Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Blome, John Henry

Blome, John Henry[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13]

Male 1855 - 1902  (47 years)

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  • Name Blome, John Henry 
    • VARIANT: Blome, J. W.
    Born 1855  Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year 1895  Fairview, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Itinerant 
    Business Address/Year 1895  Camp McKinney, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Itinerant 
    Business Address/Year 1895  Boundary Falls, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Itinerant 
    Business Address/Year 1895  Grand Forks, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Itinerant 
    • In his 20 May 1895 Midway Advance ad, Grand Forks is referred to by his earliest name, Grand Prairie.
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1895-1896  Ashcroft, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Business Address/Year Aug-Sep 1896  Golden, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [15, 16
    Itinerant 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) Sep 1896  Canmore, AB Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Possibly the same person as J.H. Blome of BC 
    Business Address/Year Apr 1897  Revelstoke, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    Itinerant 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) Nov 1898  Kamloops, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Business Address/Year 1895, 1899  Midway, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Itinerant 
    Business Address/Year Jun 1899  Cascade, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    Itinerant 
    Business Address/Year 1900  Phoenix, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Itinerant 
    • In addition to a visit in late Jun and early Jul 1900, he also visited Phoenix in Oct 1900.
    Business Address/Year 1899-Feb 1902  Grand Forks, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Bridge St.
    Grand Forks, BC
    Canada 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1890s  Vernon, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1890s  Clinton, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1890s  Nicola Valley, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Itinerant 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1890s  Okanagan Valley, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Itinerant 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1890s  Barkerville, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Itinerant 
    Died 25 Feb 1902  Grand Forks, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    Buried 26 Feb 1902  Grand Forks, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Association Blane, H. (Relationship: Variant name?) 
    Person ID I408  Camera Workers | B, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 8 Nov 2021 

  • Photos
    J.H. Blome (Ashcroft) ID, ca. 1895-1896.
    J.H. Blome (Ashcroft) ID, ca. 1895-1896.

    Documents
    J.H. Blome, Ashcroft, ad, Midway <i>The Advance</i>, 20 May 1895, p. 2.
    J.H. Blome, Ashcroft, ad, Midway The Advance, 20 May 1895, p. 2.
    The ad notes the places throughout the Boundary country at which he will stop to take photographs.
    J.H. Blome news item, Midway <i>Advance</i>, 17 Jun 1895, p. 3.
    J.H. Blome news item, Midway Advance, 17 Jun 1895, p. 3.
    About his visit to Ashcroft and photography.
    J.H. Blome news item, <i>Cascade Record</i>, 17 Jun 1899, p. 4.
    J.H. Blome news item, Cascade Record, 17 Jun 1899, p. 4.
    J.H. Blome news, Grand Forks <i>Evening Sun</i>, 11 Mar 1902, p. 2.
    J.H. Blome news, Grand Forks Evening Sun, 11 Mar 1902, p. 2.
    The newspaper recognizes the loss of the city's only photographer.
    J.H. Blome news, Grand Forks <i>Evening Sun</i>, 5 Apr 1902, p. 2.
    J.H. Blome news, Grand Forks Evening Sun, 5 Apr 1902, p. 2.
    A Grand Forks drugstore owner, H.E. Woodland, purchased the Blome negatives and prints and offered to print on demand any photo not already in stock.

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He operated as a photographer in Ashcroft in the 1895-1896 period and appeared in Kamloops for a short time beginning in Nov 1898. He also worked in Clinton and travelled throughout the Okanagan and Nicola valleys. Dempsey shows a Blome working as an itinerant in Canmore in Sep 1896. Blome's obituary called him "an artist of more than average ability." Another obituary noted he was 47 years old, a native of Germany and unmarried.
      The Wadds Brothers (David Wadds) used Blome's former studio space in Grand Forks as late as 1905.
    • IDENTIFYING MARKS: "J. H. Blome, Ashcroft, B.C." or "J. H. Blome, Clinton, B.C." on either front or verso of print mounts.

  • Sources 
    1. [S46] COLLECTION: BVIPA.

    2. [S142] COLLECTION: BVMA.
      Frank Barrett collection, accession Number: 1971.039.001, picture ID: 642

    3. [S134] COLLECTION: BVA.

    4. [S31] MER96, (Victoria, B.C.: T.R. Cusack, printer, 1896).

    5. [S41] HEN00, (Victoria, B.C.: Henderson Publishing Co., 1900).

    6. [S42] HEN01, (Victoria, B.C.: Henderson Publishing Co., 1901), 313.
      Grand Forks: Blome John Henry photographer Bridge

    7. [S781] HEN02, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1902).
      Grand Forks: not listed

    8. [S664] (Kamloops) Sentinel, 4, 4 Nov 1898.

    9. [S664] (Kamloops) Sentinel, 4, 30 Dec 1898.

    10. [S971] Phoenix Pioneer and Boundary Mining Journal, 4, 30 Jun 1900.
      "In the Local Field. ... J.H. Blome, photographer, of Grand Forks, will be in town Saturday, Sunday and Monday...."

    11. [S683] Grand Forks News, 6, 15 Feb 1902.

    12. [S683] Grand Forks News, 3, 01 Mar 1902.
      Obituary

    13. [S684] Ross (2000), Ross, Nicole, (Barkerville Historic Town, BC: Cariboo Sentinel II, 2000), 6.

    14. [S947] Open Collections (UBC Library and Archives) (Web site), 2, 26 Feb 1902.
      Evening Sun (Grand Forks and Columbia)
      Obit.

    15. [S810] (Golden) Golden Era, (Golden: Golden Era Pub. Co., 1893-1902), 1, 15 Aug 1896.
      "J.H. Blome, photographer, has pitched his tent in our midst and is doing a rushing business."

    16. [S810] (Golden) Golden Era, (Golden: Golden Era Pub. Co., 1893-1902), 1, 19 Sep 1896.
      "J.H. Blome, photographer, was in town for a couple of days this week."

    17. [S8] Dempsey (1978), Dempsey, Hugh, (Calgary: Glenbow-Alberta Institute, 1978).

    18. [S947] Open Collections (UBC Library and Archives) (Web site), 4, 10 Apr 1897.
      Revelstoke Herald
      Arrived and stayed at Columbia House, a hotel.

    19. [S947] Open Collections (UBC Library and Archives) (Web site), 1, 10 Jun 1899.
      Cascade Record
      "J.H. Blome, photographer, of Grand Forks, has been taking some excellent views in Cascade this week, including several of the cascades. He will be in town again shortly and remain for some little time."

    20. [S683] Grand Forks News, 3, 1 Mar 1902.
      Obituary