Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Bullen, Harry Elder[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38]

Male 1880 - 1963  (83 years)


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  • Name Bullen, Harry Elder 
    • VARIANT NAMES: Bullen, E.H.; Bullen, Henry E.
    Born 21 May 1880  London, Eng., UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [39, 40
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year 1908-1909  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    653 Granville St.
    Broadbridge-Bullen Photo Company
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1909  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    518 West Hastings St.
    Broadbridge-Bullen Photo Company
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1910  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    1044 Hornby St.
    Bullen Photo Company
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1910-1912  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    743 West Pender St.
    Bullen and Lamb
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1914  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Carrall St., corner West Hastings St.
    British Columbia Electric Railway Company
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1915  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    810 West Hastings St., rear
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    • The street-facing tenant at 810 West Hastings St. was Watt, Purdon and Company, manufacturers agents.
    Business Address/Year 1916-1920  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    421 Granville Street
    Bishop and Christie
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1921-1924  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    433 Seymour St.
    Canadian Photo Company
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1925-1929  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    626 West Pender St., no. 207 (Royal Trust Building)
    Bullen Photo Company
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    • The Royal Trust Building was also known as the London Building.
    Business Address/Year 1930-1947  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    2608 Granville St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1948  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address undetermined 
    Died 22 Dec 1963  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [39, 40
    Cremated 27 Dec 1963  Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [39, 40
    • He was cremated at the Garden Chapel Ocean View, Burnaby.
    Association Deacon, Lucy (Relationship: Spouse; Employee) 
    Association Bishop and Christie (Relationship: Photographer; Printer) 
    Association Bullen and Lamb (Relationship: Partner) 
    Association Bullen Photo Company (Relationship: Proprietor) 
    Association Broadbridge-Bullen Photo Company (Relationship: Partner) 
    Association Canadian Photo Company (Relationship: Employee; Photographer) 
    Person ID I1343  Camera Workers | B, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 18 Apr 2021 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial; Printer.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He was a partner in the Broadbridge-Bullen Photo Company in 1909, then formed his own company the following year (Bullen Photo Company). From 1910 to 1912 he was in partnership as Bullen and Lamb. He worked for the BC Electric Railway as a clerk and photographer in 1913 and 1914, then operated on his own as a photographer in 1915. By 1916 he was employed as a photographer by Bishop and Christie, but was listed as a printer for that company the next year, returning to being a photographer with the firm from 1918 to 1920. Between 1921-1924 he was a photographer for the Canadian Photo Company. He again operated as the Bullen Photo Company from 1925 to 1929. He carried on as a photographer, without using his company name, from 1930 to 1947 at the same address on Granville St.
      He married one of his employees, Lucy Deacon, 20 years his junior, in 1941, and a second marriage for him.
      According to his death registration record he had worked as a photographer for 57 years and left the trade in 1953. In the business directories, he was last listed as a photographer in 1948 and shown as retired from 1949 onward.
    • IDENTIFYING MARKS: Postcard recto may be titled, numbered and marked "Photo Bullen".
    • FORMATS: Postcards.

  • Sources 
    1. [S46] COLLECTION: BVIPA.
      Prints

    2. [S45] COLLECTION: BVAA.
      Prints

    3. [S339] Voters List, (Victoria, B.C.: Province of British Columbia, 1874-), Ref. NW 324.1 B862., 1920, 1924, 1928.
      Vancouver

    4. [S790] HENVAN08, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1908).
      Vancouver: not listed

    5. [S791] HENVAN09, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1909), 530.
      Vancouver: Bullen Harry E of Broadbridge-Bullen Photo Co lvs 522 Hornby

    6. [S698] HENVAN10, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1910), 582.
      Vancouver: Bullen Harry E of Bullen Photo Co 1044 Hornby

    7. [S732] HEN10, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1910), 1125.
      Vancouver: listed under Bullen Photo Company

    8. [S795] HENVAN11, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1911), 521.
      Vancouver: Bullen Harry E of Bullen & Lamb lvs 1813 Morton

    9. [S797] HENVAN12, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1912), 610.
      Vancouver: Bullen Harry E of Bullen & Lamb r 1830 Alberni

