Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

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Vancouver, B.C., skyscrapers, ca. 1912.
Vancouver, B.C., skyscrapers, ca. 1912.
According to the City of Vancouver Archives description "Margaret Waddington, a member of the Friends of the Archives, showed Archives staff a copy of this postcard that was a part of Brightman's personal collection. An annotation on the postcard's verso indicated that Brightman was responsible for the photography and design of the image printed on this postcard." Courtesy of City of Vancouver Archives, AM1052 P-192. 
  10 Jun 2024
Vancouver Chinatown, 1912.
Vancouver Chinatown, 1912.
A photo postcard, the arch and banner are to welcome the Duke of Connaught. A handwritten annotation on the back makes a height comparison of "The World" building in the background (now known as Sun Tower) with the Avon River and the bottom of the Clifton Suspension Bridge.  
  9 Jun 2024
H.E. Brightman self-portrait, ca. 1913-1920.
H.E. Brightman self-portrait, ca. 1913-1920.
A photo postcard, this self-portrait uses mirrors. Courtesy of UBC Library, Uno Langmann Family Collection of B.C. Photographs, UL_1624_03_0170. 
  9 Jun 2024
Verso of carte-de-visite studio portrait of W.M.[?] Todd.
Verso of carte-de-visite studio portrait of W.M.[?] Todd.
Portrait by L.A. Blanc. 
  3 Jun 2024
William M.[?] Todd, Barkerville, BC.
William M.[?] Todd, Barkerville, BC.
Studio portrait (carte-de-visite) by L.A. Blanc. 
  3 Jun 2024
William Pattullo, Barkerville, BC.
William Pattullo, Barkerville, BC.
Studio portrait (carte-de-visite) by L.A. Blanc. 
  3 Jun 2024
E.J. Campbell photograph, Brilliant, BC, ca. 1921.
E.J. Campbell photograph, Brilliant, BC, ca. 1921.
The scene is a group portrait of Doukhobors. The print is blind-embossed in the lower-right corner with "Campbell Nelson, B.C." 
  2 Jun 2024
A.J. and W. Bovill studio portrait verso, 1880s.
A.J. and W. Bovill studio portrait verso, 1880s.
Taken in New Wesminster. 
  1 Jun 2024
A.J. and W. Bovill studio portrait, 1880s.
A.J. and W. Bovill studio portrait, 1880s.
Taken in New Westminster. 
  1 Jun 2024
Mary Spencer studio baby portrait, 1899-1909.
Mary Spencer studio baby portrait, 1899-1909.
Photographed in her Kamloops studio. 
  1 Jun 2024

Documents

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F.P. Carbutt news, Vancouver <i>Province</i>, 11 Jul 1912, p. 14.
F.P. Carbutt news, Vancouver Province, 11 Jul 1912, p. 14.
This article mentions not only Carbutt's trip on 10 Jul 1912 with William Lawler to West Vancouver, but also an earlier trip by British cinematographer and motion picture distributor Henry Hibbert (1862-1924). 
  14 Jun 2024
F.P. Carbutt news, <i>Vancouver World</i>, 11 Jul 1912, p. 11.
F.P. Carbutt news, Vancouver World, 11 Jul 1912, p. 11.
Carbutt travelled with William Lawler, publicity commissioner for the North Shore of Burrard Inlet, to photograph scenery in West Vancouver.  
  14 Jun 2024
F.P. Carbutt news, <i>Vancouver World</i>, 6 Jun 1912, p. 10.
F.P. Carbutt news, Vancouver World, 6 Jun 1912, p. 10.
William Lawler was the publicity commissioner for the North Shore of Burrard Inlet. 
  14 Jun 2024
F.P. Carbutt news, Vancouver <i>Saturday Sunset</i>, 3 Jun 1911, p. 5.
F.P. Carbutt news, Vancouver Saturday Sunset, 3 Jun 1911, p. 5.
Some of his photographs were reproduced on the front page of this newspaper. 
  14 Jun 2024
Mrs. F.P. Carbutt news, Vancouver <i>Province</i>, 14 Nov 1907, p. 14.
Mrs. F.P. Carbutt news, Vancouver Province, 14 Nov 1907, p. 14.
 
