St., New Westminster.
S.J. Thompson's studio was destroyed in the New Westminster Fire on September 11, 1898. Fortunately, Thompson had opened a new studio in neighboring Vancouver in December 1897 and had moved his landscape negatives there. This lithograph is possibly from the West Shore periodical. Image courtesty of BC Archives, Visual Records catalogue number HP044342 (item B-09366).
 
  20 Nov 2021
Bailey Brothers ad, 27 Sep 1899.
Bailey Brothers ad, 27 Sep 1899.
 
  19 Nov 2021
Arthur Vipond funeral notice, Victoria <i>Colonist</i>, 14 Nov 1889, p. 4.
Arthur Vipond funeral notice, Victoria Colonist, 14 Nov 1889, p. 4.
 
  19 Nov 2021
Arthur Vipond obituary and funeral notice, Victoria <i>Colonist</i>, 14 Nov 1889, p. 4.
Arthur Vipond obituary and funeral notice, Victoria Colonist, 14 Nov 1889, p. 4.
 
  19 Nov 2021
Arthur Vipond obituary, Victoria <i>Colonist</i>, 13 Nov 1889, p. 4.
Arthur Vipond obituary, Victoria Colonist, 13 Nov 1889, p. 4.
 
  19 Nov 2021
Arthur Vipond's ad, Victoria <i>Colonist</i>, 30 Apr 1874, p. 2.
Arthur Vipond's ad, Victoria Colonist, 30 Apr 1874, p. 2.
Although trained as a photographer, he ended up working as a machinist and gunsmith. 
  19 Nov 2021

Individuals

 ID   Last Name, Given Name(s)   Born/Christened   Location   Tree | Branch   Last Modified 
I226 
Gould, William John 
b. 24 Jan 1854  Toronto, ON  Camera Workers 22 Nov 2021
I369 
Elite Photo Gallery (Victoria : I) 
   Camera Workers 22 Nov 2021
I368 
Bartlett, L. B. 
   Camera Workers 22 Nov 2021
I231 
Green, L.D. 
   Camera Workers 22 Nov 2021
I451 
Crowell, George W. 
   Camera Workers 22 Nov 2021
I84 
Peterson, Louis 
   Camera Workers 22 Nov 2021
I450 
Peterson and Crowell 
   Camera Workers 22 Nov 2021
I1000 
Towers, Rowland John 
b. 11 Sep 1874  Eng., UK  Camera Workers 21 Nov 2021
I628 
Lean, Captain Allan MacLean Cumming 
b. 12 Aug 1864  Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England  Camera Workers 21 Nov 2021
I627 
Queen Studio 
   Camera Workers 21 Nov 2021
I34 
Vipond, Arthur 
b. 1832  Etherby, Durham, England, UK  Camera Workers 19 Nov 2021
I694 
Robertson, William Francis 
   Camera Workers 19 Nov 2021
I384 
Brooks, Edward Coley 
b. 8 Jul 1855  Piddletrenthide, Dorset, Eng., UK  Camera Workers 16 Nov 2021
I17 
Ward, H. 
   Camera Workers 15 Nov 2021
I103 
Notman, William McFarlane 
b. 1 Nov 1857  Montreal, PQ  Camera Workers 15 Nov 2021
I434 
Maynard, Hannah Hatherly 
b. 17 Jan 1834  Bude, Cornwall, Eng., UK  Camera Workers 14 Nov 2021
I380 
Macmunn, Charles 
b. 2 Jun 1839  Manchester, Eng., UK  Camera Workers 14 Nov 2021
I444 
Judkins, David Roby 
b. 17 Jan 1836  Chesterville, ME  Camera Workers 13 Nov 2021
I173 
Hall, James Deakin 
b. 1854  Londonderry, Ireland  Camera Workers 13 Nov 2021
I145 
Lowe, Skene 
b. 1856  England, UK  Camera Workers 13 Nov 2021
I176 
Hall and Lowe 
   Camera Workers 13 Nov 2021
I2290 
Gentile's Photographic Gallery 
   Camera Workers 13 Nov 2021
I218 
Gentile, Carlo 
b. 1835  Naples, Italy  Camera Workers 13 Nov 2021
I242 
Fleming Brothers 
   Camera Workers 13 Nov 2021
I163 
Jones and Company 
   Camera Workers 13 Nov 2021
I515 
Davis, Joseph 
b. 1835?  Eng., UK?  Camera Workers 11 Nov 2021
I187 
Hastings, Oregon Columbus 
b. 26 Apr 1846  Pontoosuc, Hancock County, IL  Camera Workers 9 Nov 2021
I851 
Hastings Studio (Victoria, BC) 
   Camera Workers 9 Nov 2021
I408 
Blome, John Henry 
b. 1855  Germany  Camera Workers 8 Nov 2021
I393 
Trueman, Richard Henry 
b. 1856  Brampton, ON  Camera Workers 8 Nov 2021
I366 
Wadds, David 
b. 16 May 1871  Kilroot, Antrim, Ireland  Camera Workers 8 Nov 2021
I365 
Wadds Brothers 
   Camera Workers 8 Nov 2021
I254 
Fulton, Christopher 
   Camera Workers 6 Nov 2021
I236 
Fardon, George Robinson 
b. 13 Dec 1807  Birmingham, Warwickshire, Eng., UK  Camera Workers 6 Nov 2021
I535 
Elite Photo Studio (Nanaimo) 
   Camera Workers 5 Nov 2021
I232 
Green, Rowland Edward 
b. 1848  Eng., UK  Camera Workers 4 Nov 2021
I166 
Imperial Art Studio 
   Camera Workers 3 Nov 2021
I266 
Dally, Frederick 
b. 29 Jul 1838  Southwark, UK  Camera Workers 2 Nov 2021
I2295 
Fort Street Gallery 
   Camera Workers 2 Nov 2021
I233 
Green Brothers 
   Camera Workers 1 Nov 2021
I416 
Bovill Brothers 
   Camera Workers 30 Oct 2021
I42 
Timms, Philip Thomas 
b. 16 Sep 1874  Toronto, ON  Camera Workers 30 Oct 2021
I822 
Steele and Company 
   Camera Workers 30 Oct 2021
I147 
Kelly, M.F. 
   Camera Workers 30 Oct 2021
I698 
Kelly and Pierce 
   Camera Workers 30 Oct 2021
I321 
Pierce, W.C. 
   Camera Workers 30 Oct 2021
I401 
Blanc, Louis A. 
   Camera Workers 28 Oct 2021