British Columbia in Original Historical Photographs
Part 4 - Vancouver


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218. BAILEY BROTHERS
[Original Photograph Titled:] 721. Part of Vancouver from Hotel Vancouver.

Ca. 1890s. Gelatin silver print ca. 11x18,5 cm (4 ¼ x 7 ¼ in). Numbered, titled and signed “Bailey Bros. Photo, Vancouver, B.C.” in negative, mounted on period card and recently matted. With another albumen print showing Llandudno mounted on verso. A very good photo.
The photo shows a corner of Granville and Georgia streets, with the red-brick building of the first Hudson’s Bay Company’s store on the right. This building was constructed in 1893 and was slowly reconstructed and incorporated into the present HBC building in 1914-1949.
Bailey Bros. photography company (ca. 1890-1898) was founded by a famous Vancouver based photographer Charles S. Bailey (1869-1896) and his brother William (1865-ca. 1836), the latter replacing H.G. Neelands in the “Bailey & Neelands” partnership (1889-1890). The company dealt in photography, books and stationary. After his move to Kamloops in 1896 Charles Bailey managed the local branch of Bailey Bros. His early death in 1898 put an end to the enterprise (Camera Workers: The British Columbia, Alaska & Yukon Photographic Directory online, vol. 1).
$750 CAD

 

219. BAILEY BROTHERS
[Original Photograph Titled:] 740. Vancouver B.C. from Mt. Pleasant.

Ca. 1890s. Gelatin silver print ca. 11x18,5 cm (4 ¼ x 7 ¼ in). Numbered, titled and signed “Bailey Bros. Photo, Vancouver, B.C.” in negative, mounted on period card and recently matted. Slightly faded, but overall a very good photo.
The photo shows False Creek and the New Westminster Trestle Bridge, with the Vancouver East End in the background.
Bailey Bros. photography company (ca. 1890-1898) was founded by a famous Vancouver based photographer Charles S. Bailey (1869-1896) and his brother William (1865-ca. 1836), the latter replacing H.G. Neelands in the “Bailey & Neelands” partnership (1889-1890). The company dealt in photography, books and stationary. After his move to Kamloops in 1896 Charles Bailey managed the local branch of Bailey Bros. His early death in 1898 put an end to the enterprise (Camera Workers: The British Columbia, Alaska & Yukon Photographic Directory online, vol. 1).
$575 CAD

 

220. BAILEY BROTHERS
[Original Photograph Titled:] 781. Part of Vancouver B.C. from Harbour.

Ca. 1890s. Gelatin silver print ca. 11x18,5 cm (4 ¼ x 7 ¼ in). Numbered, titled and signed “Bailey Bros. Photo, Vancouver, B.C.” in negative, mounted on period card and recently matted. Slightly faded, but overall a very good photo.
Bailey Bros. photography company (ca. 1890-1898) was founded by a famous Vancouver based photographer Charles S. Bailey (1869-1896) and his brother William (1865-ca. 1836), the latter replacing H.G. Neelands in the “Bailey & Neelands” partnership (1889-1890). The company dealt in photography, books and stationary. After his move to Kamloops in 1896 Charles Bailey managed the local branch of Bailey Bros. His early death in 1898 put an end to the enterprise (Camera Workers: The British Columbia, Alaska & Yukon Photographic Directory online, vol. 1).
$550 CAD

 

221. BAILEY BROTHERS
[Original Photograph Titled:] 863. Vancouver B.C. from Mt. Pleasant.

Ca. 1890s. Gelatin silver print ca. 18,5x23,5 cm (7 ¼ x 9 ¼ in). Numbered, titled and signed “Bailey Bros. Photo, Vancouver, B.C.” in negative, recently matted. Slightly faded, but overall a very good photo.
The photo shows a view north from the 7th Avenue just east of the Westminster Avenue (Main Street) and shows part of Mount Pleasant, False Creek, the New Westminster Trestle Bridge and Vancouver East End in the background.
Bailey Bros. photography company (ca. 1890-1898) was founded by a famous Vancouver based photographer Charles S. Bailey (1869-1896) and his brother William (1865-ca. 1836), the latter replacing H.G. Neelands in the “Bailey & Neelands” partnership (1889-1890). The company dealt in photography, books and stationary. After his move to Kamloops in 1896 Charles Bailey managed the local branch of Bailey Bros. His early death in 1898 put an end to the enterprise (Camera Workers: The British Columbia, Alaska & Yukon Photographic Directory online, vol. 1).
$650 CAD

 

222. B.C. PHOTO CARD CO.
[Collection of Two Real Photo Postcards, # 252 & 253, both Titled:] Vancouver, B.C.

Ca. 1910s. Two gelatin silver prints ca. 8,5x13,5 cm (3 ¼ x 5 3/8 in). Both titled and signed in negative. One with address and note in ink, and with a Vancouver postal stamp dated 1912 on verso; the other one with an ink note on verso. One card with mild creases in the upper left corner, otherwise a very good pair.
The photos include a view of Vancouver’s West End with Burrard Inlet and North Shore Mountains in the background, and a view of the East side with the World Building in the centre.
B.C. Photo Card Co. was active in Vancouver in the 1910s. (“Camera Workers…” online, vol. 2).
$225 CAD

 

223. BROCK, John Allan
[Original Photograph of Vancouver Waterfront Looking West from near the foot of Dunlevy Avenue].

Ca. 1887. Albumen print ca. 11x18,5 cm (4 ¼ x 7 ¼ in). Mounted on the original photographer’s card (with printed text “J.A. Brock, Portrait and Landscape Photographer, Brandon, Man., and Vancouver City, B.C.” on the lower margin). Mount rubbed and slightly soiled, with loss of two corners (not affecting the image), but the photo is bright and in very good condition.
John Allan Brock “established himself in Belleville, Ontario, about 1882, then moved to Brandon, Manitoba, about 1883. His next move took him to Vancouver around May 1886 where he ran J. A. Brock & Co. in partnership with H. T. Devine. Brock apparently returned to Brandon on August 17, 1886 where he ran his old studio until the late 1890s.” (“Camera Workers…” online, vol. 1).
$750 CAD

 

224. CAPLE, Norman & Co.
[Original Photograph Titled:] 1335. Empress of India at Wharf, Vancouver, B.C., Property of C.P.Ry.

Ca. 1890s. Albumen print ca. 18,5x23,5 cm (7 ¼ x 9 ¼ in). Mounted on a period card leaf and recently matted. Numbered, captioned and signed “N. Caple & Co., Photo, Vancouver, B.C.” in negative. A very good photo.
“RMS Empress of India was an ocean liner built in 1890-1891 for Canadian Pacific Steamships. This ship would be the first of two CP vessels to be named Empress of India, and on 28 April 1891, she was the very first of many ships named Empress arriving at Vancouver harbor. The Empress of India regularly traversed the trans-Pacific route between the west coast of Canada and the Far East until she was sold to the Maharajah of Gwalior in 1914 and renamed in 1915” (Wikipedia).
“Norman Caple (1866-1911) is supposed to have arrived in Canada in 1888 where he met Richard Henry Trueman (1856-1911) through relatives or friends. The two men formed a partnership and had set up headquarters in Vancouver by 1890. After Trueman & Caple had been dissolved towards the end of 1893, both men continued in the photographic business as N. Caple & Co. and R.H. Trueman & Co. Caple seems to have given up advertising himself as a photographer by 1897. He was an active YMCA member and frequently gave lantern slide entertainments there and elsewhere in the early 1890s.” (“Camera Workers…” online, vol. 1).
$675 CAD

 

225. Most likely, ELLIOTT & BAGLOW
[Real Photo Postcard Titled:] Looking West from Granville Street, Vancouver, B.C.

Ca. 1906. Gelatin silver print ca. 8x13,5 cm (3 ¼ x 5 ¼ in). Titled in negative, without the photographers’ ink stamp verso. Minor mount residue on verso, otherwise a very good card.
Although the card doesn’t bear Elliott & Baglow’s ink stamp on verso, it has been most likely produced by this North Vancouver studio. Elliot & Baglow was a partnership of Albert Thomas Elliott and Frederick John Baglow, active in North Vancouver in 1906-1909 (“Camera Workers…” online, vol. 2).
$95 CAD

 

226. FRANK, Leonard
[Collection of Four Real Photo Postcards of Downtown Vancouver].

Ca. 1920s-1930s. Four gelatin silver prints ca. 9x14 cm (3 ½ x 5 ½ in). Titled and numbered in negative, printed photographer’s name on verso. A very good collection.
3. Financial Section, Vancouver, B.C.; 4. View of Harbour from Bekins Bldg. Vancouver, B.C.; 23. Vancouver, B.C.; 24. Vancouver, B.C. (with address and note in pencil, and a Vancouver postal stamp dated 1939 on verso).
Leonard Frank (1870-1944) was a BC photographer who started in Alberni (ca. 1898-1916), but became famous during his almost 40-years career in Vancouver (1917-1944). Forced to leave Vancouver Island because of anti-German sentiments during WW1, Frank “established a brief partnership in Vancouver with Orville J. Rognon between 1918 and 1919 as the Commercial Photo Company. Frank continued to operate under that name until about 1926-1927 when he started using his own name for the business. Leonard Frank Photos established an enviable reputation as industrial and commercial photographers and Leonard Frank continued photographing almost until he died” (“Camera Workers…” online, vol. 1, 2). Two major collections of Leonard Frank’s photos are housed in the Vancouver Public Library and the Jewish Museum & Archives of B.C.
$150 CAD

 

227. Most likely, FRANK, Leonard
[Original Photograph of the Vancouver Commercial Port, with Cargo being unloaded from the RMS Empress of Russia; with the Marine Building in the background].

