Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

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Victoria Theatre Photographic Gallery, Government Street, Aug 1875, by Charles Horetzky
Victoria Theatre Photographic Gallery, Government Street, Aug 1875, by Charles Horetzky
Magnification of a photograph taken from the Driard Hotel showing the distinctive facade of the Victoria Theatre Photographic Gallery at the time it was leased to Noah Shakespeare by its owner S.A. Spencer. This photograph appears in multiple copies Horetzky's 1875 Bute Inlet route survey photographs albums and is dated Aug 1875. Image courtesty of BC Archives, Visual Records call number A-03456. 
  28 Jan 2023
Charles Horetzky portrait by Ottawa photographer W.J. Topley, Sep 1869
Charles Horetzky portrait by Ottawa photographer W.J. Topley, Sep 1869
This is one of two poses taken by Topley. In this version, Library and Archives Canada provided two digital facsimiles, this one, and another which is flipped. The other pose, PA-52367, agrees with this orientation. Image courtesy of Library and Archives Canada, photograph no. PA-52368. 
  28 Jan 2023
Charles Horetzky portrait by Ottawa photographer W.J. Topley, Sep 1869
Charles Horetzky portrait by Ottawa photographer W.J. Topley, Sep 1869
This is one of two poses taken by Topley. Image courtesy of Library and Archives Canada, photograph no. PA-52367. 
  28 Jan 2023
Fleming Brothers studio space, 1014 Government St.
Fleming Brothers studio space, 1014 Government St.
The ground floor is 1012 Government St., used by Joseph Sommer (originally 50 Government), and upstairs was 1014 Government St. (originally 50 1/2 Government), used by the Fleming Brothers. Google Maps, May 2015. 
  23 Jan 2023
Harold Fleming group portrait, 'Ships Company, 'HMS Kent'.'
Harold Fleming group portrait, "Ships Company, 'HMS Kent'."
This photograph was copyrighted in Canada in 1915 and is available as a digital facsimile through the Canadian Copyright Collection at the British Library and Wikimedia Commons. 
  22 Jan 2023
Studio portrait of unidentified male by H.H. Taylor, Donald, B.C., ca. 1885-1895
Studio portrait of unidentified male by H.H. Taylor, Donald, B.C., ca. 1885-1895
 
  8 Jan 2023

Documents

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Charles Horetzky news, Victoria <i>Colonist</i>, 8 Apr 1874, p. 3.
Charles Horetzky news, Victoria Colonist, 8 Apr 1874, p. 3.
 
  28 Jan 2023
Charles Horetzky news, Victoria <i>Colonist</i>, 2 May 1874, p. 3.
Charles Horetzky news, Victoria Colonist, 2 May 1874, p. 3.
About the start of his Canadian Pacific Railway survey expedition of 1874. 
  28 Jan 2023
Foxall Studio ad, <i>Victoria Daily Times</i>, 15 Dec 1903, p. 8.
Foxall Studio ad, Victoria Daily Times, 15 Dec 1903, p. 8.
Not really an ad for the studio, but who could resist a lost and found ad for false teeth. 
  26 Jan 2023
W.B. Finley ad, <i>Nanaimo Free Press</i>, 3 Jan 1900, p. 1.
W.B. Finley ad, Nanaimo Free Press, 3 Jan 1900, p. 1.
He operated under the name Finley Studio. 
  26 Jan 2023
Fleming Brothers ad, Victoria <i>Colonist</i>, 23 Feb 1896, p. 1.
Fleming Brothers ad, Victoria Colonist, 23 Feb 1896, p. 1.
A want ad for a specific type of camera, possibly one used by Edgar Fleming on his 1896 summer exploration of Vancouver Island with W.W. Bolton and J.W. Laing 
  24 Jan 2023
C.H. Fleming birth notice, <i>Victoria Daily Times</i>, 7 Jan 1896, p. 8.
C.H. Fleming birth notice, Victoria Daily Times, 7 Jan 1896, p. 8.
When his birth was registered with Vital Statistics on 29 Apr 1896, the date was erroneously recorded as 6 Feb 1896. 
  24 Jan 2023
Harold Fleming and Mary Mesher wedding notices, Victoria <i>Colonist</i>, 1 Jan 1895, p. 8.
Harold Fleming and Mary Mesher wedding notices, Victoria Colonist, 1 Jan 1895, p. 8.
 
