Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Maynard, Hannah Hatherly[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23]

Female 1834 - 1918  (84 years)


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  • Name Maynard, Hannah Hatherly 
    Born 17 Jan 1834  Bude, Cornwall, Eng., UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Business Address/Year 1892-1906?  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    renumbered to 715 or 717 Pandora Avenue ca. 1907 
    Address:
    41 Pandora Ave.
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1862?-1874  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Johnson St.
    corner of Douglas St.
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1874-1892  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Douglas St.
    corner of Johnson St.
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1901-1903  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    41 1/2 Pandora Avenue
    Maynard Building
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1904-1905  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    45 1/2 Yates Street
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1908  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    715 Pandora Avenue
    Maynard Building
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1909-1912  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    717 Pandora Avenue
    Maynard Building
    Victoria, BC
    Canada 
    Buried 18? May 1918  Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [24
    Died 15 May 1918  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [24
    Association Maynard, Richard (Relationship: Spouse) 
    Association Maynard Albert Hatherly (Relationship: Mother) 
    Association Rappertie, Arthur Stewart (Relationship: Employer) 
    Association Hendricks, Nicholas Herman (Relationship: Employer) 
    Association Macdonald, Emma (Relationship: Mother) 
    Association Macdonald, Emma (Relationship: Employee?) 
    Association Dally, Frederick (Relationship: Undefined) 
    Association Macdonald, Maynard Forbes (Relationship: Grandson) 
    Person ID I434  Camera Workers | M, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 20 Jun 2021 

  • Photos
    Mrs. R. Maynard, Artist, stamp on bottom of mounted photograph taken by Richard Maynard at Wrangel, Alaska, 1879 06 14
    Mrs. R. Maynard, Artist, stamp on bottom of mounted photograph taken by Richard Maynard at Wrangel, Alaska, 1879 06 14
    Photographer Richard Maynard with his field camera.
    Photographer Richard Maynard with his field camera.
    Photographed in his wife's (Hannah Hatherly Maynard) studio. Image courtesy of BC Archives, Visual Records call no. F-06336.
    Hannah and Richard Maynard's adjoining businesses, Douglas and Johnson streets, Victoria.
    Hannah and Richard Maynard's adjoining businesses, Douglas and Johnson streets, Victoria.
    Richard relocated his boot and shoe business from Fort Street to this location around May 1874. Image courtesy of BC Archives, Visual Records call no. A-00853 (HP001820).
    Hannah (Mrs. R.) Maynard's first studio, Johnson St. (left side), Victoria.
    Hannah (Mrs. R.) Maynard's first studio, Johnson St. (left side), Victoria.
    Image courtesy of BC Archives, Visual Records call no. C-09031.
    Hannah and Richard Maynard's camera float on Pandora Avenue for a Victoria parade.
    Hannah and Richard Maynard's camera float on Pandora Avenue for a Victoria parade.
    Image courtesy of BC Archives, Visual Records call no. F-05137.
    Maynard Building, Pandora Avenue, Victoria.
    Maynard Building, Pandora Avenue, Victoria.
    A stereo photograph, this building housed Richard's boot and shoe business and Hannah's portrait studio. Image courtesy of BC Archives, Visual Records call no. G-04812.
    Maynard building, Pandora Avenue, Victoria, interior.
    Maynard building, Pandora Avenue, Victoria, interior.
    Richard Maynard on the left. The stereographoscope, used for viewing stereographs and mounted single photographs, seen on the left in BC Archives, Visual Records call no. C-08996, is visible in this photo. Image courtesy of BC Archives, Visual Records call no. C-08870.
    Maynard building, Pandora Avenue, Victoria, interior.
    Maynard building, Pandora Avenue, Victoria, interior.
    The stereographoscope, used for viewing stereographs and mounted single photographs, seen on the left in BC Archives, Visual Records call no. C-08870, is visible in this photo. Image courtesy of BC Archives, Visual Records call no. C-08996.

