Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Chow, Yucho[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33]

Male 1876 - 1949  (73 years)


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  • Name Chow, Yucho 
    Born 3 Jun 1876  Kwong Tung, China Find all individuals with events at this location  [34
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year 1908  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    68 West Hastings St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1909-1913  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    5 West Pender St., near Carrall St.
    Yucho Chow Studio
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1914-1929  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Not always listed as Yucho Chow Studio 
    Address:
    23 West Pender St.
    Yucho Chow Studio
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1943-1946  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    128 East Hastings St.
    Vogue Photo Studio
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1930-1949  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Not always listed as Yucho Chow Studio 
    Address:
    518 Main St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Ethnicity Chinese 
    Died 10 Nov 1949  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [34
    Cremated 24 Nov 1949  Vancouver Crematorium, Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [34
    Association Yucho Chow Studio (Relationship: Proprietor) 
    Association Vogue Photo Studio (Relationship: Owner) 
    Association Chow, Peter (Relationship: Son) 
    Person ID I871  Camera Workers | C, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 12 Sep 2021 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He was one of Vancouver Chinatown's most important portrait photographers.

  • Sources 
    1. [S45] COLLECTION: BVAA.
      Prints

    2. [S790] HENVAN08, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1908), 1053.
      Vancouver: Chinese Business Firms: Chow Yucho photographer 68 Hastings W

    3. [S791] HENVAN09, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1909), 1178.
      Vancouver: Chinese Directory: Yucho Chow Studio Photographer and Printer 5 Pender West nr. Carrall

    4. [S698] HENVAN10, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1910), 1260.
      Vancouver: Chinese Business Firms: Yucho Chow Photographer 5 Pender W.

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

    6. [S795] HENVAN11, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1911), 1240.
      Vancouver: Chinese Business Firms: Yucho Chow, Studio and Supply House 5 Pender W.

    7. [S797] HENVAN12, (Vancouver: Henderson Publishing, 1912), 1344.
      Vancouver: Chinese Business Firms: Yucho Chow, Studio and Supply House 5 Pender W.

    8. [S746] HENVAN13, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1913), 1444.
      Vancouver: Chinese and Japanese Firms: Yucho Chow Studio Co Pender W h 1441 Hastings E

    9. [S747] HENVAN14, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1914), 1363.
      Vancouver: Yucho Chow Studio and Photo Supply House, 23 Pender West Phone Seymour 5174 P.O. Box 226

    10. [S748] HENVAN15, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1915), 1074b.
      Vancouver: Chinese and Japanese Firms: Yucho Chow photogr 23 Pender W

    11. [S753] HENVAN20, (Vancouver: Henderson Directory Co., 1920), 1059.
      Vancouver: Chinese and Japanese Firms: Yucho Chow photogrs 23 Pender W

    12. [S739] WRI20, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1920), 957.
      Vancouver: Yucho Chow Studio Yucho Chow prop photographers 23 Pender W

    13. [S758] WRI25, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1925), 1236.
      Vancouver: Yucho Chow photog 23 W Pender

    14. [S762] WRI29, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1929), 1429.
      Vancouver: Yucho Chow Photo Studio Photo Studio Open Day and Night, Rain or Shine. Passport Photos in One Hour. 23 Pender W. Phone Seymour 5174.

    15. [S763] WRI30, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1930), 1457.
      Vancouver: Yucho Chow Photo Studio Photo Studio Open Day and Night, Rain or Shine. Passport Photos in One Hour. 518 Main. Phone Trinity 4466.

    16. [S769] SUN35, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1935), 1518.
      Vancouver: Yucho Chow prop Yucho Chow Studio r 1671 Frances

    17. [S774] SUN40, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1940), 1127.
      Vancouver: Yucho Chow (Kwon Chee) prop Yucho Chow Studio h 1671 Frances

    18. [S775] SUN41, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1941), 1143.
      Vancouver: Yucho Chow (Kwon Chee) prop Yucho Chow Studio h 1671 Frances

    19. [S776] SUN42, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1942), 572.
      Vancouver: Chow Yucho photog 518 Main r 1671 Frances

    20. [S777] SUN43, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1943), 581.
      Vancouver: Chow Yucho prop Vogue Photo Studio and photog 518 Main h 1671 Frances

    21. [S778] SUN44, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1944), 563.
      Vancouver: Chow Yucho prop Vogue Photo Studio and photog 518 Main h 1671 Frances

    22. [S779] SUN45, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1945), 569.
      Vancouver: Chow Yucho prop Vogue Photo Studio and photog 518 Main h 1671 Frances

    23. [S714] SUN46, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1946), 630.
      Vancouver: Chow Yucho prop Vogue Photo Studio and photog 518 Main h 1671 Frances

    24. [S715] SUN47, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1947), 597.
      Vancouver: Chow Yucho (Helena) h 1671 Frances

    25. [S780] SUN48, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1948), 448.
      Vancouver: Chow Yucho (Helena) photog 518 Main h 1671 Frances

    26. [S811] BCVAN49, (Vancouver: B.C. Directories, [1949?]), 131.
      Vancouver: Chow Yucho (Helena) photog 518 Main h 1671 Frances

    27. [S808] BCVAN50, (Vancouver : B.C. Directories, 1950), 132.
      Vancouver: Chow Yucho (Helena) photog 518 Main h 1671 Frances

    28. [S1025] BCVAN51, (Vancouver, BC: B.C. Directories, 1951), 130.
      Vancouver: Chow Yucho (Helena) photog 512 Main h 1671 Frances
      Since he died in 1949 this is an erroneous listing.

    29. [S1143] Vancouver Art Gallery (1985), (Vancouver, BC: Vancouver Art Gallery, 1985), NW 325.711 G974.

    30. [S651] (Vancouver) Sun (Newspaper), 27 Apr 2019.
      "Lost photographs of Yucho Chow reveal historical diversity of Vancouver" [by] Kevin Griffin
      URL (accessed 11 Sep 2021): https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/lost-photographs-of-yucho-chow-reveal-historical-diversity-of-vancouver

    31. [S1041] Cheung (2019), Christopher Cheung, (Vancouver, BC: The Tyee, 2019).

    32. [S1142] Cheung (2020), Christopher Cheung, (Vancouver, BC: The Tyee, 2020).

    33. [S1042] Chinatown Through a Wide Lens (Web site), Catherine Clement, (Vancouver, BC: Catherine Clement).

    34. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Registration no. 1949-09-010312 (microfilm B13202); digital facsimile URL (accessed 11 Sep 2021): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/8155dbb1-9d93-4a13-9b6f-fe0762c7d702