    10. [S746] HENVAN13, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1913), 658.
      Vancouver: Bullen E H [sic] clk B C E Ry

    11. [S747] HENVAN14, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1914), 687.
      Vancouver: Bullen Harry E photogr B C E Ry Co h 810, 1154 Gilford

    12. [S748] HENVAN15, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1915), 528.
      Vancouver: Bullen Harry E photogr (rear) 810 Hastings W h 2061 Beach

    13. [S749] HENVAN16, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1916), 516.
      Vancouver: Bullen Henry [sic] E photogr Bishop & Christie h 2061 Beach

    14. [S750] HENVAN17, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1917), 397.
      Vancouver: Bullen Henry [sic] E printer Bishop & Christie h 43rd Av W nr Carnarvon

    15. [S751] HENVAN18, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1918), 412.
      Vancouver: Bullen Henry [sic] E photogr Bishop & Christie h n s 43rd Av W nr Carnarvon

    16. [S740] WRI18, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1918).
      Vancouver: not listed

    17. [S752] HENVAN19, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1919), 421.
      Vancouver: Bullen Henry [sic] E photogr Bishop & Christie h n s 43rd Av W nr Carnarvon

    18. [S738] WRI19, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1919).
      Vancouver: not listed

    19. [S753] HENVAN20, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1920), 448.
      Vancouver: Bullin [sic] Henry [sic] E photogr Bishop & Christie h 3045 43rd W

    20. [S739] WRI20, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1920).
      Vancouver: not listed

    21. [S754] HENVAN21, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1921), 493.
      Vancouver: Bullen Harry E emp Can Photo Co h 3055 W 43rd

    22. [S741] WRI21, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1921).
      Vancouver: not listed

    23. [S755] HENVAN22, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1922), 527.
      Vancouver: Bullen Harry E photogr Can Photo Co h 3055 W 43rd

    24. [S742] WRI22, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1922).
      Vancouver: not listed

    25. [S756] HENVAN23, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1923), 510.
      Vancouver: Bullen Harry E photogr Can Photo Co h 3055 W 43rd

    26. [S809] WRI23, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1923), 1007.
      Vancouver: Bullen Harry E photogr Can Photo Co h 3055 43rd av W

    27. [S757] WRI24, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1924), 673.
      Vancouver: Bullen Harry E photogr Can Photo Co h 3055 43rd av W

    28. [S758] WRI25, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1925), 715.
      Vancouver: Bullen Harry E of Bullen Photo h 3055 W 43

    29. [S762] WRI29, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1929), 763.
      Vancouver: Bullen Harry E prop Bullen Photo h 3091 W 43

    30. [S763] WRI30, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1930), 752.
      Vancouver: Bullen, Harry Commercial and Portrait Photographer. 2608 Granville. Phone Bay. 8869. Res. 3091 W. 43rd. Phone Ker. 665R.

    31. [S769] SUN35, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1935), 901.
      Vancouver

    32. [S774] SUN40, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1940), 533.
      Vancouver

    33. [S779] SUN45, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1945), 537.
      Vancouver

    34. [S715] SUN47, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1947), 571.
      Vancouver: Bullen Harry E (Lucy) photog 2608 Gran r 1747 W 5

    35. [S780] SUN48, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1948), 424.
      Vancouver: Bullen Harry E (Lucy) photog h 1747 W 5

    36. [S811] BCVAN49, (Vancouver: B.C. Directories, [1949?]), 106.
      Vancouver: Bullen Harry E (Lucy) retired h 1747 W 5

    37. [S808] BCVAN50, (Vancouver : B.C. Directories, 1950), 106.
      Vancouver: Bullen Harry E (Lucy) retired h 1747 W 5

    38. [S1025] BCVAN51, (Vancouver, BC: B.C. Directories, 1951), 105.
      Vancouver: Bullen Harry E (Lucy) retired h 1747 W 5

    39. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Registration no. 1963-09-015279 (microfilm B13264); digital facsimile URL (accessed 17 Apr 2021): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/b8d4a067-ed60-4929-9007-78a4bd582447

    40. [S832] Find a Grave (Web site).
      Harry Elder Bullen
      URL (accessed 17 Apr 2021): https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/35299899/harry-elder-bullen