Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

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  • Name Shaw Brothers  
    • VARIANT NAME: Shaw Brothers, Limited; Shaw Brothers, Ltd.
    Gender Unknown 
    Business Address/Year 1910-1911  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Electrical and novelty advertising 
    Address:
    584-586 Johnson St.
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1910-1911  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Retail store 
    Address:
    604 Broughton St.
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1912  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Office and factory 
    Address:
    584-586 Johnson St.
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1912  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Wholesale and retail store 
    Address:
    610 Granville St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    • In the 1908 to 1911 Vancouver business directories, the Thompson's Studio and Supply House was at this address. In the 1913 Vancouver business directory this address was the retail store of the British Canadian Photo Supply, Limited.
    Business Address/Year 1913  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    584 Johnson St.
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1912-1913  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Retail store 
    Address:
    1004 Government St.
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1914-1917  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    549 Bastion
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1918  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    902 1/2 Government St.
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1918-1921  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    904 Government St
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1921  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    708 Yates St.
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    • This may be a listing error.
    Business Address/Year 1922-1925  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    609 Yates St.
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Association Weeks, Ernest (Relationship: Department manager) 
    Association Chandler, Edward Player (Relationship: Salesman) 
    Association Williams, Ernest Allen (Relationship: Employee; Manager; Photographer; Proprietor) 
    Association Shaw's Studio (Relationship: Successor) 
    Association Cox, Harry (Relationship: Employee) 
    Association Shaw, Walter Abraham (Relationship: Partner; Photographer) 
    Association Shaw, Archibald Ernest (Relationship: Partner; Managing director; Manager) 
    Person ID I1784  Camera Workers | S, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 25 Apr 2021 

  • Photos
    A S.J. Thompson photo bearing his number 1290 prefixed by 'T' and credited to Shaw Brothers Limited by the latter.
    A S.J. Thompson photo bearing his number 1290 prefixed by "T" and credited to Shaw Brothers Limited by the latter.
    While the image content date of ca. 1891 is approximately correct, the Shaw Brothers were not in existence at that time. City of Vancouver Archives Item: Out P796.3 - View from Upper Springs Banff

    Documents
    Shaw Brothers ad, <i>Henderson's Greater Victoria Directory...1912</i>, p. 590.
    Shaw Brothers ad, Henderson's Greater Victoria Directory...1912, p. 590.

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial; Studio.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A.E. Shaw was managing director from 1910 to 1912 and Walter A. Shaw his photographer partner. The Shaw Brothers had briefly had wholesale and retail stores in Vancouver and Victoria. Occupying the last business address of Thompson's Studio and Supply House in Vancouver, the firm acquired S.J. Thompson's glass negatives following his retirement to real estate. Between 1915 and 1925, Ernest A. Williams was co-proprietor with W.A. Shaw. Ernest Weeks was a department manager in 1912.
      Among the works the firm published was a souvenir view book, Vancouver, Western Canada's Hub of Commerce (Vancouver: Shaw Bros. Ltd., 1912).
    • IDENTIFYING MARKS: Print surface or negative may be numbered (e.g. T1290), indicating a S.J. Thompson negative, titled and marked "Shaw Bros Ltd".
    • FORMATS: Postcards.

  • Sources 
    1. [S45] COLLECTION: BVAA.
      As part of the S.J. Thompson negative collection.

    2. [S759] WRI26, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1926).
      Victoria: not listed

    3. [S793] HENVIC10, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1911), 360.
      Victoria: Shaw Bros., Art Photographers, Publishers and Photographic Supplies Retail Store 604 Broughton opp. Weiler Bros. Electrical and Novelty Advertising 584-586 Johnson Phone 1930

    4. [S797] HENVAN12, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1912), 1186.
      Vancouver: Shaw Brothers, Limited, Photographic Dealers, Wholesale and Retail Artists' Materials & Picture Framing, 610 Granville Phone Seymour 4845

    5. [S796] HENVIC12, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1912), 582.
      Victoria: Shaw Bros., Ltd., Archibald E. Shaw Mng Director, Photographic Dealers, Calendar Manufacturers and View Publishers, Office and Factory: 584-586 Johnson Phone 1930 Retail Store: 1004 Government St. Phone 2834 P. O. Box 850 Vancouver Wholesale and Retail Store, 610 Granville St. (See upper left corner cards)

    6. [S746] HENVAN13, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1913).
      Vancouver: not listed

    7. [S798] HENVIC13, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1913), 790.
      Victoria: Shaw Bros Ltd mgr photogrs 584 Johnson, retail store 1004 Government

    8. [S801] TREVIC14, (Victoria: Tregillus-Thompson Ltd., 1914), 839.
      Victoria: Shaw Bros (E A Williams) photogrs 549 Bastion

    9. [S745] HENVIC14, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1914), 654.
      Victoria: Shaw Bros., Commercial Photographers 549 Bastion Phone 1930

    10. [S802] HENVIC15, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1915), 523.
      Victoria: Shaw Bros E A Williams mgr photogr 549 Bastion

    11. [S803] HENVIC17, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1917), 520.
      Victoria: Shaw Bros (W A Shaw and E I [sic] Williams) photogrs 549 Bastion

    12. [S804] HENVIC18, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1918), 379.
      Victoria: Shaw Bros (E A Williams) coml photogrs 902 1/2 Government

    13. [S740] WRI18, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1918), 499.
      Victoria: Shaw Bros commercial photographers 904 Government street

    14. [S738] WRI19, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1919), 1152.
      Victoria: Shaw Bros E A Williams comm photographers 904 Govt

    15. [S805] HENVIC20, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1920), 471.
      Victoria: Shaw Bros E A Williams prop photogrs 904 Government

    16. [S739] WRI20, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1920), 1033.
      Victoria: Shaw Bros E A Williams prop comm photographers 904 Govt

    17. [S806] HENVIC21, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1921), 522.
      Victoria: Shaw Bros E A Williams prop photogras 708 Yates

    18. [S741] WRI21, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1921), 1098.
      Victoria: Shaw Bros E A Williams prop comm photographers 904 Government

    19. [S742] WRI22, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1922), 1118.
      Victoria: Shaw Bros E A Williams prop photographers 609 Yates

    20. [S809] WRI23, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1923), 1792.
      Victoria: Shaw Bros E A Williams prop photog 609 Yates

    21. [S757] WRI24, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1924), 1329.
      Victoria: Shaw Bros (E A Williams) photos 609 Yates

    22. [S758] WRI25, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1925), 1412.
      Victoria: Shaw Bros (E A Williams) photog 609 Yates

    23. [S303] Grant (2002), Peter Grant, (Victoria, B.C.: TouchWood Editions, 2002).