  24 Jan 2023
Charles Horetzky news, Victoria <i>Colonist</i>, 27 May 1875, p. 3.
Charles Horetzky news, Victoria Colonist, 27 May 1875, p. 3.
He sailed on the Douglas to the head of Bute Inlet where the newspaper noted he would take photographs as part of exploratory work for Canadian Pacific Railway routes. 
  23 Jan 2023
Fleming Brothers ad, Victoria <i>Colonist</i>, 5 Jun 1892, p. 8.
Fleming Brothers ad, Victoria Colonist, 5 Jun 1892, p. 8.
By early Jun 1892 they had moved from 61 Government St. to 50 1/2 (later renumbered to 1014) Government St., over Joseph Sommer's store.  
  23 Jan 2023
Harold Fleming news, <i>Victoria Daily Times</i>, 26 Jun 1915, p. 5.
Harold Fleming news, Victoria Daily Times, 26 Jun 1915, p. 5.
He was granted Canadian copyright in 1915 for several photographs. Some of these photographs are available as digital facsimiles in the Canadian Copyright Collection at the British Library and through Wikimedia Commons. 
  22 Jan 2023
Edgar Fleming ad, <i>Victoria Daily Times</i>, 5 Aug 1914, p. 18.
Edgar Fleming ad, Victoria Daily Times, 5 Aug 1914, p. 18.
 
  22 Jan 2023
Edgar Fleming ad, <i>Victoria Daily Times</i>, 4 Apr 1914, p. 10.
Edgar Fleming ad, Victoria Daily Times, 4 Apr 1914, p. 10.
Following the dissolution of their partnership as the Fleming Brothers, Edgar moved to a new location and continued to operate as a photographer. Harold remained at the Fleming Brothers existing address, 1014 Government St., and also continued as a photographer. 
  22 Jan 2023
Charles Horetzky news, Victoria <i>Colonist</i>, 30 Nov 1875, p. 3.
Charles Horetzky news, Victoria Colonist, 30 Nov 1875, p. 3.
About Horetzky's negatives lost when the Pacific sank on its way from Victoria to San Francisco. 
  21 Jan 2023
Charles Horetzky news, Victoria <i>Colonist</i>, 10 Dec 1875, p. 3.
Charles Horetzky news, Victoria Colonist, 10 Dec 1875, p. 3.
About Horetzky's negatives lost when the Pacific sank on its way from Victoria to San Francisco.  
  21 Jan 2023
Fleming Brothers and Joseph Sommer's businesses, 1903-1907.
Fleming Brothers and Joseph Sommer's businesses, 1903-1907.
The enlargement depicts 1012 and 1014 Government St., formerly 50 and 50 1/2 Government St. The Fleming Brothers were upstairs (1014). This building is still standing at 1012-1014 Government St. According to the City of Victoria Downtown Heritage Inventory 1988-1989, the building was originally built for Joseph Sommer in 1890. 1903 Goad fire insurance plan, revised to Dec 1907, Victoria, BC, p. 7. Courtesy of BC Archives via University of Victoria Vault. URL (accessed 20 Jan 2023): https://vault.library.uvic.ca/concern/generic_works/df44eea7-f4d5-4728-8542-3047beac5d48 
  20 Jan 2023
Fleming Brothers and Joseph Sommer's businesses, 1895.
Fleming Brothers and Joseph Sommer's businesses, 1895.
The enlargement depicts 50 and 50 1/2 Government St. The Fleming Brothers were upstairs (50 1/2). This building is still standing at 1012-1014 Government St. According to the City of Victoria Downtown Heritage Inventory 1988-1989, the building was originally built for Joseph Sommer in 1890. Directory listings between 1889 and 1891 show he also occupied 48 Government St. before moving to 50 Government St. 1895 Goad fire insurance plan, Victoria, BC, p. 7. Courtesy of BC Archives via University of Victoria Vault. URL (accessed 17 Jan 2023): https://vault.library.uvic.ca/concern/generic_works/2efc7335-9bb0-4b4c-b0a0-d7535104571d 
  20 Jan 2023
F. Dally ad, Victoria <i>Daily Chronicle</i>, 15 Feb 1866, p. 3, part 2.
F. Dally ad, Victoria Daily Chronicle, 15 Feb 1866, p. 3, part 2.
Perhaps his Art Union scheme did not net him the results he had anticipated, so he announced he was closing his dry goods business and selling off the stock by auction. 
  20 Jan 2023
Edgar Fleming news, <i>Victoria Daily Times</i>, 10 Apr 1920, p. 27.
Edgar Fleming news, Victoria Daily Times, 10 Apr 1920, p. 27.
Edgar Fleming gave notice of his move to 1006 Government St. around 7 Apr 1920. 
  20 Jan 2023
Edgar Fleming obituary, <i>Victoria Daily Times</i>, 19 Mar 1938, p. 13.
Edgar Fleming obituary, Victoria Daily Times, 19 Mar 1938, p. 13.
 
