Camera Workers: The British Columbia, Alaska & Yukon Photographic Directory, 1858-1950 - D - Volume 1 (1858-1900)

© 1999-2001 By David Mattison

Updated: 2002.09.20.


NAME: Dally, Frederick.
LIFE DATES: 1838 07 29-1914 07 28.
BIRTHPLACE: Southwark, UK.
PLACE OF DEATH: Wolverhampton, UK.
WHERE ACTIVE: Victoria ; Barkerville.
BUSINESS ADDRESS/YEAR: Fort St., S. side near Government St./1866 06-1870 09; Barkerville/1868.
WORK INTERVAL: 1866 06-1870 09
STATUS: Commercial
BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Dally arrived in Victoria from England in September 1862. He operated a dry goods store at the corner of Government and Broughton in 1863 and moved his business in March 1864 to the northeast corner of Fort and Government in the Occidental building (Robinson’s Block).
The first ad announcing the opening of his photo studio on the south side of Fort St. across the street from his former dry goods store appeared in the Chronicle. His first major photographic journey was a circumnavigation  of a Vancouver Island as a guest of the Royal Navy on HMS Scout between August 8 and 20. Dally made two trips up to Barkerville, the first in 1867, the second in 1868. His studio in Barkerville in 1868 was destroyed in the September 16 fire and Dally returned to Victoria that November.
He sold his gallery in September 1870 to the Green Bros. and his business affairs in Victoria were wound down by Thomas Allsop (Allsop & Mason, later BC Land and Investment Agency). Dally went to Philadelphia to study dentistry and then returned to England. Richard and Hannah Maynard managed to acquire many of his glass negatives in the 1870s or 1880s which they then marketed under their own imprint. The Provincial Archives of BC purchased several of Dally's personal albums about 1914.
COLLECTIONS: BVIPA (glass negatives, prints and albums); OOA (prints).
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IDENTIFYING MARKS: "Frederick Dally, Fort Street, Victoria, Vancouver Island, B.C." on verso of cartes-de-visite (at least three different typefaces); large (approx. 8 x 10 in.) landscape views are not signed on negative surface.
REFERENCES/ADVERTISING AND SOURCES (IMAGES): BVICA, BC Land and Investment Agency fonds, T. Allsop to Dally, 1871-72, PR1, Series 16, box 54E3, file 1; BVIPA Dally papers, MS-2443; Colonist; Chronicle; Standard; and Cariboo Sentinel, 1862-1870; MAL68; MAL69; Bellinger (1976); Schwartz (1977); Birrell (1977 02); Calvert (1979); Schwartz (1985); Mattison and Savard (1992); Neering (1996).


NAME: Dalton, William Tinniswood.
LIFE DATES: 1854 11 21-1931 05 26.
BIRTHPLACE: Nent Head, Alston, Cumberland, UK.
PLACE OF DEATH: Vancouver.
WHERE ACTIVE: Vancouver.
BUSINESS ADDRESS/YEAR: 512 Hastings St. W./1896.
HOME ADDRESS/YEAR: 1319 Georgia St./1896-1897.
WORK INTERVAL: 1888-1900.
STATUS: Amateur.
BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Educated in England, he articled as an architect there in 1872, then moved to Winnipeg where he practiced between 1880-1889. He moved to Vancouver in 1889. After the turn of the century he was a partner in the firm of Dalton & Eveleigh (Sydney Morgan Eveleigh). Some of his Vancouver buildings are still standing.
COLLECTIONS: BVAA.
IDENTIFYING MARKS:
REFERENCES: HOD96; WIL97; BVAA photos no. BOATS P. 158; DISTRICTS P. 48; INDIANS P. 52; Who's Who and Why (1913); BC Archives, Vital Events Index, death registration no. 1931-09-454548; Kalman (1978).


