Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Wadds Brothers

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  • Name Wadds Brothers  
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year Nov 1892-Apr 1896  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    518 Cordova St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year Apr 1896-1897  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    45 Cordova St.
    Sullivan Block
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1898  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    68 Cordova St.
    Sullivan Block, room 5
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1898  Brooklyn, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Business Address/Year Nov 1897-1900  Nelson, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Victoria St.
    corner of Stanley
    Nelson, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1899-1901  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    45 Cordova St.
    Sullivan Block
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1901-1903  Nelson, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    West Baker St.
    near Steele
    Nelson, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1904-1905  Nelson, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    West Baker St.
    near Ward
    Nelson, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1905  Phoenix, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Martin Block
    Phoenix, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1905  Grand Forks, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • According to one ad he was working out of J.H. Blome's former studio. Blome had died in Feb 1902.
    Business Address/Year 1902-1912  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    337 West Hastings Street
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Association Bart, C.W. (Relationship: Employee) 
    Association Fewster, Eva Mary (Relationship: Retoucher) 
    Association Vancouver Arts and Crafts Association (Relationship: Member) 
    Association Wadds, David (Relationship: Partner) 
    Association Wadds, George Thomas (Relationship: Partner) 
    Association Medlock, Eva Saville (Relationship: Retoucher) 
    Association Kay, Julius Alfred (Relationship: Employee) 
    Association Conran, Mildred Mary Margaret (Relationship: Retoucher) 
    Association Bird, Harry Edward (Relationship: Photographer) 
    Association Calder, Walter Hughes (Relationship: Photographer) 
    Person ID I365  Camera Workers | W, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2021 

  • Photos
    C.E. Bloomfield photographed in the Wadds Brothers' Vancouver studio, likely a wedding portrait, ca. 1902.
    C.E. Bloomfield photographed in the Wadds Brothers' Vancouver studio, likely a wedding portrait, ca. 1902.
    His wife, Miss Evelyn Pavier, was also photographed around the same time (BVIPA, call no. I-46811). Image courtesy of BC Archives, Visual Records call no. I-46810.

    Documents
    Wadds Brothers' ad, <i>World</i> (Vancouver), 1892 12 02.
    Wadds Brothers' ad, World (Vancouver), 1892 12 02.
    Wadds Brothers' ad, <i>World</i> (Vancouver), 1892 12 20.
    Wadds Brothers' ad, World (Vancouver), 1892 12 20.
    Wadds Brothers ad, <i>Phoenix Pioneer</i>, 24 May 1902, p. 4.
    Wadds Brothers ad, Phoenix Pioneer, 24 May 1902, p. 4.
    Wadds Brothers news item, <i>Evening Sun</i> (Grand Forks), 14 Apr 1905, p. 2.
    Wadds Brothers news item, Evening Sun (Grand Forks), 14 Apr 1905, p. 2.
    Wadds Brothers news item, <i>Evening Sun</i> (Grand Forks), 5 May 1905, p. 1.
    Wadds Brothers news item, Evening Sun (Grand Forks), 5 May 1905, p. 1.
    Wadds Brothers news item, <i>Phoenix Pioneer</i>, 24 May 1902, p. 1.
    Wadds Brothers news item, Phoenix Pioneer, 24 May 1902, p. 1.

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Studio.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Established by David and G.T. Wadds about Nov 1892, the firm operated branches in Nelson (David) and Brooklyn. A sister to David and G.T., Mrs. Agnes Mount, worked as a clerk for the firm in the 1900s. The business was primarily portrait taking and was last listed in Nelson in the 1905 business directory and in Vancouver in the 1912 business directory. The Wadds Brothers Vancouver studio was destroyed by fire in 1912.
    • IDENTIFYING MARKS: "Wadds Bros. Vancouver, B.C." or "Wadds Bros. Vancouver & Nelson, B.C." on front of print mount.
    • REFERENCES: WIL93; WIL94; WIL95; HOD96; HEN97; WIL97; HEN98; HEN99; WIL99; HEN00; World, 1892 11 26/1, 1896 03 10/8, 1896 06 (souvenir ed.): 49-52; News-Advertiser, 1897 11 23/8.

  • Sources 
    1. [S134] COLLECTION: BVA.

    2. [S45] COLLECTION: BVAA.

    3. [S46] COLLECTION: BVIPA.

    4. [S42] HEN01, (Victoria, B.C.: Henderson Publishing Co., 1901), 423 and 797.
      p. 423: Nelson
      p. 797: Vancouver

    5. [S781] HEN02, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1902), 407 and 779.
      p. 407: Nelson
      p. 779: Vancouver

    6. [S782] HEN03, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1903), 410 and 833.
      p. 410: Nelson
      p. 833: Vancouver

    7. [S783] HEN04, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1904), 426, 815 and 891.
      p. 426: Nelson: Wadds Bros., (David and George T.), photographers, Baker, near Ward
      p. 815: Vancouver: Mount Mrs A. clerk Wadds Bros. h 878 Hornby
      p. 891: Vancouver

    8. [S786] HENVAN05, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1905), 464.
      Vancouver

    9. [S785] HEN05, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1905), 392 and 557.
      p. 392: Nelson
      p. 557: Vancouver

    10. [S698] HENVAN10, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1910), 1201.
      Vancouver

    11. [S732] HEN10, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1910), 1274.
      Vancouver
      Nelson: not listed

    12. [S797] HENVAN12, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1912), 1283.
      Vancouver

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