  20 Jan 2023
Edgar Fleming funeral service news, <i>Victoria Daily Times</i>, 21 Mar 1938, p. 11.
Edgar Fleming funeral service news, Victoria Daily Times, 21 Mar 1938, p. 11.
 
  20 Jan 2023
Edgar Fleming ad, <i>Victoria Daily Times</i>, 4 Apr 1938, p. 12.
Edgar Fleming ad, Victoria Daily Times, 4 Apr 1938, p. 12.
Less than a month after his death his photographic equipment was offered up by private sale. 
  20 Jan 2023
Harold Fleming news, Victoria <i>Colonist</i>, 6 Sep 1903, p. 6.
Harold Fleming news, Victoria Colonist, 6 Sep 1903, p. 6.
Harold Fleming was commissioned by the Colonist to photograph residences for a special issue of the newspaper published on 9 Sep 1903. A credit of "Fleming Photo" appeared on many of the illustrations. 
  20 Jan 2023
Harold Fleming news, Victoria <i>Colonist</i>, 18 Oct 1893, p. 5.
Harold Fleming news, Victoria Colonist, 18 Oct 1893, p. 5.
The photographs which Harold Fleming took in Aug 1893 of yachting and canoeing were published in the Oct 1893 issue of the Canadian Yachtsman and Canoeist
  20 Jan 2023
Harold Fleming news, Victoria <i>Colonist</i>, 15 Aug 1893, p. 5.
Harold Fleming news, Victoria Colonist, 15 Aug 1893, p. 5.
Harold Fleming photographed yachting and canoeing activity around Esquimalt Harboour and Esquimalt Lagoon. 
  20 Jan 2023
Fleming Brothers news, Victoria <i>Colonist</i>, 16 Dec 1903, p. 5.
Fleming Brothers news, Victoria Colonist, 16 Dec 1903, p. 5.
Photographers and other merchants often gained free publicity through newspaper articles about their store displays, particularly around Christmas time. 
  20 Jan 2023
Chicago World's Fair news, Victoria <i>Colonist</i>, 17 Mar 1893, p. 5, part 2.
Chicago World's Fair news, Victoria Colonist, 17 Mar 1893, p. 5, part 2.
This article mentions three photographers whose works would be sent to the Chicago World's Fair: the Fleming Brothers (Victoria), A.D. Worgan (Vernon) and Richard Maynard (Victoria). 
  20 Jan 2023
Chicago World's Fair news, Victoria <i>Colonist</i>, 17 Mar 1893, p. 5, part 1 .
Chicago World's Fair news, Victoria Colonist, 17 Mar 1893, p. 5, part 1 .
This article mentions three photographers whose works would be sent to the Chicago World's Fair: the Fleming Brothers (Victoria), A.D. Worgan (Vernon) and Richard Maynard (Victoria). 
  20 Jan 2023
Fleming Brothers ad, <i>Victoria Daily Times</i>, 2 Apr 1914, p. 13.
Fleming Brothers ad, Victoria Daily Times, 2 Apr 1914, p. 13.
They dissolved their partnership by mutual consent. 
  20 Jan 2023
Inchbold and Fleming news, Victoria <i>Colonist</i>, 12 Jul 1887, p. 4.
Inchbold and Fleming news, Victoria Colonist, 12 Jul 1887, p. 4.
When this item first appeared around 9 Jul 1887, Inchbold's name was misspelled "Nichbold" in the heading. 
  18 Jan 2023
Stanley Inchbold ad, Victoria <i>Colonist</i>, 30 Jul 1887, p. 1.
Stanley Inchbold ad, Victoria Colonist, 30 Jul 1887, p. 1.
 