  12 Jun 2024
G.A. Meeres and Campbell's Art Gallery ad, Nelson <i>Daily News</i>, 13 Nov 1925, p. 8.
G.A. Meeres and Campbell's Art Gallery ad, Nelson Daily News, 13 Nov 1925, p. 8.
 
  7 Jun 2024
Maynard's Photo Stock House ad, Victoria <i>Colonist</i>, 16 Feb 1908, p. 21.
Maynard's Photo Stock House ad, Victoria Colonist, 16 Feb 1908, p. 21.
 
  5 Jun 2024
A.H. Maynard ad, Victoria <i>Colonist</i>, 17 Jan 1912, p. 5.
A.H. Maynard ad, Victoria Colonist, 17 Jan 1912, p. 5.
An ad for Maynard's Photo Stock House. 
  5 Jun 2024
Maynard's Photo Stock House ad, Victoria <i>Colonist</i>, 16 Feb 1908, p. 21.
Maynard's Photo Stock House ad, Victoria Colonist, 16 Feb 1908, p. 21.
 
  5 Jun 2024
Maynard's Photo Stock House ad, Victoria <i>Colonist</i>, 29 Oct 1910, p. 16.
Maynard's Photo Stock House ad, Victoria Colonist, 29 Oct 1910, p. 16.
 
  5 Jun 2024
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.
 
  5 Jun 2024
A.H. Maynard ad, <i>Daily Colonist</i>, 3 Feb 1915, p. 6.
A.H. Maynard ad, Daily Colonist, 3 Feb 1915, p. 6.
He advertised his photo supply business under various names over about three decades. 
  5 Jun 2024
Campbell's Art Gallery news, Nelson <i>Daily News</i>, 12 Oct 1909, p. 5, part 5.
Campbell's Art Gallery news, Nelson Daily News, 12 Oct 1909, p. 5, part 5.
A vivid description of the studio's space, along with E.J. Campbell's background as a photographer. 
  4 Jun 2024
Campbell's Art Gallery news, Nelson <i>Daily News</i>, 12 Oct 1909, p. 5, part 4.
Campbell's Art Gallery news, Nelson Daily News, 12 Oct 1909, p. 5, part 4.
A vivid description of the studio's space, along with E.J. Campbell's background as a photographer. 
  4 Jun 2024
Campbell's Art Gallery news, Nelson <i>Daily News</i>, 12 Oct 1909, p. 5, part 3.
Campbell's Art Gallery news, Nelson Daily News, 12 Oct 1909, p. 5, part 3.
A vivid description of the studio's space, along with E.J. Campbell's background as a photographer. 
  4 Jun 2024
Campbell's Art Gallery news, Nelson <i>Daily News</i>, 12 Oct 1909, p. 5, part 2.
Campbell's Art Gallery news, Nelson Daily News, 12 Oct 1909, p. 5, part 2.
A vivid description of the studio's space, along with E.J. Campbell's background as a photographer. 
  4 Jun 2024
Campbell's Art Gallery news, Nelson <i>Daily News</i>, 12 Oct 1909, p. 5, part 1.
Campbell's Art Gallery news, Nelson Daily News, 12 Oct 1909, p. 5, part 1.
A vivid description of the studio's space, along with E.J. Campbell's background as a photographer. 
  4 Jun 2024
Campbell's Art Gallery ad, Nelson <i>Daily News</i>, 11 Sep 1911, p. 8.
Campbell's Art Gallery ad, Nelson Daily News, 11 Sep 1911, p. 8.
 