1939. Gelatin silver print ca. 16,5x21,5 cm (6 ½ x 8 ¼ in). With an ink stamp “Ref. Dep. 10-20’39. N.E.A.” on verso. Recently matted. A crease in the upper left corner, otherwise a very good photo.
Leonard Frank (1870-1944) was a BC photographer who started in Alberni (ca. 1898-1916), but became famous during his almost 40-years career in Vancouver (1917-1944). Forced to leave Vancouver Island because of anti-German sentiments during WW1, Frank “established a brief partnership in Vancouver with Orville J. Rognon between 1918 and 1919 as the Commercial Photo Company. Frank continued to operate under that name until about 1926-1927 when he started using his own name for the business. Leonard Frank Photos established an enviable reputation as industrial and commercial photographers and Leonard Frank continued photographing almost until he died” (“Camera Workers…” online, vol. 1, 2). Two major collections of Leonard Frank’s photos are housed in the Vancouver Public Library and the Jewish Museum & Archives of B.C.
$275 CAD

 

228. GOWEN SUTTON CO. LTD.
[Collection of Thirty-Four Real Photo Postcards of Vancouver].

Ca. 1920s. Thirty-four gelatin silver prints ca. 8,5x14 cm (3 ½ x 5 ½ in). All but two titled in negative. A couple with minor silvering of the dark areas, two with minor creases, otherwise a very good collection.
8 postcards with general views of Vancouver: Vancouver, B.C., looking north from World Bldg. (with address and note in ink, and with a Vancouver postal stamp dated 1920 on verso); Part of the Wholesale District; Looking across Harbour from Tower Bldg., Looking N. across Burrard Inlet (with address and note in ink, and with Vancouver postal stamps dated 1929 on verso); Looking across Burrard Inlet; Aeroplane View of part of Waterfront of Vancouver; Aeroplane View of the Industrial & Business Sections of Vancouver; View from Roof Garden of Hotel Vancouver (with an ink note on verso).
10 postcards showing notable Vancouver buildings: World Building (with an ink note on verso); Hotel Vancouver; Great Northern & Canadian National Depots; General Hospital (with address and note in ink, and with Vancouver postal stamps dated 1923 on verso); Post Office (with address and note in ink, and with Vancouver postal stamps dated 1923 on verso); [Second Hotel Vancouver] (with address and note in ink, and with Vancouver postal stamps dated 1920 on verso); Court House & Hotel Vancouver; Corner of Granville & Hastings St.; University of British Columbia; Burrard Bridge.
6 postcards showing Hastings Street: Hasting Street (three different views); Hastings Street E.; Hastings Street showing post Office; Hastings Street looking east from Granville St.
4 postcards showing Granville Street: Granville Street (three different views); Corner of Granville & Georgia Streets.
3 postcards showing Vancouver CPR station: C.P.R. Station & Docks; Canadian Pacific Ry’ Co’s Docks; Canadian Pacific Railway Co. depot with address and note in ink on verso).
3 postcards showing Vancouver beaches: English Bay (with address and note in ink, and with a Vancouver postal stamp dated 1925 on verso); Bathing Beach, English Bay; Kitsilano Bathing Beach.
Gowen Sutton Co. Ltd. was formed by a famous Vancouver postcard photographer Frank Gowen (1878-1946) whose most active period was the 1910s-1920s. (“Camera Workers…” online, vol. 2).
$1500 CAD

 

229. WILLIAM NOTMAN & SON
[Original Photograph Titled:] 2725. Harbour, Vancouver, B.C.

Ca. 1900s. Gelatin silver print ca. 18,5x24 cm (7 ¼ x 9 ½ in). Numbered, captioned and signed “Ent. Acc. to Act of Parl. Canada, year 1904 by Wm. Notman & Son at the Dept. of Agriculture” in negative. Mounted on period card and recently matted. Slightly faded, silvering in the left lower corner, otherwise a very good photo.
“William Notman & Son” (ca. 1880-1900s) was a company founded by William McFarlane Notman (1851-1913), a son of famous Montreal photographer William Notman (1826-1891). William McFarlane took several trips to B.C. with the purpose of taking photographs, accompanied by his brothers Charles F. and George R.W. (“Camera Workers…” online, vol. 1).
$575 CAD

 

230. ROSETTI STUDIOS
[Real Photo Postcard, Titled:] No. 6209. Wholesale Centre, Vancouver, B.C.

1909. Gelatin silver print ca. 8,5x14 cm (3 3/8 x 5 ½ in). Titled and signed “Rosetti Studios. Van. B.C.” in negative. With address and note in ink, and with a Vancouver postal stamp dated 1909 on verso. A very good postcard.
Rosetti Photographic Studios was a Vancouver enterprise active in ca. 1909-1915. It was “owned and operated by Lionel Haweis and J.J. McCarthy (1910), then by Haweis and a co-proprietor named Ranier (1912-1915). One A.C. Williams is also listed as a proprietor in 1913” (“Camera Workers…” online, vol. 2).
$175 CAD

 

231. THOM, Alexander (or Adam) Barton
[Original Photograph Titled:] 2121. General View of Vancouver from the West.

Ca. 1887. Albumen print ca. 18x24 cm (7 x 9 ½ in). Mounted on the original photographer’s card (with printed text “A.B. Thom, Winnipeg” on the lower margin). Numbered and titled in negative. Image slightly faded, mount rubbed and worn on extremities, with minor loss of corners, but overall a very good photo.
The photo shows Vancouver waterfront, harbor, and the first Vancouver CPR station erected in 1887 on the shore line of Burrard inlet. This building was replaced with a second CPR station constructed in the Gothic style at the foot of Granville Street in 1899.
A.B. Thom was a Western Canadian photographer active in ca. 1886-1889; he took a number of images in the Rocky and Selkirk Mountains, and Vancouver. “The son of Dr. A. Thom of Winnipeg, Adam was educated in Scotland. He formed a partnership with Fred V. Bingham (Bingham & Thom) in 1884 with headquarters in Winnipeg. The partnership was dissolved in 1886. Thom travelled widely and visited Vancouver in February 1887, he was at Glacier House the same time as Lord Stanley in October 1889” (“Camera Workers…” online, vol. 1).
$975 CAD

 

232. THOMPSON, Stephen Joseph
[Original Photograph Titled:] 1053. On the Inlet, Vancouver.

Ca. 1900. Platinum print ca. 17,5x23 cm (7x9 in). Numbered, captioned and signed “Thompson. Vancouver” in negative. Recently matted. Minor mount residue on verso, with a couple of spots, otherwise a very good photo.
Stephen Joseph Thompson (1864-1929) was a “profilic and versatile photographer” based in New Westminster and Vancouver. “He photographed extensively along the Canadian Pacific Railway throughout the 1890s. Thompson visited the Chicago World's Fair in 1893. Two years later he was commissioned to obtain views of farms around Edmonton. In 1898 he accompanied an official expedition to northern B.C. and Wrangel led by the Deputy Minister of Marine and Fisheries, Louis Coste” (“Camera Workers…” online, vol. 1).
$675 CAD

 

233. THOMPSON, Stephen Joseph
[Original Photograph Titled:] 1063. C.P.R. Docks, Vancouver.

1901. Platinum print ca. 18,5x23,5 cm (7 ¼ x 9 ¼ in). Numbered, captioned and signed “Thompson Photo. Copyright 1901” in negative. Recently matted. Old mount residue on verso, minor creases on the corners, otherwise a very good photo.
Stephen Joseph Thompson (1864-1929) was a “profilic and versatile photographer” based in New Westminster and Vancouver. “He photographed extensively along the Canadian Pacific Railway throughout the 1890s. Thompson visited the Chicago World's Fair in 1893. Two years later he was commissioned to obtain views of farms around Edmonton. In 1898 he accompanied an official expedition to northern B.C. and Wrangel led by the Deputy Minister of Marine and Fisheries, Louis Coste” (“Camera Workers…” online, vol. 1).
$675 CAD

 

234. [DOWNTOWN VANCOUVER]
[Collection of Five Stereoview Photographs of Downtown Vancouver].

Ca. 1910s. Five pairs of gelatin silver prints from ca. 10x16,5 cm (4 x 6 ½ in) to ca. 8x15,5 cm (3 1/8 x 6 1/8 in). All unsigned, mounted on original cards, one with a period ink note on verso. One view with minor silvering on the lower margin, otherwise a very good collection.
The stereoviews include two views of the downtown westside, taken from the rooftop garden of the second CPR Hotel Vancouver (Coal Harbour with Burrard Inlet and the North Shore mountains in the background; and a view of downtown looking east, with the port of Vancouver in the background). There other views show a close-up image of the clock tower of the Vancouver Block (Granville St.), another view from the rooftop garden of the second CPR Hotel Vancouver, and a photo of the CPR SS “Princess Louise” in the port of Vancouver.
$975 CAD

 

235. [EVANS, COLEMAN & EVANS WHARF]
[Original Photograph of Evans, Coleman & Evans Wharf at the Foot of Columbia Street].

Ca. 1900. Gelatin silver print ca. 19x24,5 cm (7 ½ x 9 ½ in). Mounted on original card and recently matted. A very good sharp photo.
$750 CAD

 

236. [FALSE CREEK]
[Original Photograph of Vancouver taken from False Creek].

Ca. 1880s. Albumen print ca. 17,5x23 cm (6 ¾ x 9 in). Number “3” written in negative. Mounted on a period album leaf and recently matted. Image slightly faded, otherwise very good.
With an albumen print of Mount Rainier and Columbia River (ca. 20,5x30,5 cm or 8x12 in) mounted on verso of the album leaf.
$975 CAD

 

237. [FALSE CREEK]
[Original Photograph of the False Creek Industrial Area, with Workers and Cranes Transferring Cargo; Vancouver East Side with the Dominion Building and the Sun Tower, and North Shore Mountains are in the background].

11th April 1944. Gelatin silver print ca. 16,5x24 cm (6 ½ x 9 ½ in). Recently matted. A very good photo.
$325 CAD

 

238. [FALSE CREEK]
[Original Photograph Titled:] Vancouver Looking South over False Creek.

Ca. 1946. Gelatin silver print ca. 19x24 cm (7 3/8 x 9 ½ in). Titled in pencil on the lower margin. Recently matted. A very good photo.
$475 CAD

 

239. [RESIDENTIAL AREA]
[Real Photo Postcard, Showing a Street in the Residential Area in the Early Days of Vancouver].

Ca. 1900. Gelatin silver print ca. 8,5x14 cm (3 ¼ x 5 3/8 in). Period ink inscription “Taken from our front window” on verso. A very good postcard.
$95 CAD

 

240. [RANCHING LAND]
[Real Photo Postcard, Showing Ranching Land around Vancouver, Possibly with Burnaby Mountain in the Background].

1908. Gelatin silver print ca. 8,5x13,5 cm (3 3/8 x 5 3/8 in). With address and note in ink, and with a Vancouver postal stamp dated 1908 on verso. Minor silvering on the margins, otherwise a very good postcard.
The note on verso says: “Have just been visiting Harold Butler, son of E.G. Butler. This is a fair sample of ranching land around here”.
$125 CAD

 

241. [SHAUGHNESSY HEIGHTS]
[Real Photo Postcard Showing Shaughnessy Heights with the North Shore Mountains in the Distance].