    Documents
    Mrs. R. Maynard cartouche from the verso of a mounted photograph, ca. 1893.
    Mrs. R. Maynard cartouche from the verso of a mounted photograph, ca. 1893.
    Image courtesy of BC Archives, Visual Records catalogue no. HP000235.
    Mrs. R. Maynard cartouche from verso of a mounted photograph, 1879 08 20.
    Mrs. R. Maynard cartouche from verso of a mounted photograph, 1879 08 20.
    The photograph depicts the SS Princess Louise side-paddle steamer docked at Comox. Image courtesy of BC Archives, Visual Records catalogue no. HP000404.
    Mrs. R. Maynard cartouche from the verso of a mounted photograph.
    Mrs. R. Maynard cartouche from the verso of a mounted photograph.
    From a private collection.
    Mrs. R. Maynard cartouche from the verso of a mounted photograph.
    Mrs. R. Maynard cartouche from the verso of a mounted photograph.
    From a private collection.
    Mrs. R. Maynard's ad, <i>Colonist</i> (Victoria), 1874 10 23.
    Mrs. R. Maynard's ad, Colonist (Victoria), 1874 10 23.
    Mrs. R. Maynard marketed photographs of the 1868 <i>Fanny</i> shipwreck taken on 24 Mar 1868.
    Mrs. R. Maynard marketed photographs of the 1868 Fanny shipwreck taken on 24 Mar 1868.
    Although the newspaper claimed they were taken by her, they were likely taken by her husband Richard, Colonist, 1868 03 25/3.
    Mrs. R. Maynard's 'Gems of British Columbia' newspaper notice.
    Mrs. R. Maynard's "Gems of British Columbia" newspaper notice.
    Colonist (Victoria), 1881 12 25/3.
    Detail from fire insurance plan showing the Maynard Building, 715-717 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, 1911-1913.
    Detail from fire insurance plan showing the Maynard Building, 715-717 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, 1911-1913.

    Headstones
    Hannah Maynard's gravestone closeup, Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, BC.
    Hannah Maynard's gravestone closeup, Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, BC.
    Hannah Maynard's gravestone base, Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, BC.
    Hannah Maynard's gravestone base, Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, BC.
    Hannah Maynard's gravestone, Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, BC.
    Hannah Maynard's gravestone, Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, BC.

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Married in 1852 to Richard Maynard, she emigrated to the Colony of Vancouver Island with her family in 1862. Although no direct evidence has been located, it is believed she opened Mrs. R. Maynard's Photographic Gallery the same year. Primarily a portrait photographer, she boasted upon her retirement in 1912 of having photographed just about everyone who passed through Victoria. She and Richard made a few trips together (dates and destinations of these trips together are 1875 [San Francisco], 1879 [Vancouver Island pleasure cruise], 1887 and/or 1889 [Banff], 1888 [Queen Charlotte Islands]). Both practiced landscape photography it is not always clear, though their work was marketed under separate imprints, exactly who took which photographs. Hannah also experimented with novelty techniques such as photosculpture (persons made to resemble statues), multiple exposure tricks, and composite imagery. Her probate, executed by her son Albert, says she disposed of her equipment about 1910 to a Chinese photographer named Peter on Government St. She was last listed as a photographer in the 1912 business directory. Albert donated her studio register to the BC Archives in 1933 (item MS-3325), and also disposed of all negatives to the BC Archives by donation or sale at various dates. About the only other personal or business record by Hannah preserved by the BC Archives is an account of the 1879 trip around Vancouver Island.
      The 45 1/2 Yates Street address listing in the early 1900s business directories alphabetic name section is a case of mistaken identity in that the street directory indicates the Mrs. R. Maynard at that address was the widow of Ruben Maynard.