  4 Jun 2024
Campbell's Art Gallery news, Nelson <i>Daily News</i>, 30 Apr 1912, p. 8.
Campbell's Art Gallery news, Nelson Daily News, 30 Apr 1912, p. 8.
Thankful not to have his studio completely destroyed by a fire on 16 Apr 1912, E.J. Campbell made a donation to the fire department. 
  4 Jun 2024
Campbell's Art Gallery ad, Nelson <i>Daily News</i>, 24 Sep 1915, p. 8.
Campbell's Art Gallery ad, Nelson Daily News, 24 Sep 1915, p. 8.
Following a fire which destroyed the studio in 1912, E.J. Campbell moved to a temporary location. By Sep 1915 he had returned to his original address of 715 Baker St. 
  3 Jun 2024
Columbia Studio ad, Nelson <i>Daily News</i>, 26 Oct 1914, p. 2.
Columbia Studio ad, Nelson Daily News, 26 Oct 1914, p. 2.
The studio advertised an 8 x 10 inch view camera for sale. 
  3 Jun 2024
Columbia Studio ad, Nelson <i>Daily News</i>, 26 Oct 1914, p. 2.
Columbia Studio ad, Nelson Daily News, 26 Oct 1914, p. 2.
This ad notes the studio's ability to take photos during the day or night. 
  3 Jun 2024
Columbia Studio ad, Nelson <i>Daily News</i>, 31 Dec 1914, p. 5.
Columbia Studio ad, Nelson Daily News, 31 Dec 1914, p. 5.
This Columbia Studio ad indicates its last day of business would be 2 Jan 1915. 
  3 Jun 2024
Columbia Studio ad, Nelson <i>Daily News</i>, 17 Dec 1914, p. 6.
Columbia Studio ad, Nelson Daily News, 17 Dec 1914, p. 6.
Operated by the David Brothers, this ad stated the studio was closing as of 1 Jan 1915. 
  3 Jun 2024
Columbia Studio ad, Nelson <i>Daily News</i>, 10 Dec 1913, p. 7.
Columbia Studio ad, Nelson Daily News, 10 Dec 1913, p. 7.
 
  3 Jun 2024
G.A. Meeres and Campbell's Art Gallery ad, Nelson <i>Daily News</i>, 16 Sep 1924, p. 8.
G.A. Meeres and Campbell's Art Gallery ad, Nelson Daily News, 16 Sep 1924, p. 8.
E.J. Campbell hired another former Winnipeg photographer, G.A. Meeres to run the studio before he departed Nelson by immigrating to the United States. 
  3 Jun 2024
E.J. Campbell obituary, <i>San Diego Sun</i>, 14 Sep 1936, p. 14
E.J. Campbell obituary, San Diego Sun, 14 Sep 1936, p. 14
 
  1 Jun 2024
Wright Porritt and A.H. Maynard ad, Victoria <i>Colonist</i>, 6 Oct 1917, p. 7.
Wright Porritt and A.H. Maynard ad, Victoria Colonist, 6 Oct 1917, p. 7.
 
  1 Jun 2024
George Robinson news, (Victoria) <i>Colonist</i>, 19 Jun 1866, p. 3.
George Robinson news, (Victoria) Colonist, 19 Jun 1866, p. 3.
How Robinson came to acquire photographs of the bombardment of Valparaiso, Chile, is a mystery. 
  23 May 2024
C. Gentile news, (Victoria) <i>Colonist</i>, 2 May 1866, p. 3.
C. Gentile news, (Victoria) Colonist, 2 May 1866, p. 3.
Following what the newspaper described as a firemen's May Day parade, Gentile photographed the assembled companies and their equipment along with Governor Arthur Kennedy and other government officials in front of the colonial government buildings known as the Birdcages. A print was made and exhibited that evening at a celebration. The photograph may be BC Archives Item A-02607. 
  23 May 2024
C. Gentile news, Victoria <i>Colonist</i>, 18 Jul 1865, p. 3.
C. Gentile news, Victoria Colonist, 18 Jul 1865, p. 3.
Gentile photographed the New Westminster and Victoria cricket clubs following their match in Victoria on 17 Jul 1865. He may also have photographed a Victoria team in Aug 1864. In this news item he is described as a "photographic artist," a common descriptor used by photographers of the 1860s through the 1880s. For the 1865 photograph see BC Archives Item A-02589. 
  23 May 2024
Maynard and Stewart news, Victoria <i>Colonist</i>, 1 May 1924, p. 9.
Maynard and Stewart news, Victoria Colonist, 1 May 1924, p. 9.
This item notes the Maynard and Stewart Photo Supply Company Limited was incorporated in late April with capital of $25,000. 
  20 May 2024
Maynard and Stewart news, Victoria <i>Colonist</i>, 26 Feb 1924, p. 7.
Maynard and Stewart news, Victoria Colonist, 26 Feb 1924, p. 7.
An announcement of the formation of the Maynard and Stewart partnership between A.H. Maynard and P.G. Stewart, as well as the move of Maynard's business from Pandora Ave. to Yates St. 
  20 May 2024
Maynard and Stewart Photograph Supply Company ad, Victoria <i>Colonist</i>, 18 May 1924, p. 3.
Maynard and Stewart Photograph Supply Company ad, Victoria Colonist, 18 May 1924, p. 3.
 