Ca. 1910s. Gelatin silver print ca. 8,5x14 cm (3 ½ x 5 3/8 in). With address and note in pencil and with a Vancouver postal stamp on verso. A very good postcard.
“The neighbourhood was created in 1907 by the Canadian Pacific Railway, then the largest real estate developer in Canada. It was meant as an alternative to the West End, which was the traditional home for the budding city elite. Thanks to aggressive marketing by the Railroad and highly regulated development and a stronger degree of exclusiveness, it gradually took the latter's status over the past century” (Wikipedia).
$95 CAD

 

242. [VANCOUVER]
[Collection of Three Original Miniature Photographs of Vancouver, Titled:] In Harbour, Vancouver, B.C.; Vancouver, B.C. from Mount Pleasant; Moodyville Mills, Burrard Inlet, B.C.

Ca. 1890s. Three gelatin silver prints ca. 3,7x6 cm (1 ½ x 2 3/8 in). All titled in negative and mounted on original cards (all edges gilt). One photo with a needle hole on the upper margin, otherwise a very good collection.
$275 CAD

 

243. [VANCOUVER]
[Collection of Three Real Photo Postcards of Vancouver].

Ca. 1910s. Three gelatin silver prints ca. 8,5x13,5 cm (3 3/8 x 5 ¼ in). All with printed titles on the lower margins and with stamps “Printed in England” on verso. A very good collection.
The postcards include: Where you stop. Vancouver, B.C. (showing a train at the second CPR station); Granville Street Bridge, Vancouver, B.C.; A bit of Granville Street, Vancouver, B.C.
$225 CAD

 

244. [VANCOUVER]
[Collection of Seven Real Photo Postcards of Vancouver].

Ca. 1913. Seven gelatin silver prints ca. 9x14 cm (3 ½ x 5 ½ in). One signed in negative. A very good collection.
1 postcard by James McCarthy: [A Private House in Vancouver].
6 anonymous posctards, unsigned: five different views of Vancouver (each with address and note in pencil, and with Vancouver postal stamps dated 1912-1913 on verso); two portraits of Vancouver residents taken on a porch of a private house (one with address and note in ink, and with a Vancouver postal stamp dated 1910 on verso).
“James McCarthy was a Vancouver photographer active in the late 1900s-early 1910s. He appears to have begun his career working with Harry James, possibly in 1908. The partnership of James & McCarthy was listed only for 1909. James also resided at 921 Pacific from 1909 to 1915. By 1914 McCarthy was employed as a motorman with the BC Electric Railway” (“Camera Workers…” online, vol. 2).
$350 CAD

 

245. [WATERFRONT]
[Real Photo Postcard, Titled:] 1 Mile of Waterfront, Vancouver, B.C.

1908. Gelatin silver print ca. 9x14 cm (3 ½ x 5 ½ in). Titled in negative. With address and note in ink, and with a Vancouver postal stamp dated 1908 on verso. Mild silvering on the left margin, otherwise a very good postcard.
$125 CAD

 

246. [WEST END]
[Original Photograph of Vancouver’s West End and a part of Stanley Park, with Burrard Inlet and North Shore Mountains in the Background].

Ca. 1920s. Gelatin silver print ca. 18x23 cm (7x9 in). Printed on period card with white ink caption “Vancouver. B.C.” on the mount. Recently matted. A very good photo.
$675 CAD

 

247. [WEST END]
[Original Photograph of Vancouver’s West End and part of Stanley Park, with the Marine Building in the right, and Burrard Inlet and North Shore Mountains in the Background].

Ca. 1940. Gelatin silver print ca. 17,5x23 cm (6 ¾ x 9 in). With typewritten caption “Vancouver, B.C.”, ink stamps “Photographic Courtesy Canadian National Railways” and “May 1940” on verso (also with three later trade labels). Recently matted. A very good photo.
$275 CAD

 

STREET VIEWS

248. HUGHES, Robert Jeffrey
[Real Photo Postcard, Titled:] Kerrisdale Shopping District (looking east).

Ca. 1930s. Gelatin silver print ca. 8,5x13,5 cm (3 3/8 x 5 3/8 in). Titled and signed “Hughes” in negative. With a period ink inscription on verso. A very good postcard.
Robert Jeffrey Hughes was a partner in the Trail-based “Hughes Bros.” photo studio in the 1910s-1930s, and managed his own studio in Vancouver in the 1930s-1940s. (“Camera Workers…” online, vol. 2).
$175 CAD

 

249. THOMPSON, Stephen Joseph
[Original Photograph Titled:] 915. Cordova St., Vancouver.

Ca. 1890s. Platinum print ca. 18x23 cm (7x9 in). Numbered, captioned and signed “Thompson Photo” in negative. Recently matted. Old mount residue on verso, and with a small mild stain, otherwise a very good photo.
Stephen Joseph Thompson (1864-1929) was a “profilic and versatile photographer” based in New Westminster and Vancouver. “He photographed extensively along the Canadian Pacific Railway throughout the 1890s. Thompson visited the Chicago World's Fair in 1893. Two years later he was commissioned to obtain views of farms around Edmonton. In 1898 he accompanied an official expedition to northern B.C. and Wrangel led by the Deputy Minister of Marine and Fisheries, Louis Coste” (“Camera Workers…” online, vol. 1).
$1375 CAD

 

250. THOMPSON, Stephen Joseph
[Original Photograph Titled:] 1217. Georgia St., Vancouver.

Ca. 1890s. Platinum print ca. 18,5x23,5 cm (7 ¼ x 9 ¼ in). Numbered, captioned and signed “Thompson Photo” in negative. Recently matted. Old mount residue on verso, image slightly faded, otherwise a very good photo.
Stephen Joseph Thompson (1864-1929) was a “profilic and versatile photographer” based in New Westminster and Vancouver. “He photographed extensively along the Canadian Pacific Railway throughout the 1890s. Thompson visited the Chicago World's Fair in 1893. Two years later he was commissioned to obtain views of farms around Edmonton. In 1898 he accompanied an official expedition to northern B.C. and Wrangel led by the Deputy Minister of Marine and Fisheries, Louis Coste” (“Camera Workers…” online, vol. 1).
$725 CAD

 

251. [CAMBIE STREET BRIDGE]
[Real Photo Postcard, Showing Cambie Street Bridge Showing the Collapsed Section in the River after the 1915 Fire].

1915. Gelatin silver print ca. 8,5x13,5 cm (3 3/8 x 5 3/8 in). With address and note in ink, and with a Vancouver postal stamp dated 1915 on verso. Minor silvering in the left upper corner, otherwise a very good postcard.
The photo shows the second Cambie Street Bridge, built in 1911 to replace the original 1891 bridge. The second bridge was a four-lane, medium level steel bridge, 1,247 metres (4,091 ft) long and carrying streetcar tracks. The navigation span was a steel through-truss swing span which the city would open on four hours' notice. In April 1915, the creosoted wooden deck caught fire, causing the collapse of a 24.4-metre (80 ft) steel side span. The second bridge was replaced with the current Cambie Street Bridge in 1984-85 (see more: Wikipedia).
$150 CAD

 

252. [CORDOVA STREET]
[Collection of Two Real Photo Postcards Titled:] Cordova St., Vancouver, B.C.; Warehouses, Cordova St.

Ca. 1900s. Two gelatin silver prints ca. 8,5x13,5 cm (3 ¼ x 5 3/8 in). Both titled in negative, unsigned. A very good pair.
$275 CAD

 

253. [GEORGIA STREET]
[Real Photo Postcard, Showing Festive Decorations on Georgia Street, with the Georgia Pharmacy on the left].

Ca. 1900s. Gelatin silver print ca. 8x13 cm (3 ¼ x 5 1/8 in). A very good postcard.
Later pencil inscription on verso “Vancouver, B.C. Georgia & Granville.”
$95 CAD

 

254. [GRANVILLE STREET]
[Collection of Seven Real Photo Postcards of Granville Street].

Ca. 1900s-1920s. Seven gelatin silver prints ca. 8,5x13,5 cm (3 ½ x 5 3/8 in). All titled in negative. A very good collection.
1 postcard by P.T. Timms: 81. Granville Street, North of New York Block, Vancouver, B.C. (with a dotted lone drawn in ink on recto and an ink note on verso: “The dotted line marks the Indian trail from North Vancouver to Britannia mines. It is about 35 miles the other side of the hill top. I go by boat. The cross shows Vancouver Club”).
1 postcard by Elliott & Baglow (with the photographers’ ink stamp on verso): Granville St., Vancouver, B.C. (with address and note in ink on verso, and with Vancouver postal stamps dated 1909)
1 postcard by Gowen Sutton Co.: Corner of Granville & Georgia Sts., Vancouver, B.C.
1 postcard by B. Honig: Granville St., Vancouver, B.C.
3 anonymous postcards: 150. Granville St., looking south, Vancouver, B.C. (with an ink note on verso); Granville St. from Depot; 258. The Burns Blk, Vancouver, B.C. (a period ink note on verso “In the tower of this building [modern Vancouver Block] is to be the largest clock on the Pacific Coast. It is to be regulated every few minutes, I believe evfery minute in fact by a master clock. The outside face is 12 ft diameter”).
Philip Thomas Timms (1874-1973) “moved to Vancouver at the age of 24 in 1898 from Toronto and started in business as a picture framer. In an oral history interview late in life, Timms said he worked with S.J. Thompson. He achieved fame after the turn of the century as a photographer of street scenes in Vancouver” (“Camera Workers…” online, vol. 2).
Elliot & Baglow was a partnership of Albert Thomas Elliott and Frederick John Baglow, active in North Vancouver in 1906-1909 (“Camera Workers…” online, vol. 2).
Gowen Sutton Co. Ltd. was formed by a famous Vancouver postcard photographer Frank Gowen (1878-1946) whose most active period was the 1910s-1920s. (“Camera Workers…” online, vol. 2).
$750 CAD

 

255. [GRANVILLE STREET]
[Original Photo of Granville Street, Vancouver, with Automobiles and Street Cars, and the building of the Second C.P.R. Station in the Background].

Ca. 1910s. Gelatin silver print ca. 16,5x24 cm (6 ½ x 9 ½ in). Recently matted. Minor creases in the left lower corner, old mount residue on verso, otherwise a very good photo.
The second C.P.R. station was built in 1899 at the foot of Granville Street in Gothic Style. It was replaced with the current Neoclassical style building in 1914, thus being in service for only 16 years.
$750 CAD

 

256. [GRANVILLE STREET]
[Original Photo Looking North from Granville Street, with the Hudson’s Bay Co.’s Store on the right and Street Cars Going on Granville].

