Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Mr. Miller[1]


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  • Name Miller  
    Title Mr. 
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year Nov 1874-?  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Government St. (W. side near View St.)
    Victoria Theatre Photographic Gallery
    Victoria, BC
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1874  San Francisco, CA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Association Spencer, Stephen Allen (Relationship: Employee) 
    Association Victoria Theatre Photographic Gallery (Relationship: Employee) 
    Person ID I485  Camera Workers | M, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2021 

  • Documents
    S.A. Spencer news item, <i>Daily Colonist</i>, 7 Nov 1874, p. 3.
    S.A. Spencer news item, Daily Colonist, 7 Nov 1874, p. 3.
    Noting his return from San Francisco "with improved appliances for taking and finishing pictures," along with Mr. Miller, a retoucher from an unnamed San Francisco studio.
    S.A. Spencer's ad, <i>Daily Colonist</i>, 5 Nov 1874, p. 1.
    S.A. Spencer's ad, Daily Colonist, 5 Nov 1874, p. 1.
    This ad first appeared in mid-October to advise his customers that his studio would be closed while he was away in San Francisco in search of a retoucher. He returned with a Mr. Miller.

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Retoucher.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Described as "an experienced retoucher from the first San Francisco galleries," he worked for S.A. Spencer in the Theatre Photographic Gallery. He replaced R.A. Desmond who had gone to work for Noah Shakespeare.

      He may be the Hiram Miller identified by Mautz (1997) as working for Bradley and Rulofson in 1871, and later active in Woodland, CA, in 1883.

  • Sources 
    1. [S628] (Victoria) Colonist, (Victoria: Colonist), 3, 7 Nov 1874.