  17 Jan 2023
Foxall Studio ID.
Foxall Studio ID.
 
  16 Jan 2023
Foxall Studio ad, <i>Victoria Daily Times</i>, 26 Sep 1917, p. 11.
Foxall Studio ad, Victoria Daily Times, 26 Sep 1917, p. 11.
 
  16 Jan 2023
Foxall Studio ad, <i>Daily Colonist</i>, 3 Jan 1912, p. 5
Foxall Studio ad, Daily Colonist, 3 Jan 1912, p. 5
 
  16 Jan 2023
Mrs. William Foxall's obituary, <i>Victoria Daily Times</i>, 16 May 1924, p. 9.
Mrs. William Foxall's obituary, Victoria Daily Times, 16 May 1924, p. 9.
 
  16 Jan 2023
Foxall Studio news, <i>Victoria Daily Times</i>, 26 Sep 1917, p. 9.
Foxall Studio news, Victoria Daily Times, 26 Sep 1917, p. 9.
The Foxall Studio exhibited at Victoria's Home Products Fair which was held between 24 and 26 Sep 1917. 
  16 Jan 2023
Foxall Studio ad, Sayward Building, 1207 Douglas St., Victoria, BC
Foxall Studio ad, Sayward Building, 1207 Douglas St., Victoria, BC
The first version of this ad for the studio appeared in the Daily Colonist on 20 September 1911. This version is from the October 4, 1911 issue. 
  16 Jan 2023
S.J. Thompson news, Vancouver <i>Province</i>, 15 Apr 1898, p. 4.
S.J. Thompson news, Vancouver Province, 15 Apr 1898, p. 4.
This article discusses the return of the vessel Quadra with the Deputy Minister of Marine and Fisheries, Louis Coste, and Thompson. 
  14 Jan 2023
Martel's Photo Studio ad, Vancouver <i>World</i>, 1 Feb 1908, p. 17.
Martel's Photo Studio ad, Vancouver World, 1 Feb 1908, p. 17.
This ad notes the arrival of J.A. Macfadyen, formerly of Winnipeg, as the new manager of Martel's Photo Studio. 
  14 Jan 2023
G.H. Larrigan Studio ad, Victoria <i>Times</i>, 1 Aug 1910, p. 10.
G.H. Larrigan Studio ad, Victoria Times, 1 Aug 1910, p. 10.
 
  14 Jan 2023
Macfadyen's Photo Studio and Martel's Photo Studio ad, Vancouver <i>World</i>, 11 Mar 1909, p. 18.
Macfadyen's Photo Studio and Martel's Photo Studio ad, Vancouver World, 11 Mar 1909, p. 18.
J.A. Macfadyen managed his own studio and Martel's Photo Studio. 
  14 Jan 2023
Martel's Photo Studio ad, Vancouver <i>Province</i>, 4 Apr 1908, p. 14.
Martel's Photo Studio ad, Vancouver Province, 4 Apr 1908, p. 14.
 
  13 Jan 2023
Martel's Photo Studio ad, Vancouver <i>World</i>, 15 Feb 1908, p. 10.
Martel's Photo Studio ad, Vancouver World, 15 Feb 1908, p. 10.
 
  13 Jan 2023
Martel's Photo Studio ad, Vancouver <i>Province</i>, 18 Jan 1908, p. 12.
Martel's Photo Studio ad, Vancouver Province, 18 Jan 1908, p. 12.
 
  13 Jan 2023
Martel's Photo Studio ad, Vancouver <i>Province</i>, 29 Jun 1907, p. 13.
Martel's Photo Studio ad, Vancouver Province, 29 Jun 1907, p. 13.
 
  13 Jan 2023
Martel's Photo Studio ad, <i>Saturday Sunset</i>, 15 Jun 1907, p. 4.
Martel's Photo Studio ad, Saturday Sunset, 15 Jun 1907, p. 4.
According to a Nov 1908 newspaper ad, the studio canvassed Vancouver with a coupon. 
  13 Jan 2023
R.H. Trueman obituary, Vancouver <i>Province</i>, 3 Mar 1911, p. 3.
R.H. Trueman obituary, Vancouver Province, 3 Mar 1911, p. 3.
 