Ca. 1920s. Gelatin silver print ca. 18x23 cm (7x9 in). Recently matted. Pen inscription “Granville St., Vancouver, B.C.” and an ink stamp of the “Publicity Branch, Department of Immigration & Colonization, Ottawa, Canada” on verso. A very good bright photo.
$850 CAD

 

257. [GRANVILLE & HASTINGS CORNER]
[Original Photo Looking East from Granville Street, with a street car approaching from Hastings Street].

Ca. 1900. Gelatin silver print ca. 11,5x16,5 cm (4 ½ x 6 ½ in). Mounted on a period card and recently matted. Minor fading, otherwise a very good photo.
The photograph shows Hastings Street looking east from Granville Street with the Alfred Bunker and Customs House building (formerly L.A. Hamilton's house) on the right and George Trorey's jewelry store on the left (since 1906 - the Birks store). Note the wooden sidewalk.
$450 CAD

 

258. [HASTINGS STREET]
[Collection of Nine Real Photo Postcards of Hastings Street].
Ca. 1900s-1910s. Nine gelatin silver prints ca. 8,5x13,5 cm (3 ¼ x 5 3/8 in). All titled in negative. A very good collection.
1 postcard by Elliott & Baglow: Hastings Street looking east from Cambie St., Vancouver, B.C. (with the photographers’ ink stamp on verso).
1 postcard by Hindmarsh & Rowlstone: Hastings St., looking east, Vancouver, B.C. (with address and a note in ink, and a Vancouver postal stamp dated 1909 on verso; with the photographers’ ink stamp on verso).
1 postcard by R. Broadbridge: 4027. Vancouver, B.C. Corner of Hastings and Cambie Streets (with address and a note in ink, and a Vancouver postal stamp dated 1917 on verso).
6 anonymous postcards: Looking down Hastings St., Vancouver, B.C. (with address and a note in ink, and a Vancouver postal stamp dated 1907 on verso); Hastings St. E., Vancouver, B.C. (on the form of the “Canadian Souvenir Post Card”); Hastings St. East from Granville St., Vancouver, B.C.; Hastings St. looking west; Hastings St. looking east; Hastings St.
Elliot & Baglow was a partnership of Albert Thomas Elliott and Frederick John Baglow, active in North Vancouver in 1906-1909 (“Camera Workers…” online, vol. 2).
Hindmarsh & Rowlstone was a partnership of Henry J. Hindmarsh and Sidney Rowlstone, active in Vancouver in 1908-1909 (“Camera Workers…” online, vol. 2).
Richard Broadbridge was a Vancouver photographer active in 1908-1915. “In 1908-1909 he operated in partnership as the Broadbridge-Bullen Photo Co. and in 1910-1911 under the name Broadbridge Commercial Photo Co. One of the finest of Edwardian-era Vancouver photographers, he moved to Australia. One of his more interesting series of landscape views and outdoor portraits documented the BC portion of Thomas W. Wilby's cross-Canada trip by automobile in 1912” (“Camera Workers…” online, vol. 2).
$950 CAD

 

259. [HASTINGS STREET]
KILBURN, Benjamin West
[Original Stereoview Photograph, Titled:] 15827. Hastings Street, Vancouver, B.C.

Ca. 1903. A pair of albumen prints, ca. 8x15,5 cm (3 x 6 1/8 in). Mounted on original card with printed caption and photographer’s copyright on the mount. Printed text “Photographed and Published by B.W. Kilburn. Littleton, N.H.” on verso. Minor stains on the top margin; overall a very good stereoview.
Benjamin West Kilburn was an Alaskan photographer active in ca. 1877-1909. He was a “Stereoscopic photographer and publisher, some of his views are copyrighted 1899. His work is notable for misidentifying Dawson City as being in Alaska even though the town is so far east of the boundary as to be unmistakably Canadian” (“Camera Workers…” online, vol. 1).
$425 CAD

 

260. [HASTINGS STREET]
[Real Photo Postcard, Showing a Newly Constructed House at a Corner of Hastings and Abbott Streets, on Sale by the Vancouver Financial Corp.].

Ca. 1910s. Gelatin silver print ca. 8,5x13,5 cm (3 ½ x 5 ½ in). Silvering of the dark margins, otherwise a very good postcard.
$95 CAD

 

261. [PENDER STREET]
[Real Photo Postcard, Titled:] Pender St. E. Looking West.

Ca. 1900. Gelatin silver print ca. 8,5x14 cm (3 3/8 x 5 ½ in). Titled in negative. Slightly faded but otherwise a very good postcard.
$150 CAD

 

262. [WESTMINSTER AVENUE (MAIN STREET)]
[Collection of Two Real Photo Postcards of Westminster Avenue (Main Street)].

Ca. early 1900s. Two gelatin silver prints ca. 8,5x13,5 cm (3 ¼ x 5 ¼ in). Both titled in negative. A very good pair.
1 postcard by Elliott & Baglow: Westminster Av., Vancouver, B.C.
1 postcard by B. Honig: Westminster Avenue, looking north, Vancouver, B.C. (with address and note in pencil, and with a Vancouver postal stamp dated 1908 on verso).
Elliot & Baglow was a partnership of Albert Thomas Elliott and Frederick John Baglow, active in North Vancouver in 1906-1909 (“Camera Workers…” online, vol. 2).
$275 CAD

 

NOTABLE BUILDINGS

263. BARROWCLOUGH, G.A.
[Real Photo Postcard, Titled:] Manhattan Apartment Block, Vancouver, B.C.

Ca. 1908. Gelatin silver print ca. 8,5x14 cm (3 3/8 x 5 3/8 in). Titled and signed “Barrowclough Cards” in negative. With address and note in ink, and with Vancouver postal stamp dated 1908 on verso. A note in the same hand on recto. Right lower corner creased, otherwise a very good postcard.
The photograph shows Manhattan Apartments, 784 Thurlow St. (northeast corner at Robson Street). "Built for industrialist W.L. Tait, the Manhattan was one of the earliest apartment blocks in the city as well as the first to be built on a new plan with high site coverage and a deep courtyard for light. Its name foreshadowed the area's future 'Manhattanization,' and it formed the model for countless later apartment buildings. The bay windows, contrasting to the customary plain wall surfaces of Parr and Fee's commercial buildings, provide a sense of residential dignity, as do the ornate columns and balcony of the recessed entranceway" (Kalman, H. Exploring Vancouver. UBC Press, 1974).
George Alfred Barrowclough was a Vancouver photographer who specialized in postcards and was active in the 1910s-early 1920s.
$95 CAD

 

264. ROSETTI STUDIOS
[Real Photo Postcard, Titled:] No. 6251. Vancouver Fire Department. The New Aerial Auto Truck.

1910. Gelatin silver print ca. 8,5x14 cm (3 ¼ x 5 ½ in). Titled and signed “Rosetti Studios” in negative. With address and note in ink, and with a North Vancouver postal stamp dated 1910 on verso. A very good postcard.
Vancouver became one of the first cities in North America with motorized fire departments. The first free motorized vehicles were bought by the chief of the fire department John Howe Carlisle in 1907. “In 1911, the Vancouver department was ranked, by a committee of international experts, as among the “world's best in efficiency and equipment,” and in 1917 became Canada's first completely motorized department” (Vancouver Fire and Rescue: Early Days/ The History of Metropolitan Vancouver on-line).
Rosetti Photographic Studios was a Vancouver enterprise active in ca. 1910-1915. It was “owned and operated by Lionel Haweis and J.J. McCarthy (1910), then by Haweis and a co-proprietor named Ranier (1912-1915). One A.C. Williams is also listed as a proprietor in 1913” (“Camera Workers…” online, vol. 2).
$225 CAD

 

265. TIMMS, P.T.
[Real Photo Postcard, Showing the Canadian Bank of Commerce on a corner of Granville and Hastings Streets, Titled:] 930. Each Year Adds Greatness, Vancouver, B.C.

Ca. 1910s. Gelatin silver print ca. 8x13,5 cm (3 1/8 x 5 ¼ in). With a printed title on recto and photographer’s name and device on verso. Period ink inscription “This is the Bank of Commerce” on verso. A very good postcard.
The photo shows the Canadian Bank of Commerce (698 West Hastings) built in 1908 in the “Temple Bank” style by Toronto architects Darling & Pearson. This building became the home of Birks jewellers in 1994.
Philip Thomas Timms (1874-1973) “moved to Vancouver at the age of 24 in 1898 from Toronto and started in business as a picture framer. In an oral history interview late in life, Timms said he worked with S.J. Thompson. He achieved fame after the turn of the century as a photographer of street scenes in Vancouver” (“Camera Workers…” online, vol. 2).
$125 CAD

 

266. UNIVERSAL PHOTOGRAPHERS
[Original Photo of the Interior of the British Columbia Chamber of Mines with a Group of Visitors in the Centre].

Ca. 1924. Gelatin silver print ca. 18x23,5 cm (7 x 9 ¼ in). Later pencil note “Photo by the Universal Photographers, New Westminster, B.C.” Recently matted. Old mount residue on verson, with minor tears and occasional loss on extremities, but overall a very good photo.
“The British Columbia Chamber of Mines was incorporated in 1898 and functioned as an information and publicity house for mining exploration and activity. The Chamber has been financed by contributions from mining companies, engineers, geologists, prospectors, the City, and the Provincial Government. The Chamber provided a library and reading room to service the mining industry, and conducted its own mining school for many years. In 1943, its name was changed to the British Columbia and Yukon Chamber of Mines” (MemoryBC.ca). It is currently known as the BC Association for Mineral Exploration.
Universal Photographers was a New Westminster studio operated by C.E. Stride and active in 1921-1925 (“Camera Workers…” online, vol. 2).
$375 CAD

 

267. [CPR STATION]
[Collection of Two Real Photo Postcards of the Second CPR Station at the foot of Granville Street, and Two Original Photos showing the Station Decorated for the Royal Visit in October 1901].

