Negative of Richard Maynard (Image Courtesy of BC Archives - Source from Call Number: F-06336).Richard Maynard (1832-1907), Victoria, B.C. (Image Courtesy of BC Archives - Call Number: F-06336).
Welcome to the online version of Camera Workers: The British Columbia Photographic Directory, 1858-1950 by David Mattison. This Web site contains a revised version of volume 1 of Camera Workers, first published in 1985, which documents photographers active prior to 1901, and volume 2, which covers professional photographers, selected amateur photographers, and cinematographers from 1901 to 1950. The geographic coverage for volume 1 includes not just what now forms the Province of British Columbia, Canada, but also Alaska Territory and Yukon Territory, both areas through which photographers frequently travelled through BC to reach. The principal period of time for the latter two areas, however, is the Klondike Gold Rush. My 1997 article in The Beaver, "Photo Nuggets", commemorates these gold rush photographers.

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You can also reach this site and others devoted to British Columbia's history and the archival world by visiting A BC Home Historian.

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