  20 May 2024

Individuals

 ID   Last Name, Given Name(s)   Born/Christened   Location   Tree | Branch   Last Modified 
I2215 
Carbutt, Frederick Percy 
b. 1879?  Maidenhead, Berkshire, Eng., UK  Camera Workers 14 Jun 2024
I2384 
Carbutt, Marion Martha 
b. 1868?   Camera Workers 12 Jun 2024
I292 
Caple, Norman 
b. 19 Mar 1867  Bristol, Eng., UK  Camera Workers 10 Jun 2024
I2057 
Candlish, John Wyllie 
b. 1871  Govan, Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK  Camera Workers 9 Jun 2024
I2196 
Browning, Edwin Harold 
b. 29 Jul 1882  London, Eng., UK  Camera Workers 9 Jun 2024
I1962 
Brightman, Harold Edward 
b. 1872?  Bristol, Eng., UK  Camera Workers 9 Jun 2024
I2379 
Bovill, Arthur John 
b. 1856?   Camera Workers 8 Jun 2024
I421 
Bovill, Wheatley 
b. 1864?  Westminster, Middlesex, Eng., UK  Camera Workers 8 Jun 2024
I1957 
Bird, Harry Edward 
b. 29 Dec 1865  Leckhampton, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, Eng., UK  Camera Workers 8 Jun 2024
I386 
Bessell, Mildred Perry 
b. 1874?  Bristol, Gloucestershire, Eng., UK  Camera Workers 8 Jun 2024
I2099 
Banks, Leslie Osborne 
b. 18 May 1903  Eng., UK  Camera Workers 8 Jun 2024
I1895 
Bain, Donald MacKay 
b. 18 Jan 1854  Cromarty, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland, UK  Camera Workers 8 Jun 2024
I376 
Benson, Alfred Robson 
b. 22 Nov 1815  Whitby, Yorkshire, Eng., UK  Camera Workers 7 Jun 2024
I1893 
Bagshaw, Samuel Horace 
b. Jul 1862  Northamptonshire, Eng., UK  Camera Workers 7 Jun 2024
I2383 
Maynard's Photo Stock House 
   Camera Workers 5 Jun 2024
I117 
Maynard, Albert Hatherly 
b. 6 Jun 1857  Bowmanville, ON  Camera Workers 5 Jun 2024
I2212 
Campbell's Art Gallery 
   Camera Workers 4 Jun 2024
I2380 
Popular Studio (Nelson, BC) 
   Camera Workers 3 Jun 2024
I2382 
David Brothers 
   Camera Workers 3 Jun 2024
I2381 
Columbia Studio (Nelson, BC) 
   Camera Workers 3 Jun 2024
I1330 
David, Frederick James 
b. 17 Mar 1868  Froomfield, ON  Camera Workers 3 Jun 2024
I1329 
David, Edward Charles 
b. 19 May 1873  Corunna, ON  Camera Workers 3 Jun 2024
I1824 
Meeres, George Albert 
b. 19 Jan 1878  Grimsby, Lincolnshire, Eng., UK  Camera Workers 3 Jun 2024
I2177 
Campbell, Edward James 
b. 19 Mar 1869  Brantford, ON  Camera Workers 2 Jun 2024
I1483 
Popular Studio (Victoria, BC) 
   Camera Workers 2 Jun 2024
I118 
Maynard, Richard 
b. 22 Feb 1832  Stratton, Cornwall, Eng., UK  Camera Workers 31 May 2024
I2378 
Pictorial Photographers of Victoria 
   Camera Workers 29 May 2024
I2377 
Victoria Photographic Society (1900-1915) 
   Camera Workers 29 May 2024
I898 
Victoria Photographic Society (1920s-1944) 
   Camera Workers 29 May 2024
I1817 
Maynard, Lillian Elizabeth 
b. 22 Apr 1884  Victoria, BC  Camera Workers 28 May 2024
I829 
Macdonald, Emma 
b. 1859 or 1860  Bowmanville, ON  Camera Workers 22 May 2024
I1819 
Maynard and Stewart Photo Supply Company 
   Camera Workers 20 May 2024