Ca. early 1900s. Four gelatin silver prints, including two real photo postcards ca. 8,5x13,5 cm (3 3/8 x 5 3/8 in), and two original photos, ca. 9,5x12,5 cm (3 7/8 x 4 7/8 in) and ca. 8,5 cm (3 ¼ in) square. Both postcards titled, one also signed in negative. One photo with a later ink note on verso. One postcard with mild creases on the upper margin, one photo with minor silvering on the margins, otherwise a very good collection.
Car. Depot and Docks, Vancouver, B.C. (with address and note on verso, and with a Vancouver postal stamp dated 1910 on verso); Waterfront Looking East (signed in negative, illegible; with ink notes on verso and recto). The ink note on verso of the second postcard reveals the history of early sport card collecting: “Dear Children, I am sorry I could not get more cards. Will get more after a while, decide those to suit yourselves. I think the Buchannen or McCormack fine. Could not get Cuthbert…”
“The first railway station in Vancouver was little more than a wooden shed. The second station was much more substantial. It was demolished in 1912 to make way for the present station, which is larger, though no more impressive as architecture. In October 1901, the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, later to be King George V and Queen Mary, visited Vancouver. The visit caused tremendous excitement. Even at remote places such as Golden, BC, children lined up in the snow with Union Jacks to cheer the royal couple as they passed by in a CPR train” (Museum McCord online).
$350 CAD

 

268. [CHURCHES]
[Collection of Five Real Photo Postcards of Vancouver Churches].

Ca. 1900s-1920s. Five gelatin silver prints ca. 8,5x13,5 cm (3 3/8 x 5 3/8 in). Three titled in negative, two with printed titles. A very good collection.
1 postcard by P.T. Timms: St. John’s Presbyterian Church, Vancouver, B.C.
1 postcard by Elliott & Baglow (with the photographers’ ink stamp on verso): Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church, Vancouver, B.C. (with address and note in ink, and with an American postal stamp dated 1925 on verso).
3 anonymous postcards: Church of our Lady of the Holy Rosary, Vancouver, B.C.; St. Andrew’s Church, Vancouver, B.C.; Church Life in the West. Good Friday, 1914, Vancouver, B.C.
Philip Thomas Timms (1874-1973) “moved to Vancouver at the age of 24 in 1898 from Toronto and started in business as a picture framer. In an oral history interview late in life, Timms said he worked with S.J. Thompson. He achieved fame after the turn of the century as a photographer of street scenes in Vancouver” (“Camera Workers…” online, vol. 2).
Elliot & Baglow was a partnership of Albert Thomas Elliott and Frederick John Baglow, active in North Vancouver in 1906-1909 (“Camera Workers…” online, vol. 2).
$425 CAD

 

269. [DOMINION BUILDING]
[Collection of Three Real Photo Postcards of the Dominion Trust Building, 207 West Hastings St.].

Ca. 1900s-1910s. Three gelatin silver prints ca. 14x8,5 cm (5 ½ x 3 3/8 in). All titled and signed in negative. One postcard with minor creases and silvering on the margins, otherwise a very good collection.
“Designed in 1908-1910 by architect J. S. Helyer, it was, at the time, the highest building in the British Empire with a height of 147 feet, 6 inches, until the nearby Sun Tower (100 West Pender Street) rose in 1911-1912. To a steel-framed Chicago-style high rise, Helyer added classical columns, Sullivanesque detailing above the tenth floor, and a Second Empire curved mansard roof. The interior design was even more unusual: a central core design with a ten-storey spiral staircase” (HistoricPlaces.ca).
1 postcard by G.A. Barrowclough: Watch Vancouver Grow. One of the Sprouts of 1909 (with address and a note in ink, and with a Vancouver postal stamp dated 1909 on verso).
1 postcard by the Rosetti Studios: # 6211. The Dominion Trust. Bldg. Hastings St., Vancouver (with address and a note in pencil, and with a Vancouver postal stamp dated 1913 on verso).
Dominion Trust (signed in negative, illegible).
George Alfred Barrowclough was a Vancouver photographer who specialized in postcards and was active in the 1910s-early 1920s.
Rosetti Photographic Studios was a Vancouver enterprise active in ca. 1910-1915. It was “owned and operated by Lionel Haweis and J.J. McCarthy (1910), then by Haweis and a co-proprietor named Ranier (1912-1915). One A.C. Williams is also listed as a proprietor in 1913” (“Camera Workers…” online, vol. 2).
$425 CAD

 

270. [DUNSMUIR HOTEL]
[Collection of Two Real Photo Postcards of the Dunsmuir Hotel, 502 Dunsmuir St.].

Ca. late 1900s. Two gelatin silver prints ca. 8x14 cm (3 ¼ x 5 ½ in). Unsigned. One postcard with address and note on verso, and a Vancouver postal stamp dated 1909 on verso.The same postcard with minor silvering on the lower margin, otherwise a very good pair.
$250 CAD

 

271. [GLENCOE LODGE]
[Real Photo Postcard, Titled:] Glencoe Lodge, Vancouver, B.C.

1920. Gelatin silver print ca. 9x14 cm (3 ½ x 5 ½ in). Titled in negative. With address and note in ink, and with a Vancouver postal stamp dated 1920 on verso. A very good postcard.
“Built in 1906, the hotel lost business in the late 1920s, and despite a name change in 1931 to the Hotel Belfred closed in 1932. The site was redeveloped in the 1930s as a gas station, only to be redeveloped in the 1970s boom as the Royal Centre, with an office tower, the Hyatt Hotel and an underground shopping plaza” (Glencoe Lodge/ Changing Vancouver.wordpress.com).
$95 CAD

 

272. [GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY STATION]
ADAMS, M.
[Original Photograph of the Interior of the Vancouver Great Northern Railway Station, Photo Entered in the 1957 Lions Gate Camera Club Competition].

Ca. 1957. Gelatin silver print ca. 25,5x32 cm (10 x 12 ½ in) mounted on original black card of a larger size. Period ink inscription with the details of the competition on verso.The mount slightly rubbed on extremities, but the photo is in very good condition.
The note on verso reads: “Mal Adams. Nov 26/57. LGCC Competition. “Architectural Interior.” 3rd place, 64 points (high 79, second 74)”. The Great Northern railway station located next to the Canadian Northern railway station on reclaimed land in the False Creek area was demolished in 1965 due to a decline in passanger traffic.
$325 CAD

 

273. [HORSE SHOW BUILDING]
[Real Photo Postcard, Titled:] Horse Show Building. No. 44.

Ca. 1910s. Gelatin silver print ca. 8,5x13,5 cm (3 3/8 x 5 3/8 in). Titled and numbered in negative. Upper left corner creased, otherwise a very good postcard.
The photograph shows the Stanley Park Armouries (Horse Show Building), on the SW corner of West Georgia and Gilford Streets. The building was destroyed during the fire in 1960.
$150 CAD

 

274. [HOTEL EUROPE]
[Real Photo Postcard, Titled:] Hotel Europe, Vancouver, B.C. The only absolutely waterproof hotel in the Dominion. “When in Vancouver, Visit Us.”

Ca. 1910. Gelatin silver print ca. 14x8,5 cm (5 ½ x 3 ¼ in). Titled in negative. A very good postcard.
“Hotel Europe is a six-story heritage building located at 43 Powell Street (at Alexander) in the Gastown area of Vancouver. The building was commissioned by hotelier Angelo Calori and built in 1908-1909 by Parr and Fee Architects. Situated on a triangular lot, the building is designed in the flatiron style. It was the first reinforced concrete structure to be built in Canada and the earliest fireproof hotel in Western Canada” (Wikipedia).
$150 CAD

 

275. [HOTEL VANCOUVER]
[Collection of Three Real Photo Postcards of the First CPR Hotel Vancouver, Showing the Additional Wing built in 1904].

Ca. early 1900s. Three gelatin silver prints ca. 8,5x13,5 cm (3 3/8 x 5 3/8 in). Two postcards titled in negative, one with a printed title. A very good collection.
1 postcard by B.C. Photo Card Co.: 206. Hotel Vancouver, Vanc’r.
1 postcard by G.A. Barrowclough: Vancouver Hotel (with address and note on verso, and with a Vancouver postal stamp dated 1910 on verso; an ink note on recto reads “June 13 & 14 1910”).
1 postcard by P.T. Timms: 103. Hotel Vancouver. Vancouver, B.C. (printed text on verso “Clarke & Stuart’s ‘Timms’ photographic series, Vancuver, B.C.”; with an ink note on verso dated 1909).
B.C. Photo Card Co. was active in Vancouver in ca. 1910s. (“Camera Workers…” online, vol. 2).
George Alfred Barrowclough was a Vancouver photographer who spesialized in postcards and was active in the 1910s-early 1920s.
Philip Thomas Timms (1874-1973) “moved to Vancouver at the age of 24 in 1898 from Toronto and started in business as a picture framer. In an oral history interview late in life, Timms said he worked with S.J. Thompson. He achieved fame after the turn of the century as a photographer of street scenes in Vancouver” (“Camera Workers…” online, vol. 2).
$300 CAD

 

276. [HOTEL VANCOUVER]
[Original Photo of the Second Hotel Vancouver (1916) at Georgia and Granville Streets].

Ca. 1910s. Gelatin silver print ca. 24,5x20 cm (9 ¾ x 7 ¾ in), mounted on the original card. Captioned “Canadian Hotel, Vancouver, B.C., 2387” in the left lower corner. Recently matted. A small tear on the left of the mount not affecting the image; overall a very good photo.
The first Hotel Vancouver of the Canadian Pacific railway was constructed in 1888 by the architect of the first Vancouver CPR station, T.C. Sorby; the additional southern wing was built by F. Rattenbury in 1893, and a further extension in the Italienate style in 1901. The whole building was replaced with a more impressive and elaborate second Hotel Vancouver in 1916.
$575 CAD

 

277. [METROPOLITAN BUILDING]
[Original Photo of the Elevators of Metropolitan Building, 837 Hastings Street, Built in 1912].

Ca. 1910s. Gelatin silver print ca. 13x18 cm (5x7 in). Mounted on the original card. Mount slightly soiled on verso, with corners rubbed, but the photo is bright and in very good condition.
Pencil inscription on verso reads: “Elevator Boys. Metropolitan Bld. Hastings St. Hamilton”. Sun shade with the building number on Hastings street (837) is clearly visible on the floor. The building was demolished (?) in 1998 for construction of the Terminal City Club Tower.
The Metropolitan Building was constructed in 1912 by John S. Helyer, the architect of the Dominion Building in Vancouver. It was home to the Terminal City Club which occupied this site since its foundation in 1892. The building was replaced by the 30 storey Terminal City Club Tower in 1998.
$275 CAD

 

278. [ROGERS BUILDING]
[Collection of Two Real Photo Postcards Showing the Construction Site of the Rogers Building].