NAME: Darms, Herman A.
LIFE DATES: 1871 06 22-1946 09 11.
BIRTHPLACE: Wisconsin.
PLACE OF DEATH: Yountville (Napa County), CA.
WHERE/WHEN ACTIVE: Dawson, Yukon/1902-1905 (photographer).
BUSINESS ADDRESS/YEAR:
HOME ADDRESS/YEAR: river front, north of St. Marty's Hospital/1902-1905.
STATUS:
SUMMARY: Born of Swiss immigrant parents (Baldazar and Elizabeth [Trueb] Darms), H.A. Darms lived in Yountville (Napa County), California, before moving to Dawson in 1898. He established himself as a printer under the name Darms Printing Co. and worked at this business until at least 1902. His business address was Third St.
Although how and where Darms learned to photograph is unknown, Elder & Grainger believe he apprenticed under a Dawson photographer. One possibility as an instructor is Lorenzo E. Robertson whose work Darms published in October 1903. Darms toured Yukon mining sites in the spring 1904 and an account of his trip was published in the Whitehorse Daily Evening Star.
By 1905 Darms added a third career skill to his repertoire: photo-engraver. He published The Yukon Illustrated booklet that January which was intended to be issued on a weekly basis. According to Elder & Grainger (1989), several versions were published over the course of 1905. Darms again travelled that year: in July he went with the American Institute of Mining Engineers to several mining sites. On his own that same month he visited the N.A.T. & T. operations on Miller and Glacier Creeks.
Following his return to his parents' home in Napa County, Darms took up farming and possibly continued for a while in photography. He apparently never married and was survived by a sister Mary Annie Frash, and two brothers, John and Henry Darms, all of Yountville. His death certificate, with information supplied by Mrs. Henry Darms, gives his occupation as coal miner. H.A. Darms was buried in Tolocay Cemetery.
COLLECTIONS/FORMATS:
IDENTIFYING MARKS:
REFERENCES: The Yukon Illustrated (1905) [BCARS NW 972.17 Y945]; Napa Journal, 1946 09 20/3 (obit.); State of California Certificate of Death (photocopy from P. Palmquist); Elder & Grainger (1989).

NAME: Davis, Joseph.
LIFE DATES: 1835? __ __-1891 06 30 or 1891 07 01.
BIRTHPLACE: probably UK.
PLACE OF DEATH: New Westminster District.
WHERE ACTIVE: New Westminster.
BUSINESS ADDRESS-YEAR: Columbia St./1887.
HOME ADDRESS-YEAR:
WORK INTERVAL: 1869-1890.
STATUS: Commercial.
BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He is supposed to have arrived in New Westminster in 1859 with the Royal Engineers and was active as a portrait and landscape photographer. In 1876 Lady Dufferin, during her visit to New Westminster, was presented with
a series of photographic views of the city, its arches, decorations, etc., with which Her Excellency expressed herself highly pleased. The views were taken by Mr. Joseph Davis, and reflect much credit on the artist. (Colonist)
COLLECTIONS:
IDENTIFYING MARKS:
REFERENCES: MAL69; MAL71; MAL74; HIB77; MAL87; Voters List, 1874; 1890; Colonist, 1876 09 17/3; World, 1891 07 04/4 (obit.); BC Archives, Vital Events Index, Death registration no. 1891-09-077379 (age 56, date: 1891 07 01).


NAME: Davis, S. (Miss).
VARIANT:
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BIRTHPLACE:
PLACE OF DEATH:
WHERE ACTIVE: Victoria.
BUSINESS ADDRESS/YEAR: 56 Fort St./1893.
HOME ADDRESS/YEAR: New York Hotel/1893.
WORK INTERVAL: 1893.
STATUS: Artist.
BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: She worked for John Savannah's studio.
REFERENCES: WIL93.


NAME: Davis, Walter.
LIFE DATES:
BIRTHPLACE:
PLACE OF DEATH:
WHERE ACTIVE: Victoria.
BUSINESS ADDRESS/YEAR: Superior St.?/1887
HOME ADDRESS/YEAR: Superior St.?/1887.
WORK INTERVAL: 1887.
STATUS: Commercial.
BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY:
COLLECTIONS:
IDENTIFYING MARKS:
REFERENCES: MAL87.


NAME: Davis, William H.
VARIANT:
LIFE DATES: 1858 __ __-____ __ __.
BIRTHPLACE: Pennsylvania.
PLACE OF DEATH:
WHERE ACTIVE: Victoria ; Sehome, WA ; Nanaimo.
BUSINESS ADDRESS/YEAR: Bastion St., next door to Temperance House/1877 06-
HOME ADDRESS/YEAR:
WORK INTERVAL: 1875 (Victoria) ; 1876-1877 06 (Sehome, Wash.) ; 1877 06- (Nanaimo).
STATUS: Commercial.
BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: W.H. Davis opened his photo studio in Sehome, Washington, in November 1875. "A graduate of one of the best art galleries of Victoria" (Bellingham Bay Mail, 1876 02 19/3), Davis left for Nanaimo in early June 1877 where he had leased the photo studio of J.K. Gilbert who had died the previous October. The Bellingham newspaper thought he would be absent about six months. Davis called his Nanaimo operation the Nanaimo Photographic Gallery.
Davis married Nellie A. Harrison of Sehome on November 1, 1876.
COLLECTIONS:
IDENTIFYING MARKS: "W.H. Davis, Photographer, Nanaimo, B.C." on verso of carte-de-visite (Mautz, 1986).
REFERENCES: Bellingham Bay Mail, 1875 11 27/3; 1876 02 19/3; 1876 11 04/3; 1877 04 14/3; 1877 06 02/3; Nanaimo Free Press, 1877 06 09/2 (ad); 1877 06 09/3; Mautz (1986; back cover); Mautz (1997).


