Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Caple, Norman

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Male 1866 - 1911  (45 years)

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  • Name Caple, Norman 
    Born 1866  Bristol, Eng., UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Marriage 1892  Eng., UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [23, 24
    Bride: Florence Kate Le Grix Akerman 
    Business Address/Year 1892-1893  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    302 Cordova St.
    Trueman and Caple
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1893  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    807 Homer St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1894  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    805 Homer St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1894-Mar 1896  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    329 Hastings St.
    Norman Caple and Company
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1895-1896  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    828 Hamilton St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1897  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    539 Howe St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year Mar 1896-Mar 1900  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    517 Hastings St. (Ogle Block)
    Norman Caple and Company
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1898-1901  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    1025 Nelson St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1902  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    544 Granville St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year Mar 1900-1904  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    546 Granville St.
    Norman Caple and Company
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1905  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    540 Granville St.
    Norman Caple and Company
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1906-1910  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    681 Granville St.
    Norman Caple and Company
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Home Address/Year 1903-1911  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    1434 Beach Ave.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Buried 1911  Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 13 May 1911  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [25
    Association Trueman and Caple (Relationship: Partner) 
    Association Norman Caple and Company (Relationship: Owner) 
    Person ID I292  Camera Workers | C, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 18 Aug 2021 

  • Photos
    Trueman and Caple portrait of Norman Caple, ca. 1890.
    Trueman and Caple portrait of Norman Caple, ca. 1890.
    City of Vancouver Archives reference code AM1376-: CVA 159-2

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Caple is supposed to have arrived in Canada in 1888 where he met R.H. Trueman through relatives or friends. The two men formed a partnership and had set up headquarters in Vancouver by 1890. After Trueman and Caple had been dissolved towards the end of 1893, both men continued in the photographic business as N. Caple and Company and R.H. Trueman and Company. Caple seems to have given up advertising himself as a photographer by 1897.

      He resumed marketing photographs, either his own or those he purchased or contracted out, under his own name and that of Norman Caple and Company in the early 1900s.

      Married in England in 1892 to Florence Kate Le Grix Akerman (1867-1950), the couple had four sons. He was an active YMCA member and frequently gave lantern slide entertainments there and elsewhere in the early 1890s. Coincidentally, both Trueman and Caple died the same year. Norman and Florence Caple are buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver.

      Among the kinds of photographs he produced were postcards.
    • IDENTIFYING MARKS: "N. Caple & Co., Photo., Vancouver, B.C." on negative; many negatives numbered and captioned from Caple's partnership in Trueman and Caple.
    • FORMATS: Postcards.

  • Sources 
    1. [S45] COLLECTION: BVAA.
      Glass negatives and prints

    2. [S339] Voters List, (Victoria, B.C.: Province of British Columbia, 1874-), Ref. NW 324.1 B862., 1900.
      Vancouver

    3. [S30] WIL92, (Victoria, B.C.: R.T. Williams, 1892), 1013b.
      Vancouver: Trueman & Caple photographers 302 Cordova
      Vancouver: not listed under Caple

    4. [S32] WIL93, Williams' B.C. Directory Co., comp., (Victoria, B.C.: Printed by the Victoria Printing Company, 1893), 736.
      Vancouver: Caple N photographer 302 Cordova res 807 Homer

    5. [S33] WIL94, Williams' B.C. Directory Co., comp., (Victoria, B.C.: Williams' B.C. Directory Co., 1894), 478.
      Vancouver: Caple Norman (Trueman & Caple) 302 Cordova res 805 Homer

    6. [S34] WIL95, (Victoria, B.C.: Williams' B.C. Directory Co., 1895), 540.
      Vancouver: Caple Norman stationer and photographer 329 Hastings W res 828 Hamilton

    7. [S35] HOD96, (Vancouver, B.C.: Hodgson and Co., 1896), 114.
      Vancouver: Caple N, Caple, N & Co 828 Hamilton

    8. [S36] HEN97, (Victoria, B.C.: Henderson Publishing Co., 1897), 602.
      Vancouver: Caple Norman of N. Caple & Co h 539 Homer

    9. [S38] HEN98, (Victoria, B.C.: Henderson Publishing Co., 1898), 533.
      Vancouver: Caple Norman of N. Caple & Co h 1025 Nelson

    10. [S40] WIL99, Williams, R.T., comp., (Victoria, B.C.: Province Publishing Co., 1899), 590.
      Vancouver: Caple Norman of Norman Caple & Co 517 Hastings st W [h] 1025 Nelson st

    11. [S733] GRE99, (Vancouver, BC: Rowland E. Green, [1900]), 126.
      Vancouver: Caple Norman of N Caple & Co 517 Hastings [h] 1025 Nelson tel 602

    12. [S39] HEN99, (Victoria, B.C.: Henderson Publishing Co., 1899), 637.
      Vancouver: Caple Norman of N. Caple & Co. h 1025 Nelson

    13. [S41] HEN00, (Victoria, B.C.: Henderson Publishing Co., 1900), 715.
      Vancouver Streets: 1025 Nelson Caple, Norman
      Vancouver: not listed in Vancouver alphabetic section

    14. [S42] HEN01, (Victoria, B.C.: Henderson Publishing Co., 1901), 648.
      Vancouver: Caple Norman of Norman Caple & Co. h 1025 Nelson

    15. [S781] HEN02, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1902), 626.
      Vancouver: Caple Norman of Norman Caple & Co. h 544 Granville

    16. [S782] HEN03, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1903), 643.
      Vancouver: Caple Norman of Norman Caple & Co. h 1434 Beach ave.

    17. [S786] HENVAN05, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1905), 204.
      Vancouver: Caple Norman of Norman Caple & Co h 1434 Beach ave.

    18. [S698] HENVAN10, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1910), 606.
      Vancouver: Caple Norman (Norman Caple & Co), Res. 1434 Beach Ave., Phone L1528

    19. [S795] HENVAN11, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1911), 546.
      Vancouver: Caple Norman mgr Smith Premier Typewriter Co 717 Robson h 1434 Beach Ave

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

    21. [S666] BVIPA archival records.
      GR-1415, probate file no. 1913

    22. [S666] BVIPA archival records.
      Kenneth Caple interview, TAPE 3939:1

    23. [S627] (Vancouver) World, (Vancouver: World), 1, 13 Jun 1892.
      Marriage

    24. [S650] (Vancouver) Province, 5 Sep 1950.
      Florence Caple obit.

    25. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Registration no. 1911-09-130365 (microfilm reel B13098)