Ca. early 1910s. Two gelatin silver prints ca. 8x13,5 cm (3 ¼ x 5 3/8 in). Unsigned, one with a period ink note on verso. A very good pair.
The Rogers Building was built in 1912 at the corner of Granville and Pender streets, for Jonathan Rogers, a prominent Vancouver land developer.
$350 CAD

 

279. [SAINT PAUL’S HOSPITAL]
[Real Photo Postcard Showing Saint Paul’s Hospital on Burrard Street Under Construction].

Ca. 1914. Gelatin silver print ca. 8,5x13,5 cm (3 ½ x 5 ½ in). With ink note on verso. With a Vancouver postal stamp dated 1914. Minor silvering of the dark areas, otherwise a very good postcard.
“St. Paul's Hospital is an acute care hospital located in downtown Vancouver. It is the oldest of the seven health care facilities operated by Providence Health Care, a Roman Catholic faith-based care provider. This hospital was founded in 1894 by the Sisters Of Providence who (from their base in Montreal) founded schools, hospitals and asylums all over North America and other continents” (Wikipedia).
$150 CAD

 

280. [VANCOUVER CITY MARKET]
[Real Photo Postcard, Titled:] Vancouver City Market.

Ca. 1910s. Gelatin silver print ca. 8,5x14 cm (3 3/8 x 5 ½ in). Titled in negative. With a period ink inscription on verso dated 1918. Overall a very good postcard.
The photo shows the Vancouver city market under construction. “People were keen to buy directly from local producers, and so in 1907, city council made a historic investment into a two-storey civic market. Built on the edge of False Creek on Main Street near what is now occupied by Vancity and the Telus World of Science, the Victorian-style exhibition hall boasted both waterfront access for steamships and terminus connections for rail. The City Market, as it was dubbed, launched to great fanfare in 1908, attracting 3,000 people on opening day. But it ultimately shuttered its doors, first because of its poor location in an undeveloped part of town and then permanently due to a catastrophic fire in 1925” (Elbe, S. Vancouver’s History of Eating Local/ The Montecristo Magazine online).
$150 CAD

 

281. [VANCOUVER OPERA HOUSE]
[Real Photo Postcard, Titled:] Vancouver Opera House, B.C. No. 152.

Ca. 1910s. Gelatin silver print ca. 8,5x14 cm (3 3/8 x 5 ½ in). Titled and numbered in negative. Right upper corner slightly creased, otherwise a very good postcard.
$125 CAD

 

282. [WINCH BUILDING]
[Collection of Two Real Photo Postcards of the Post Office and Winch Building, 739 West Hastings Street].

Ca. early 1910s. Two gelatin silver prints ca. 8,5x13,5 cm (3 3/8 x 5 3/8 in). Both titled, one also signed in negative. One postcard with a period ink note on verso. A very good collection.
1 postcard by G.A. Barrowclough: Winch Building, Vancouver, B.C. Signed in negative. With a period ink note on verso: “This is a building just finished this spring. The building with the clock tower is post office and in the distance in the sky scraper, the highes in Vancouver, 15 stories”.
1 anonymous postcard: Winch Building & Post Office, Vancouver.
“The R.V. Winch Building is associated with the North American trend towards larger and higher commercial office buildings. The Winch Building was at the forefront of the general movement which saw an increasing concentration of major commercial buildings along West Hastings, West Pender and Granville Streets in downtown Vancouver. Owner and builder R.V. Winch was a Vancouver based entrepreneur whose firm was engaged in such diverse activities as shipping, insurance, real estate, and consular representation for Norway and Sweden” (historicplaces.ca)
George Alfred Barrowclough was a Vancouver photographer who spesialized in postcards and was active in the 1910s-early 1920s.
$200 CAD

 

283. [ALMOND’S ICE CREAM CO.]
[Real Photo Postcard, Showing Horace Almond, the Owner of the Almond’s Ice Cream Co.].

Ca. 1908-1910. Gelatin silver print ca. 9x14 cm (3 ½ x 5 ½ in). Later pen inscription on verso. A very good postcard.
Mr. Almond is shown in a horse driven cart, probably in front of his house.
$150 CAD

 

284. [BELLVILLE DINING ROOM]
[Real Photo Postcard, Showing the Staff in front of the Storefront of the Bellville Dining Room].

1910. Gelatin silver print ca. 9x13,5 cm (3 ½ x 5 3/8 in). With address and note on ink, and with a Vancouver postal stamp dated 1910 on verso. A very good postcard.
From the note on verso: “… this is where I am working. Do you think I have changed any, the Boss and his wife & the girl that worked with me…” are on the photo.
$195 CAD

 

285. [A.J. BRADLEY GROCERY STORE]
[Real Photo Postcard, Showing the Storefront of A.J. Bradley Grocery Store, on a corner of Powell and Cordova Streets; with Charlie Bradley [?] Posing in front].

Ca. early 1900s. Gelatin silver print ca. 8,5x14 cm (3 ¼ x 5 3/8 in). Period pencil inscription “Charlie Bradley” on verso. A very good postcard.
$250 CAD

 

286. [B.C. RENOVATORY CO.]
[Real Photo Postcard, Showing the Storefront of the B.C. Renovatory Co. on Granville Street, with the Firm’s Horse Driven Cart in front].

Ca. early 1900s. Gelatin silver print ca. 8,5x13,5 cm (3 3/8 x 5 3/8 in). Left upper corner is missing, and right lower corner is creased, otherwise a very good postcard.
The company with the full name of “B.C. Renovatory Co. Granville Bros. Cleaning & Dyeing” was located on 854 Granville Street.
$175 CAD

 

287. [CITY MEAT MARKET]
[Real Photo Postcard, Showing Staff in front of the City Meat Market, Westminster Ave., Titled:] Province Views.

Ca. 1909. Gelatin silver print ca. 14x8,5 cm (35½ x 3 ½ in). Titled in ink on the lower margin. With address and note in ink, and with a Vancouver postal stamp dated 1909 on verso. A very good postcard.
The postcard was addressed to Mrs. Wood, Yorkshire, England; from the note on verso: “Dear Mother, You will see the middle one is Fred.”
$175 CAD

 

288. [A.E. DAVIS’ DRUGSTORE]
[Real Photo Postcard, Showing A.E. Davis’ Drugstore on Commercial Drive].

Ca. 1910s. Gelatin silver print ca. 9x14 cm (3 ½ x 5 3/8 in). A very good postcard.
$195 CAD

 

289. [DEPARTMENT STORE]
[Real Photo Postcard, Showing Interior of a Department Store in Vancouver, with Staff Posing to the Photographer].

Ca. 1910s. Gelatin silver print ca. 8,5x13,5 cm (3 ¼ x 5 3/8 in). Filled in ink on verso. With a Vancouver postal stamp dated ca. 1912. Minor silvering of the dark areas, otherwise a very good postcard.
$135 CAD

 

290. [DUCLOS GAS STATION, WEST 4TH AVENUE]
[Three Original Photos of the Gas Station and Auto Parts Store on 3647 West 4th Ave, Vancouver, Belonging to Duclos Brothers, with them Posing on Both Photos].

Ca. 1916 - early 1920s. Gelatin silver print ca. 13x18 cm (5x7 in), mounted on the original card. With: real photo postcard ca. 8,5x13,5 cm (3 3/8 x 5 3/8 in). With: original photograph 7 x 11,25cm (2 3/4 x 4 1/2 in.) Images slightly faded, otherwise a very good collection.
The smallest photo shows the exterior of the Duclos auto part shop. The middle photo show the exterior of the Duclos gas station, with the gas pump at the right, attached to a barrel of gasoline. The sign next to it reads “17 cents per gallon”. The larger photo shows the interior of the auto part shop and features an information desk on the counter with the sign: “Donated by St. Paul’s hospital. Vancouver, B.C.” The gas station, later supplemented with an auto parts store, was run by a Duclos family (Alfred O. and J.A. Duclos) on 3647, West 4th Avenue in Vancouver since 1916 and during the 1920s.
$375 CAD

 

291. [FORBES & MACKINLAY REAL ESTATE]
[Real Photo Postcard, Showing the Staff of Forbes & Mackinlay Real Estate Posing in front of the Office].

Ca. 1910s. Gelatin silver print ca. 8,5x14 cm (3 ¼ x 5 3/8 in). Minor silvering of dark area, otherwise a very good postcard.
$175 CAD

 

292. [A.D. GUNN & CO]
[Original Photo of Four Candy Trucks Belonging to the Vancouver Confectionery Company of A.D. Gunn & Co.].

Ca. 1920s. Gelatin silver print ca. 16,5x24 cm (6 ½ x 9 ½ in). Recently matted. Minor creases in the left lower corner, old mount residue on verso, otherwise a very good photo.
“A.D. Gunn & Co., Confectionery & Grocery Specialties” was located at 129 Cordova St. West.
$375 CAD

 

293. [GROCERY STORE]
[Real Photo Postcard, Showing Staff posing at the Storefront of a Grocery Store in Vancouver].

Ca. 1909. Gelatin silver print ca. 8x13,5 cm (3 1/8 x 5 ¼ in). With address and note in ink (dated 1909), and with a Vancouver postal stamp on verso. A very good postcard.
$175 CAD

 

294. [H.A. HAEDGETT CO. FURNITURE]
[Real Photo Postcard, Showing the Staff and a Cart of Haedgett Co.].

Ca. 1914. Gelatin silver print ca. 8,5x13,5 cm (3 3/8 x 5 3/8 in). With an ink note on verso dated Dec. 1914. A very good postcard.
H.A. Haedgett Co. was located at the corner of Pender and Cambie Streets.
$250 CAD

 

295. [HEDDLE & SON REAL ESTATE]
[Real Photo Postcard, Showing an Office of the Heddle & Son Real Estate, at a Corner of Cornwall and Vine Streets; Written and Signed by Heddle].

Ca. 1910. Gelatin silver print ca. 8,5x14 cm (3 ¼ x 5 3/8 in). With address and note in ink, and with a Vancouver postal stamp dated 1910 on verso. A very good postcard.
The photo shows Heddle & Son themselves. “Dear Glen [?] Heddle & Son ready for business. We guarantee to make you money what ho!!! We will soon be on our way to Bonnie Scotland. Much love to all from Heddle & Son.”
$250 CAD

 

296. [HILL, WALL & CO. REAL ESTATE]
[Real Photo Postcard, Showing an Office of the Hill, Wall & Co. Real Estate, on 328 Columbia Street].