NAME: Dawson, George Mercer.
LIFE DATES: 1849 08 01-1901 03 02.
BIRTHPLACE: Pictou, NS.
PLACE OF DEATH: Ottawa, ON.
WHERE ACTIVE: BC ; Yukon ; Alberta.
HOME ADDRESS-YEAR: 28 Victoria Chambers, Ottawa.
WORK INTERVAL: 1876; 1878-1879 (Peace River Region); 1885; 1887; 1889; 1890; 1894.
STATUS: Institutional.
BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A member of the British North American Boundary Survey, 1873-1874, which travelled only a short distance into the mountains beyond Waterton Lakes, Alberta, he was appointed to the Geological Survey of Canada staff in 1875. His photographs and report on the Haida peoples of the Queen Charlotte Islands (1878; report published 1880) continue to be invaluable to ethnographers. Dawson became director of the Geological Survey in 1895, but his career was cut short by his sudden death.
With William Ogilvie, a Dominion Land Surveyor, Dawson led the first official Canadian exploration of the Yukon Territory in 1887. Dawson's party entered the Yukon via BC from the Wrangell-Stikine River route. Dawson City, Yukon Territory, surveyed in January 1897 by Ogilvie, was named in his honour by traders and sawmill operators Joseph Ladue and Arthur Harper. Also named Dawson is the Dawson Range, YT.
COLLECTIONS: OOA.
IDENTIFYING MARKS: print surface may bear a number; e.g., "42."
REFERENCES: Morgan (1898); Hall (1967); Encyclopedia Canadiana (1970); Birrell (1975); Dawson (1993).


NAME: Day, Madge (Miss).
VARIANT:
LIFE DATES:
BIRTHPLACE:
PLACE OF DEATH:
WHERE ACTIVE: Vancouver.
BUSINESS ADDRESS/YEAR: 2 Cordova St./1897; 225 Carrall St./1899.
HOME ADDRESS/YEAR: 823 Cambie St./1897 ; Homer St., corner of Pender/1899.
WORK INTERVAL: 1897-1899.
STATUS: Retoucher.
BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: She worked for John White's studio in 1897 and Savard's Imperial Studio in 1899.
REFERENCES: WIL97; HEN97; WIL99.


Deane, E. B. see Vancouver Camera Club.


NAME: Dedman, Henry.
VARIANT: Dedman Photography Shop.
LIFE DATES: 1899-1954.
BIRTHPLACE: Skagway, AK.
PLACE OF DEATH: Skagway?, AK.
WHERE ACTIVE: Skagway, AK.
WORK INTERVAL: mid-1920s-1976.
STATUS: Commercial.
SUMMARY: While definitely not a photographer of the Klondike rush, according to Grainger (1992), the Dedman Photography Shop purchased the building once housing the studio of E.A. Hegg. After Henry Dedman died, his wife and business partner, Bessie (White) Dedman continued to manage the studio until her retirement. The shop also sold copy prints taken during the Klondike stampede by various photographers.
COLLECTIONS/FORMATS:
IDENTIFYING MARKS:
REFERENCES: Grainger (Directory Alaska Postcards, 1992).


Dedman Photography Shop see Dedman, Henry.

NAME: Desmond, Robert Ansley Brittain.
LIFE DATES: 1822 or 1827 __ __-____ __ __.
BIRTHPLACE: Louisiana.
PLACE OF DEATH:
WHERE ACTIVE: San Francisco, CA ; Victoria.
BUSINESS ADDRESS/YEAR: Government St., W. side near View St. (Victoria Theatre Photographic Gallery/1874 06-10 ; Government St., W. side near View St. (Shakespeare's)/1874 10-?.
HOME ADDRESS-YEAR:
WORK INTERVAL: 1874 06-?
STATUS: Retoucher.
BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Hired by S.A. Spencer out of the San Francisco studio of Bradley & Rulofson, Desmond arrived in Victoria in June 1874 and worked in the Victoria Theatre Photographic Gallery until that October when he went to work for Noah Shakespeare in the gallery next door to the Theatre Photographic Gallery. Spencer replaced Desmond with a Mr. Miller, also from San Francisco. A full account of Desmond's varied career is found in Palmquist & Kailbourn (2000).
REFERENCES: Standard, 1874 06 20/3; Colonist, 1874 10 16/3; 1874 11 07/3; Robinson (1992); Mautz (1997); Palmquist & Kailbourn (2000).