  13 Jan 2023
R.H. Trueman and Company ad, Vancouver <i>Province</i>, 6 Oct 1902, p. 2.
R.H. Trueman and Company ad, Vancouver Province, 6 Oct 1902, p. 2.
 
  13 Jan 2023
R.H. Trueman and Company ad, Vancouver <i>Province</i>, 7 May 1902, p. 3.
R.H. Trueman and Company ad, Vancouver Province, 7 May 1902, p. 3.
 
  13 Jan 2023
Thompson's Studio ad, Vancouver <i>Province</i>, 4 Dec 1901, p. 10.
Thompson's Studio ad, Vancouver Province, 4 Dec 1901, p. 10.
 
  13 Jan 2023
F.L. Lemon news, <i>Revelstoke Herald</i>, 28 May 1898, p. 4.
F.L. Lemon news, Revelstoke Herald, 28 May 1898, p. 4.
These photographs were likely taken by F.L. Lemon. 
  11 Jan 2023

Individuals

 ID   Last Name, Given Name(s)   Born/Christened   Location   Tree | Branch   Last Modified 
I211 
Horetzky, Charles George 
b. 20 Jul 1838  Edinburgh, Scotland  Camera Workers 3 Feb 2023
I239 
Finley, William Burton 
b. 11 Oct 1872  Skugog Island, ON  Camera Workers 26 Jan 2023
I2311 
Fleming, Charles Harold 
b. 6 Jan 1896  Victoria, BC  Camera Workers 25 Jan 2023
I240 
Fleming, Edgar 
b. 19 Sep 1859  London, Eng., UK  Camera Workers 24 Jan 2023
I241 
Fleming, Harold 
b. 19 Oct 1865  Twickenham, London, Eng., UK  Camera Workers 24 Jan 2023
I242 
Fleming Brothers 
   Camera Workers 23 Jan 2023
I434 
Maynard, Hannah Hatherly 
b. 17 Jan 1834  Bude, Cornwall, Eng., UK  Camera Workers 23 Jan 2023
I52 
Selwyn, Alfred Richard Cecil 
b. 28 Jul 1824  Somerset, Eng., UK  Camera Workers 19 Jan 2023
I1291 
Sommer, Joseph 
b. 1849?   Camera Workers 18 Jan 2023
I168 
Inchbold and Fleming 
   Camera Workers 18 Jan 2023
I2310 
Inchbold, Stanley 
b. 21 Dec 1854  New Cross, Kent, Eng., UK  Camera Workers 18 Jan 2023
I2021 
C.H. Smith and Company 
   Camera Workers 17 Jan 2023
I684 
Foxall, William 
b. 10 Jun 1855  Kidderminster, Eng., UK  Camera Workers 17 Jan 2023
I47 
Savannah, John 
b. 25 Jun 1868  San Francisco, CA  Camera Workers 17 Jan 2023
I685 
Foxall, Minnetta Maggie 
b. 3 Sep 1886  Brandon, MB  Camera Workers 16 Jan 2023
I686 
Foxall Studio 
   Camera Workers 16 Jan 2023
I1275 
Macfadyen, John A. 
   Camera Workers 14 Jan 2023
I1838 
Marsden's Photo Studio 
   Camera Workers 13 Jan 2023
I1276 
Macfadyen's Photo Studio 
   Camera Workers 13 Jan 2023
I1274 
Martel's Photo Studio 
   Camera Workers 13 Jan 2023
I1328 
Davy, Gerald Gunning 
b. 1 Apr 1871  Lincolnshire, Eng., UK  Camera Workers 13 Jan 2023
I393 
Trueman, Richard Henry 
b. 1856  Brampton, ON  Camera Workers 13 Jan 2023
I968 
Thompson's Studio and Supply House 
   Camera Workers 13 Jan 2023
I2309 
Claiborne 
   Camera Workers 10 Jan 2023
I2305 
Taylor, H.H. 
   Camera Workers 9 Jan 2023
I226 
Gould, William John 
b. 24 Jan 1854  Toronto, ON  Camera Workers 9 Jan 2023
I2308 
Martel, William Angus 
b. 5 Jul 1875  New York, NY  Camera Workers 9 Jan 2023
I2307 
Martel, William Angus 
b. 1 Dec 1851  New York, NY  Camera Workers 9 Jan 2023
I2306 
W.A. Martel and Son 
   Camera Workers 8 Jan 2023