      Victoria playwright Janet Munsil's play Be Still about Hannah Maynard premiered at Richmond's Gateway Theatre on 1 Mar 2001 and opened at Victoria's Belfry Theatre on 14 Mar 2001. For an assessment of Hannah Maynard's role in the development of the arts within Victoria by women, see the exhibit catalogue edited by Karen A. Finlay, "A Woman's Place" (University of Victoria, Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery (2004).
    • IDENTIFYING MARKS: "Mrs. R. Maynard Photographic Artiste Johnson Street, Near Douglas, Victoria, V.I. B.C." on verso of carte-de-visite (2 styles). "Mrs. R. Maynard, Photographic Artiste, Douglass [sic] St., Victoria, V.I., B.C." on verso of carte-de-visite (2 styles). "From Mrs. R. Maynard's Photographic Studio, cor. Douglas & Johnson Sts., Victoria, B.C." on verso of print mount (various styles). "Mrs. R. Maynard, Photographer, 41 Pandora Avenue, Near Douglas Street Victoria, B.C." on verso of print mount. The bottom front of the print mount may also be marked "Mrs. R. Maynard, Victoria, B.C." or "Mrs. R. Maynard, Artiste."
    • REFERENCES: City directories; Hannah and Richard are first listed in MAL68; newspapers; tax assessments; photographs all at BVIPA

  • Sources 
    1. [S46] COLLECTION: BVIPA.
      Glass negatives, prints, albums, negative register

    2. [S666] BVIPA archival records.
      Probate file GR-1304, file 105/18

    3. [S666] BVIPA archival records.
      MS-1077, Newcombe Collection

    4. [S1028] ORMVIC01, (Victoria, B.C.: Ormond and MacGregor, 1901), 118.
      Victoria: Maynard, Mrs. R., photographer, 41 1/2 Pandora

    5. [S42] HEN01, (Victoria, B.C.: Henderson Publishing Co., 1901), 964.
      Victoria: Maynard, Mrs. R., photographer 41 1/2 Pandora

    6. [S781] HEN02, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1902), 62.
      Victoria: Maynard, Mrs. R., photographer, 41 1/2 Pandora

    7. [S782] HEN03, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1903), 1031.
      Victoria: Maynard, Mrs. R., photographer, 41 1/2 Pandora

    8. [S783] HEN04, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1904), 1099.
      Victoria: Maynard, Mrs. R., photographer, 45 1-2 Yates

    9. [S784] HENVIC05, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1905), 212.
      Victoria: Maynard, Mrs. R., photographer, 45 1-2 Yates

    10. [S785] HEN05, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1905), 598.
      Victoria: Maynard, Mrs. R., photographer, 45 1-2 Yates

    11. [S789] HENVIC08, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1908), 351.
      Victoria: Maynard Mrs Richard photo 715 Pandora

    12. [S792] PROVI09, (Victoria: Provincial Publishing, 1909), 487.
      Victoria: Maynard Mrs. R. photographer 717 Pandora lvs same

    13. [S732] HEN10, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1910).
      Victoria: not listed

    14. [S793] HENVIC10, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1911), 313.
      Victoria: Maynard Mrs Richard photogr 717 Pandora lvs same

    15. [S796] HENVIC12, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1912), 493.
      Victoria: Maynard Hannah wid Richard photogr 717 Pandora lvs same

    16. [S798] HENVIC13, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1913), 683.
      Victoria: Maynard Hannah wid R h 717 Pandora

    17. [S745] HENVIC14, (Victoria: Henderson Publishing, 1914), 553.
      Victoria: Maynard Hannah wid Richd h 717 Pandora

    18. [S2] Mattison (1980 10), Mattison, David, (Vanguard 9, no. 8 (October 1980):14-19).

    19. [S497] Wilks (1980), Claire Weissman Wilks, (Toronto: Exile Editions, 1980).

    20. [S935] Times-Colonist, B6, 14 Jan 2001.
      Review of Janet Munsil's play Be Still

    21. [S602] Mattison (2003), David Mattison, (Times-Colonist, January 12, 2003, p. D11 (Monitor/Islander section)).

    22. [S522] University of Victoria, Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery (2004), K.A. Finlay, ed., (Victoria, B.C.: Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery, 2004).

    23. [S364] Neering (2006), Rosemary Neering, (British Columbia Magazine 48, no. 4 (Winter [November] 2006):50-57).

    24. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Registration no. 1918-09-037846; digital facsimile URL (accessed 23 Jan 2017): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/731b5620-844f-4ed8-88d6-d2fcd2a46e4c