Ca. 1909-1910. Gelatin silver print ca. 8,5x14 cm (3 ½ x 5 ½ in). Minor silvering on the margins, otherwise a very good postcard.
$175 CAD

 

297. [JUNCTION BARBER SHOP]
[Real Photo Postcard, Showing Junction Barber Shop at a Corner of Fraser and New Westminster Streets, with the Sign of South Vancouver Laundry in the Window.]

Ca. 1910s. Gelatin silver print ca. 13,5x8 cm (5 3/8 x 3 1/8 in). With an ink note on verso. A very good postcard.
$225 CAD

 

298. [F.H. MILLETT & CO. REAL ESTATE]
[Real Photo Postcard, Showing the office of F.H. Millet & Co. Real Estate on Kingsway, Main and Broadway, with the Flood Cave in the foreground].

Ca. early 1900s. Gelatin silver print ca. 7x10 cm (2 1/8 x 3 7/8 in). Printed stamp “Private Post Card” on verso. A very good postcard.
$175 CAD

 

299. [PACIFIC CARTAGE CO. LTD.]
[Real Photo Postcard, Showing a Horse Driven Cart with a Sign of the Pacific Cartage Company].

Ca. early 1900s. Gelatin silver print ca. 8,5x13,5 cm (3 3/8 x 5 3/8 in). Right upper corner slightly bent, otherwise a very good postcard.
$225 CAD

 

300. [PACIFIC TRANSFER COMPANY]
[Real Photo Postcard, Showing a Horse Driven Cart with a Sign of the Pacific Transfer Company].

Ca. early 1900s. Gelatin silver print ca. 8,5x13,5 cm (3 3/8 x 5 3/8 in). Minor silvering and fading, right corners with very minor creases, otherwise a very good postcard.
$95 CAD

 

301. [STOCK AUCTION]
[Real Photo Postcard Showing an Open Air Stock Auction in Vancouver, Titled:] “How much am I offered.” Tell about Vancouver, B.C. No. 58.

1910. Gelatin silver print ca. 7,5x12,5 cm (2 7/8 x 4 7/8 in). Titled and numbered in negative. With ink note (in French) on verso. With a Vancouver postal stamp dated 1910. With some minor creases, otherwise a very good postcard.
$175 CAD

 

STANLEY PARK

302. FRANK, Leonard
[Original Photograph Titled:] Seven Sisters, Stanley Park.

Ca. 1927. Gelatin silver print ca. 24x18,5 cm (9 ½ x 7 ¼ in). Captioned and signed “Leonard Frank” in negative. Period ink inscription “ “The Seven Sisters,” Stanley Park, Vancouver B.C.” on verso. Recently matted. Slightly faded, otherwise a very good photo.
Leonard Frank (1870-1944) was a BC photographer who started in Alberni (ca. 1898-1916), but became famous during his almost 40-years career in Vancouver (1917-1944). Forced to leave Vancouver Island because of anti-German sentiments during WW1, Frank “established a brief partnership in Vancouver with Orville J. Rognon between 1918 and 1919 as the Commercial Photo Company. Frank continued to operate under that name until about 1926-1927 when he started using his own name for the business. Leonard Frank Photos established an enviable reputation as industrial and commercial photographers and Leonard Frank continued photographing almost until he died” (“Camera Workers…” online, vol. 1, 2). Two major collections of Leonard Frank’s photos are housed in the Vancouver Public Library and the Jewish Museum & Archives of B.C.
$325 CAD

 

303. GOWEN SUTTON CO. LTD.
[Collection of Seventeen Real Photo Postcards of Stanley Park].

Ca. 1910s-1920s. Seventeen gelatin silver prints ca. 8,5x13,5 cm (3 3/8 x 5 3/8 in). All titled in negative. One card with a minor crease on the right lower corner, otherwise a very good collection.
Aeroplane view of the entrance to Stanley Park; Entrance to Stanley Park (with address and note in pencil, and with a Vancouver postal stamp dated 1917 on verso); Looking across the First Narrows from Signal Station, Prospect Point; View from Prospect Point, Stanley Park (with address and note in pencil, and with a Vancouver postal stamp dated 1928 on verso); Princess Charlotte leaving Harbour (with address and note in pencil, and with a Vancouver postal stamp dated 1927 on verso); Marine Transportation, Primitive & Modern, R.M.S. Empress of Russia and Indian Dug-out Canoe; S.S. Prince Rupert entering Vancouver Harbour; Empress of Russia leaving Vancouver Harbour; Lost Lagoon, Stanley Park (with an ink note on verso); The Ravine, Stanley Park; Totem Poles, Stanley Park; Driveway in Stanley Park; Grotto & Pavilion, Stanley Park; Chief White Elk at Siwash Rock; Giant Cedar in Stanley Park (with address and note in pencil, and with a Regina postal stamp dated 1919 on verso); The Big Hollow Tree, Stanley Park; Chief White Hawk in the Big Hollow Tree, Stanley Park.
Gowen Sutton Co. Ltd. was formed by a famous Vancouver postcard photographer Frank Gowen (1878-1946) whose most active period was the 1910s-1920s. (“Camera Workers…” online, vol. 2).
$525 CAD

 

304. WILLIAM NOTMAN & SON
[Original Photograph Titled:] 2150. Spruce Tree, 44 feet in Circumference, Vancouver.

Ca. 1889. Gelatin silver print ca. 18x23 cm (7 ¼ x 9 in). Numbered, captioned and signed “Wm. Notman & Son Photo., Montreal” in negative. Recently matted. Slightly faded, otherwise a very good photo.
William Notman & Son” (ca. 1880-1900s) was a company founded by William McFarlane Notman (1851-1913), a son of famous Montreal photographer William Notman (1826-1891). William McFarlane took several trips to B.C. with the purpose of taking photographs, accompanied by his brothers Charles F. and George R.W. (“Camera Workers…” online, vol. 1).
$325 CAD

 

305. WILLIAM NOTMAN & SON
[Original Photograph Titled:] 2153. View from Stanley Park, Vancouver.

Ca. 1889. Gelatin silver print ca. 18x22,5 cm (7 x 8 ¾ in). Numbered, captioned and signed “Wm. Notman & Son Photo., Montreal” in negative. Recently matted. A very good photo.
William Notman & Son” (ca. 1880-1900s) was a company founded by William McFarlane Notman (1851-1913), a son of famous Montreal photographer William Notman (1826-1891). William McFarlane took several trips to B.C. with the purpose of taking photographs, accompanied by his brothers Charles F. and George R.W. (“Camera Workers…” online, vol. 1).
$375 CAD

 

306. STANLEY PARK PHOTOGRAPHERS
[Original Photograph Portrait of Tourists in the Motorized Sightseeing Wagon “Tally Ho”].

Ca. early 1900s. Gelatin silver print ca. 11,5x16 cm (4 ½ x 6 ¼ in) mounted on the original photographer’s card with blind stamp “Fricke & Schenck, Vancouver B.C.” in the left lower corner (of the mount); and ink stamp “The Stanley Park Photographers, 61 Cordova St., Vancouver B.C.” on verso. White pencil inscription “Dad and mother Seymour (Fredrick O. Seymour & Elizabeth Doolitle Seymour)” on verso. Image slightly faded, but overall a very good photo.
“Stanley Park Photographers was operated by Fricke & Schenck (1908-1910) as the Stanley Park Photographers Photo Studio, and G.C. Fricke, G. Schenck and G.A. King (1911) as Stanley Park Photographers” (“Camera Workers…” online, vol. 2).
$225 CAD

 

307. THOMPSON, Stephen Joseph
[Original Photograph Titled:] 440. A Drive, Stanley Park.

Ca. 1890s. Platinum print ca. 18x23 cm (7x9 in). Numbered, captioned and signed “Thompson Photo” in negative. Recently matted. Old mount residue on verso, otherwise a very good photo.
Stephen Joseph Thompson (1864-1929) was a “profilic and versatile photographer” based in New Westminster and Vancouver. “He photographed extensively along the Canadian Pacific Railway throughout the 1890s. Thompson visited the Chicago World's Fair in 1893. Two years later he was commissioned to obtain views of farms around Edmonton. In 1898 he accompanied an official expedition to northern B.C. and Wrangel led by the Deputy Minister of Marine and Fisheries, Louis Coste” (“Camera Workers…” online, vol. 1).
$375 CAD

 

308. THOMPSON, Stephen Joseph
[Original Photograph Titled:] 936. Forest Giants, Stanley Park, Vancouver.

Ca. 1890s. Platinum print ca. 17,5x23 cm (7x9 in). Numbered and captioned in negative, unsigned. Recently matted. Old mount residue on verso, image slightly faded otherwise a very good photo.
Stephen Joseph Thompson (1864-1929) was a “profilic and versatile photographer” based in New Westminster and Vancouver. “He photographed extensively along the Canadian Pacific Railway throughout the 1890s. Thompson visited the Chicago World's Fair in 1893. Two years later he was commissioned to obtain views of farms around Edmonton. In 1898 he accompanied an official expedition to northern B.C. and Wrangel led by the Deputy Minister of Marine and Fisheries, Louis Coste” (“Camera Workers…” online, vol. 1).
$325 CAD

 

309. THOMPSON, Stephen Joseph
[Original Photograph Titled:] 1213. “A Drive”, Stanley Park, Vancouver.

Ca. 1890s. Platinum print ca. 23,5x18,5 cm (9 ¼ x 7 ¼ in). Numbered, captioned and signed “Thompson Photo” in negative. Recently matted. Old mount residue on verso, image slightly faded otherwise a very good photo.
The photo shows the road to Prospect Point.
Stephen Joseph Thompson (1864-1929) was a “profilic and versatile photographer” based in New Westminster and Vancouver. “He photographed extensively along the Canadian Pacific Railway throughout the 1890s. Thompson visited the Chicago World's Fair in 1893. Two years later he was commissioned to obtain views of farms around Edmonton. In 1898 he accompanied an official expedition to northern B.C. and Wrangel led by the Deputy Minister of Marine and Fisheries, Louis Coste” (“Camera Workers…” online, vol. 1).
$350 CAD

 

310. [BIG HOLLOW TREE]
[Original Photo of a Family and their Car next to the Hollow Tree].

