Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Bradbury, Charles[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, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43]

Male 1871 - 1950  (78 years)


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  • Name Bradbury, Charles 
    Born 25 Aug 1871  Northamptonshire, Eng., UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [44
    • On his marriage registration record he stated he was born in Hanly, Staffordshire, Eng.
    Gender Male 
    Marriage 5 Dec 1907  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [45
    Bride: Dorothy Allison 
    • He was residing in Vancouver when married and his occupation was telegrapher.
    Business Address/Year 1916, 1918  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address undetermined 
    Died 25 Apr 1950  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [44
    Cremated 28 Apr 1950  Vancouver Crematorium, Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [44
    Person ID I2211  Camera Workers | B, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 14 Aug 2021 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Amateur; Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Originally from Great Britain, Bradbury emigrated to Canada from Borneo in 1888. A telegrapher, he photographed throughout the Vancouver region as well as along the Sunshine Coast. Peter Grant's book on Vancouver Island postcard photographers notes that he worked at San Mateo Bay (Barkley Sound) beginning in Dec 1902, then supervised at Cape Lazo near Comox starting in 1908, and moved to another station on the Sechelt Peninsula (Sunshine Coast) in 1913.
      In the late 1910s and 1920s, his wife Dorothy worked as a school teacher.
      According to his death registration record he was a commercial photographer who had practiced for 20 years and had last worked at his trade in 1935. The business directories tell a different story, however, in that he worked continuously as a telegraph operator in Vancouver from 1922 to at least 1935. He was only ever listed as a photographer in the business directories in 1916 and 1918. The business directories also show him residing in Vancouver in 1907, 1913 and more or less continuously beginning in 1915.
      Online sources also indicate Charles Bradbury (I suspect it was his wife behind the scenes) was involved in the printing of a chapbook in the 1920s and a limited edition of All Creatures Great and Small in 1931 illustrated with linoblock prints by Vancouver artist Ross Anthony Lort.
    • IDENTIFYING MARKS: Postcard recto (image) numbered, titled and captioned "Photo. by C. Bradbury" or print surface may be numbered, titled and captioned "Photograph by C. Bradbury".
    • 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., 1908, 1911.
      Comox

    4. [S722] Census of Canada 1911.
      Province of BC, District no. 8, Enumeration district no. 3 in Comox, p. 5, line 9

    5. [S917] Census of Canada 1921.
      Province of BC, District no. 13, Enumeration sub-district no. 11 in Vancouver, p. 6, line 3

    6. [S787] HENVAN06, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1906).
      Vancouver: not listed

    7. [S788] HENVAN07, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1907), 325.
      Vancouver: Bradbury Charles rms 304 Cordova W
      Vancouver: Bradbury C. operator C. P. R. telegraphs

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

    9. [S792] PROVI09, (Victoria: Provincial Publishing, 1909), 103.
      Comox: Bradbury Chas. agent Dominion wireless [Wireless] Telegraphs

    10. [S732] HEN10, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1910), 354.
      Comox: Bradbury Charles telegrapher and agt Dominion Express

    11. [S793] HENVIC10, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1911), 422.
      Comox: Bradbury Charles telegrapher and agt Dominion Express

    12. [S796] HENVIC12, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1912), 683.
      Comox: Bradbury Charles telegrapher and agt Dominion Express

    13. [S746] HENVAN13, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1913), 631.
      Vancouver: Bradbury C clk C P R

    14. [S798] HENVIC13, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1913).
      Comox: not listed

    15. [S747] HENVAN14, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1914).
      Vancouver: not listed

    16. [S748] HENVAN15, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1915), 509.
      Vancouver: Bradbury Chas tel opr h 1155 Melville

    17. [S749] HENVAN16, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1916), 501.
      Vancouver: Bradbury Chas photogr h 1155 Melville

    18. [S750] HENVAN17, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1917), 382.
      Vancouver: Bradbury Chas h 1155 Melville

    19. [S751] HENVAN18, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1918), 397.
      Vancouver: Bradbury Chas photogr h 1155 Melville

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

    21. [S752] HENVAN19, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1919).
      Vancouver: not listed

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

    23. [S753] HENVAN20, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1920).
      Vancouver: not listed

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

    25. [S754] HENVAN21, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1921), 472.
      Vancouver: Bradbury Chas h 2195 W 14th
      Vancouver: Bradbury Mrs D tchr Franklin Schl r 2195 W 14th

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

    27. [S755] HENVAN22, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1922), 506.
      Vancouver: Bradbury Chas tel opr h 2095 [i.e. 2195] W 14th
      Vancouver: Bradbury Mrs D tchr Kitsilano Schl r 2195 W 14th

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

    29. [S756] HENVAN23, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1923), 485.
      Vancouver: Bradbury Chas h 2195 W 14th

    30. [S809] WRI23, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1923), 971.
      Vancouver: Bradbury Chas w-less opr h 2195 14th av W

    31. [S757] WRI24, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1924), 647.
      Vancouver: Bradbury Chas telg opr h 2195 14th av W

    32. [S758] WRI25, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1925), 683.
      Vancouver: Bradbury Chas telg opr h 2195 W 14

    33. [S759] WRI26, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1926), 733.
      Vancouver: Bradbury Chas wireless opr h 2195 W 14

    34. [S760] WRI27, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1927), 769.
      Vancouver: Bradbury Chas tel opr r 2195 W 14

    35. [S761] WRI28, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1928), 894.
      Vancouver: Bradbury Chas tel opr h 2195 W 14

    36. [S762] WRI29, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1929), 742.
      Vancouver: Bradbury Chas wireless opr h 2195 W 14

    37. [S763] WRI30, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1930), 732.
      Vancouver: Bradbury Chas wireless opr h 2195 W 14

    38. [S764] WRI31, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1931), 682.
      Vancouver: Bradbury Chas teleg opr h 1215 E 62

    39. [S765] WRI32, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1932), 664.
      Vancouver: Bradbury Chas h 2195 W 14

    40. [S766] WRIVAN33, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1933), 202.
      Vancouver: Bradbury Chas h 2195 W 14

    41. [S768] SUN34, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1934), 824.
      Vancouver: Bradbury Chas (Dorothy) h 2195 W 14

    42. [S769] SUN35, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1935), 883.
      Vancouver: Bradbury Chas (Dorothy) teleg opr h 2195 W 14

    43. [S946] Vancouver As It Was (Web site), Murray Maisey.
      "The Gifted Mr. Bradbury"
      URL (accessed 14 Aug 2021): https://vanasitwas.wordpress.com/2015/11/16/the-gifted-mr-bradbury/

    44. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Registration no. 1950-09-004438 (microfilm B13204); digital facsimile URL (accessed 14 Aug 2021): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/d0d0d087-1d04-4675-84e1-5d31b1da7491

    45. [S670] BVIPA marriage registration.
      Registration no. 1907-09-053949 (microfilm B11373); digital facsimile URL (accessed 14 Aug 2021): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/2628b44c-c1c5-4e3f-963b-32420f551552