Welcome to the online version of Camera Workers: The
British Columbia Photographic Directory, 1858-1950 by
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.
You can also reach this site and others devoted to British Columbia's
history and the archival world by visiting
A BC Home
If this page displays by itself, you can click on this
Contents link to begin your
visit with the Camera Workers of British Columbia, Canada. If you are viewing
this in frames, use the contents frame on the left.
This site, designed and marked up by myself, is best viewed at 800x600
resolution in 16-bit color.