Ca. 1920s. Gelatin silver print ca. 10,5x16 cm (4 ¼ x 6 ¼ in). Printed on the card with blind stamp “Stanley Park. Vancouver. Canada” in the right lower corner. Captioned “Canadian Hotel, Vancouver, B.C., 2387” in the left lower corner. Mount slightly soiled on the top and bottom margins, but the image is very good and sound.
$275 CAD

 

311. [BROCKTON POINT]
[Original Photo Titled in Pencil on Verso:] No. 403. Brockton Point. Stanley Park, Vancouver.

Ca. 1941. Gelatin silver print ca. 18x23,5 cm (7 x 9 ¼ in). With manuscript caption, ink stamp “B.C. Government Travel Bureau” and a printed paper label on verso. Recently matted. A minor crease on the upper margin, otherwise a very good photo.
Printed label: “Waves wash the shore of Brockton Point in Stanley Park, one of the chief features of tourist interest in Vancouver, B.C. Visitors from the United States are welcomed by the Canadian province, and urged to see its far-famed scenic splendors.”
$275 CAD

 

312. [SIWASH ROCK]
[Large Original Photo of Siwash Rock in Stanley Park, with a Steamer and North Shore Mountains in the Background].

Ca. 1910s. Gelatin silver print ca. 46x28,5 cm (18 x 11 ¼ in). Recently matted. A very good photo.
$975 CAD

 

313. [VANCOUVER TRANSFER COMPANY]
[Real Photo Postcard Showing the Vancouver Transfer Company's Horse-Drawn Sightseeing Wagon "Tally-ho" in the Stanley Park, with the Coal Harbour and the Vancouver Waterfront in the background].

Ca. early 1900s. Gelatin silver print ca. 8,5x13,5 cm (3 ¼ x 5 ¼ in). A very good postcard.
$175 CAD

 

314. [VANCOUVER TRANSFER COMPANY]
[Original Photo of Vancouver Transfer Company's horse-drawn sightseeing wagon "Tally-ho" in Stanley Park].

Ca. early1900s. Gelatin silver print ca. 11,5x16,5 cm (4 ½ x 6 ½ in). Mounted on a period card and recently matted. A very good photo.
$325 CAD

 

315. [Collection of Four Real Photo Postcards of Stanley Park].
Ca. 1900s-1910s. Four gelatin silver prints ca. 8,5x14 cm (3 ½ x 5 ½ in). Three signed in negative. A very good collection.
1 postcard by Hindmarsh & Rowlstone: Entrance, Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C. (with address and a note in ink and a Vancouver postal stamp dated 1908 on verso).
3 anonymous postcards: #3, Stanley Park, Vancouver; #25, “Seven Sisters,” Stanley Park (with address and a note in ink, and a Vancouver postal stamp dated 1916 on verso); [Tourists in a “Tally-Ho” sightseeing wagon in the Stanley Park].
Hindmarsh & Rowlstone was a partnership of Henry J. Hindmarsh and Sidney Rowlstone, active in Vancouver in 1908-1909 (“Camera Workers…” online, vol. 2).
$225 CAD

 

OTHER PARKS & BEACHES

316. CALDER, W.H.
[Real Photo Postcard, Titled:] Kitsilano Beach, Vancouver, B.C.

Ca. 1910. Gelatin silver print ca. 8,5x14 cm (3 3/8 x 5 ½ in). Titled and signed “Calder Photo” in negative. A very good postcard.
Walther Hughes Calder (1871-1953) was a Vancouver photographer active in ca. 1906-1943. “He worked for the Wadds Bros. between 1907 and 1909, then was listed on his own between 1910-1911. By 1912 he was operating out of the studio formerly occupied by R.H. Trueman. In 1943 he was a photographer for Bridgman's Studio Limited” (“Camera Workers…” online, vol. 2).
$150 CAD

 

317. TRUEMAN & CAPLE
[Original Photograph of English Bay]

Ca. 1891. Albumen print ca. 11,5x19,5 cm (4 ½ x 7 ¾ in) mounted on the original photographer’s card with printed title and signature “Trueman & Caple, Photographers” on the lower margin. Image slightly faded, mount with minor chipping on extremities, but overall a very good photo.
“The partnership of photographers Richard Henry Trueman (1856-1911) and Norman Caple (1866-1911) lasted from ca. 1890 to 1893. They travelled the Canadian Pacific Railway line for about a year and then set up headquarters in Vancouver. Their catalogue, published about 1891, listed views numbered from 500 to 985 in three sizes. After Trueman & Caple had been dissolved towards the end of 1893, both men continued in the photographic business as N. Caple & Co. and R.H. Trueman & Co. Trueman was a superb landscape photographer and was one of few West Coast photographers to print his negatives on platinum paper. The first modern public exhibit of his work was produced by the Peter and Catharine Whyte Foundation, Banff, in 1981” (“Camera Workers…” online, vol. 1).
$375 CAD

 

318. [ENGLISH BAY]
[Collection of Ten Real Photo Postcards of the English Bay].

Ca. 1900s-1910s. Ten gelatin silver prints ca. 8,5x13,5 cm (3 ¼ x 5 3/8 in). All signed in negative. One postcard with a mild crease, otherwise a very good collection.
3 postcards by the B.C. Photo Card Co.: 151. English Bay from Pier; 153. The Bath Houses, English Bay (with address and note in ink, and with a Vancouver postal stamp dated 1912 on verso); 158. Bathing in English Bay, B.C. (with address and note in ink, and with a Vancouver postal stamp dated 1912 on verso).
3 postcards by Elliott & Baglow: English Bay, Vancouver, B.C. (with address and note in ink, and with a Vancouver postal stamp dated 1908 on verso); The Pier, English Bay, Vancouver, B.C. (two different views, each with address and note in ink, and with a Vancouver postal stamp dated 1908 on verso). The note on of the two last postcards reads: “The Pier was built this winter, right across is Kitsilano…”
2 postcards by Hindmarsh & Rowlstone: Promenade, English Bay, Vancouver, B.C.; The sands, English Bay, Vancouver, B.C. (each postcard with address and note in ink, and with Vancouver postal stamp dated 1909 on verso).
1 postcard by H.E. Bullen: 520. English Bay, Vancouver with address and note in ink, and with a Vancouver postal stamp dated 1909 on verso).
1 anonymous postcard: The beach, English Bay, Vancouver, B.C. (with address and note in ink, and with a Vancouver postal stamp dated 1909 on verso).
B.C. Photo Card Co. was active in Vancouver in ca. 1910s. (“Camera Workers…” online, vol. 2).
Elliot & Baglow was a partnership of Albert Thomas Elliott and Frederick John Baglow, active in North Vancouver in 1906-1909 (“Camera Workers…” online, vol. 2).
Hindmarsh & Rowlstone was a partnership of Henry J. Hindmarsh and Sidney Rowlstone, active in Vancouver in 1908-1909 (“Camera Workers…” online, vol. 2).
Harry Elder Bullen (1880-1963) “was a partner in the Broadbridge-Bullen Photo Co. in 1909, then formed his own company the following year (Bullen Photo Co.). From 1910 to 1912 he was in partnership as Bullen & Lamb. He worked for the BC Electric Railway as a clerk and photographer in 1913 and 1914, then may have operated on his own as a photographer in 1915. By 1916 he was employed as a photographer by Bishop & Christie, but was listed as a printer for that company the next year. Between 1921-1923 he was a photographer for the Canadian Photo Co.” (“Camera Workers…” online, vol. 2).
$1250 CAD

 



319. [JERICHO BEACH]
[Collection of Three Real Photo Postcards of Jericho Beach].

Ca. 1913. Three gelatin silver prints ca. 8,5x14 cm (3 ½ x 5 ½ in). All with period manuscript notes on verso. A very good collection.
The notes on versos read: “Jericho Beach, 1913” (on two postcards); “Down at the beach showing the cars on each side of street. July 10th. Stanley Park in the distance.”
$225 CAD

 

PARADES, PROCESSIONS AND CELEBRATIONS

320. [EDWARD VII FUNERAL]
[Collection of Two Real Photo Postcards Showing Memorial Processions on the Date of the Funeral of King Edward VII, May 20th, 1910].

Ca. 1910. Two gelatin silver prints ca. 8,5x14 cm (3 3/8 x 5 ½ in). Both titled in negative. One with a pencil note on verso. A very good collection.
Memorial Procession. Vancouver, B.C. May 20th, 1910; Masonic Parade, Edward VII Funeral, May 20 - 1910.
$225 CAD

 

321. [SALVATION ARMY PROCESSION]
[Real Photo Postcard Showing a Salvation Army Procession on a Vancouver Street].

Ca. early 1900s. Gelatin silver print ca. 8,5x14 cm (3 ½ x 5 ½ in). A very good postcard.
$175 CAD

 

322. [PARADE]
[Real Photo Postcard, Showing a Parade on a Vancouver Street].

1913. Gelatin silver print ca. 8,5x13,5 cm (3 ¼ x 5 3/8 in). With ink note on verso. With a Vancouver postal stamp dated 1913. A very good postcard.
$150 CAD

 

323. [VANCOUVER PAGEANT]
[Original Photo Titled:] Vancouver Pageant, June 12, 1914. # 6.

Ca. 1914. Gelatin silver print ca. 20x25 cm (7 ¾ x 9 ¾ in). Titled in negative. Recently matted. A very good bright photo.
The procession is on the Hastings Street, next to the corner with Carrall Street, with Balmoral Hotel (159 E. Hastings) in the background; and E.S. Knowlton’s drugstore (left) and Woods Hotel (right) in the foreground. The horse driven cart in the centre represents “Ross & Howard Iron Works Co. Ltd.”
“The photo was taken by a B.C. Electric Railway Company photographer from a window of the then two-year old B.C. Electric Railway’s terminal building. The parade was part of the Pageant of Vancouver celebrations, a two-day event held on Thursday, June 11 and Friday, June 12, 1914. <…> The parade had started at the Horse Show Building at the Pacific National Exhibition ground and featured many floats sponsored by Vancouver companies depicting historical events in the city’s – at that time – short 28 year history. <…> There were apparently no more Pageants of Vancouver after that first one. <…> Just two months later, the first Canadian troops would be leaving from the Canadian Pacific’s just opened new terminal on Cordova (today’s Waterfront Station) for the soon-to-be learned horrors of World War I…” (McGraw, J. Pageant of Vancouver 99 Years Ago// Vancouver Historical Society Newsletter, June 2013, p. 3-4.)
$975 CAD

 



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