Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Bliss, Henry Anson[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1862 -

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  • Name Bliss, Henry Anson 
    Birth 9 Jul 1862  Compton, PQ Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Gender Male 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) Oct 1897  BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1897-1901  Dawson, YT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I407  Camera Workers | B, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2017 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Amateur.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: An accountant, he accompanied Minister of the Interior, Clifford Sifton, and Major James Walsh, administrator of the Yukon district, on a trip to the Yukon in 1897. Thomas Dufferin Pattullo, later Premier of British Columbia, was also a member of this group and referred to Bliss's photographic efforts twice in letters to his father.
      In the 1901 Dawson business directory, H.A. Bliss is listed as "asst license inspector" . Identified in two photographs as "Capt. Bliss" (Yukon Archives photo no. 401 and 2056). In the former he is seated in front of the Mining Inspector's cabin, Caribou Village, Dominion Creek, 1900; in the latter a group of men are watching gold ingots being poured with Capt. Bliss seated wearing a brim hat and smoking a cigarette, 1900.
      Photographs taken by Bliss were published in Green (1982).

  • Sources 
    1. [S666] BVIPA archival records.
      George Robson Pattullo papers, MS-1188, letters dated 18 Nov 1897 11 and 5 Dec 1897.

    2. [S647] Census of Canada 1901.

    3. [S680] Dawson City Directory (1901), (1901).

    4. [S307] Lewis Green, Green (1982), (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 1982).

    5. [S968] (Web site).
      Toni's Family History [Toni Eyvonne Beacraft]; URL (accessed 23 Feb 2017):