Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Anderson, Robert W.[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1831 -

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  • Name Anderson, Robert W. 
    Birth 1831 
    Gender Male 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1862  Toronto, ON Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Toronto, ON
    • Established Toronto studio ca. 1862.
    Business Address/Year Aug 1887  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    500 Cordova St.
    White Swan Hotel
    Vancouver, BC
    • Died after 1897?
    Person ID I332  Camera Workers | A, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 18 Dec 2016 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial (visit).
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Established in Toronto about 1862 as a portrait and landscape photographer, Anderson called his studio the Pantechnetheca Gallery. While visiting in Vancouver he stayed at the White Swan Hotel.

      His ad read:
      "Views and groups taken to order, cheap and good, by R.W. Anderson, photographer from Toronto, for a few days only...."

  • Sources 
    1. [S22] Draper, Thomas, comp., WIL89, (Victoria, B.C.: R.T. Williams, 1889).
      Listing for White Swan Hotel.

    2. [S626] (Vancouver) News-Advertiser, (Vancouver: News-Advertiser), 24 Aug 1887, 1.
      col. 5.

    3. [S378] Lilly Koltun, Koltun (1978), (History of Photography (July 1978):249-63), 258-259.

    4. [S379] Lilly Koltun, Koltun (1980), (Ottawa: Public Archives of Canada, 1980), 85.