Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Baker, Sydney Hiram[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]

Male 1879 - 1948  (68 years)


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  • Name Baker, Sydney Hiram 
    • VARIANT NAMES: Baker, S.H.; Baker, Sidney H.
    Born 8 Dec 1879  Eng., UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [27
    • On his first marriage registration record he gave his age as 29, his occupation as contractor and place of birth as Sydney, Australia. On his second marriage registration record he gave his age as 56, occupation as farmer and place of birth as England.
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year 1907?-1913?  Glacier, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage 19 Nov 1906  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [28
    Bride: Elizabeth Simpson Walker 
    Business Address/Year 1918-1923  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    610 Granville St.
    Camera and Arts
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Marriage 7 Dec 1936  Burnaby, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [29
    Bride: Adelaide Lucille Rawson 
    Died 29 Sep 1948  Burnaby, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [27
    Buried 2 Oct 1948  Ocean View Cemetery, Burnaby, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [27
    Association Camera and Arts (Relationship: Photographer; Clerk; Bookkeeper) 
    Person ID I1898  Camera Workers | B, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2021 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Primarily known as a postcard photographer, he lived in Glacier, BC, as early as 1907 when he applied to the BC government for a special timber license. When he married in Vancouver in 1906 he gave his residence as Banff, AB, and occupation as contractor. His bride lived in Glacier. After returning to Vancouver in the 1910s, he appears to have retained a connection with Glacier through guiding work and employment by the Canadian Pacific Railway. By 1918 he was listed in the business directory as a photographer for Camera and Arts, then as a bookkeeper and clerk. The 1924 business directory lists him as a bookseller from which he retired in 1928 according to his death registration record.
    • IDENTIFYING MARKS: Verso of postcard may be marked "S.H. Baker, Glacier, B.C." or "S.H. Baker, Publisher, Glacier, B.C. No. 519".
    • FORMATS: Postcards.

  • Sources 
    1. [S9] COLLECTION: ABA.
      Postcard

    2. [S1116] Peel's Prairie Provinces (Web site), (Edmonton: University of Alberta Libraries).
      Postcards

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

    4. [S889] BC Gazette, (Victoria, BC: Province of BC), 4626, 25 Jul 1907.
      "Timber Licenses. Golden Land District. District of North-East Kootenay. Take notice that Sydney H. Baker, of Glacier, B.C., Merchant, intends to apply for a special timber license...."

    5. [S785] HEN05, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1905).
      Glacier: not listed

    6. [S732] HEN10, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1910).
      Glacier: not listed

    7. [S795] HENVAN11, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1911).
      Vancouver: not listed

    8. [S797] HENVAN12, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1912).
      Vancouver: not listed

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

    10. [S747] HENVAN14, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1914), 626.
      Vancouver: Baker Sydney H guide h 2232 Wall

    11. [S748] HENVAN15, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1915), 478.
      Vancouver: Baker Sydney H emp C P R h 2232 Wall

    12. [S749] HENVAN16, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1916), 473.
      Vancouver: Baker Sidney [sic] H h 2305 Trinity

    13. [S750] HENVAN17, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1917), 356.
      Vancouver: Baker Sidney [sic] H h 2305 Trinity

    14. [S751] HENVAN18, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1918), 368.
      Vancouver: Baker Sidney [sic] H photogr Camera & Arts h 2305 Trinity

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

    16. [S752] HENVAN19, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1919), 376.
      Vancouver: Baker Sidney [sic] H photogr Camera & Arts h 2305 Trinity

    17. [S738] WRI19, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1919), 647.
      Vancouver: Baker Sidney [sic] photographer Camera & Arts Ltd 610 Granville

    18. [S753] HENVAN20, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1920), 396.
      Vancouver: Baker Sidney [sic] H emp Camera & Arts h 2305 Trinity

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

    20. [S754] HENVAN21, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1921), 434.
      Vancouver: Baker Sidney H bkpr Camera & Arts Ltd h 2305 Trinity

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

    22. [S755] HENVAN22, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1922), 467.
      Vancouver: Baker Sidney H bkpr Camera & Arts h 2305 Trinity

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

    24. [S756] HENVAN23, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1923), 438.
      Vancouver: Baker Sidney [sic] H with Camera & Arts h 2305 Trinity

    25. [S809] WRI23, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1923), 907.
      Vancouver: Baker Sydney H clk Camera & Arts h 2305 Trinity

    26. [S757] WRI24, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1924), 599.
      Vancouver: Baker Sidney [sic] H books 855 Granville h 2305 Trinity

    27. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Registration no. 1948-09-009148 (microfilm B13198); digital facsimile URL (accessed 13 Mar 2021): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/9b05f931-f144-42a6-839a-b4e9d55abe5b

    28. [S670] BVIPA marriage registration.
      Registration no. 1906-09-052337 (microfilm B11373); digital facsimile URL (accessed 13 Mar 2021): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/d0ea3a19-5fa7-45d6-bb44-40dadd0c31aa

    29. [S670] BVIPA marriage registration.
      Registration no. 1936-09-441851 (microfilm B13772); digital facsimile URL (accessed 13 Mar 2021): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/d425b69f-29f8-4f55-b018-79b591b17406