NAME: Deville, Edouard Gaston.
LIFE DATES: 1849 02 21-1924 09 21.
BIRTHPLACE: La Charite sur Loire, Nievre, France.
PLACE OF DEATH: Ottawa, ON.
WHERE ACTIVE: BC.
HOME ADDRESS-YEAR: 60 Lisgar St., Ottawa.
WORK INTERVAL: 1886 08-09 (BC only).
STATUS: Institutional (amateur) (visit).
BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Surveyor-General of Canada (1885-1924) with the Dominion Land Surveys, Deville took a camera on his 1886 inspection tour and made a number of extremely good views between Port Arthur and Victoria.
COLLECTIONS: BVIPA (album); OOA.
IDENTIFYING MARKS:
REFERENCES: Morgan (1898); Encyclopedia Canadiana (1970); Birrell (1978 01-02 and 05-06; 1982).


NAME: Devine, Harry Torkington.
LIFE DATES: 1865 07 28-1938 12 17.
BIRTHPLACE: Manchester, UK.
PLACE OF DEATH: Vancouver.
WHERE ACTIVE: Brandon, MB ; Vancouver.
BUSINESS ADDRESS/YEAR: Cordova and Abbott Sts./1886 06 01?-06 13 ; Cordova St. (Horne Block)/1886 07 23-1887 03 24 ; 140 Cordova St. (2 doors east of Hudson's Bay Co.)/1887 03 24-1889 01 ; 128 Cordova St./1896.
HOME ADDRESS/YEAR: 138 Cordova St./1889 ; Princess St., corner of Carl Ave./1890 ; 486 Sixth Ave. E./1895 ; 431 Sixth Ave E./1896-1897.
WORK INTERVAL: 1886 06?-1889 ; 1895-1897.
STATUS: Commercial.
BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to one biography (1911) he started as a photographer in Brandon in 1884. By 1885 both J.A. Brock and H.T. Devine were competing in Brandon on Rosser Ave. The two became partners and headed to Vancouver in 1886. Brock seemed to be the senior partner and it was his name which was frequently mentioned in the Vancouver papers. The partnership was dissolved in November 1887 and by January 1889 Devine had the galley up for sale. Devine returned to photography in 1895 but by 1897 had permanently retired from that career. His granddaughter, Betty C. Keller, published two articles about her famous ancestor whose surviving photographs are among the earliest of and most memorable images of Vancouver.
COLLECTIONS:  BVA (glass negatives); BVAA (prints); BVIPA (prints).
IDENTIFYING MARKS: "Devine" on print surface or "Harry T. Devine, Photographer, Cordova St., Vancouver, B.C." stamped on verso of prints; many 1886-1888 Vancouver views captioned and identified with phrase "Copyright applied for."
REFERENCES: Brandon Mail, 1885 09 03/7; News-Advertiser, 1888 04 20/1; Who's Who in Western Canada (1911); Mattison (1979 11-12); Letter, B. Keller to Mattison, 1983 04 30; Keller (1986); Keller (1987).


NAME: Diamond City Photo Gallery.
VARIANT: Diamond City Studio.
WHERE ACTIVE: Nanaimo.
BUSINESS ADDRESS/YEAR: Commercial St., W. side/1892-1893 ; 64 Commercial St./1894-1895?.
WORK INTERVAL: 1892-1895.
STATUS: Studio.
BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: This was owned and managed by J.W. Sampson. George Merrifield also worked for the gallery.
COLLECTIONS:
IDENTIFYING MARKS:
REFERENCES: WIL92; WIL93; WIL94; WIL95.


Diamond City Studio seeDiamond City Photo Gallery.

NAME: Dickey, C.J.
LIFE DATES:
BIRTHPLACE:
PLACE OF DEATH:
WHERE ACTIVE: Victoria.
BUSINESS ADDRESS/YEAR: 58 Blanshard St.?/1892.
HOME ADDRESS/YEAR: 58 Blanshard St.?/1892.
WORK INTERVAL: 1892.
STATUS: Commercial.
BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY:
COLLECTIONS:
IDENTIFYING MARKS:
REFERENCES: WIL92.


NAME: Dingle, Walter.
LIFE DATES: 1875 __ __-1947 01 20.
BIRTHPLACE: South Shields, UK.
PLACE OF DEATH: Burnaby.
WHERE ACTIVE: Chilliwack.
BUSINESS ADDRESS-YEAR:
HOME ADDRESS-YEAR:
WORK INTERVAL: 1897-1898.
STATUS: Commercial.
BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to his obituary he arrived in BC in 1893.
COLLECTIONS:
IDENTIFYING MARKS:
REFERENCES: WIL97; HEN98; Province, 1947 01 23 (obit.); BVIPA Reference Room VF.


NAME: Dobbs, Beverly B.
VARIANT: Dobbs & Nowell?.
LIFE DATES: 1868 __ __-19__ __ __.
BIRTHPLACE: Marshall, MO.
PLACE OF DEATH:
WHERE ACTIVE: Nome, AK.
BUSINESS ADDRESS/YEAR:
WORK INTERVAL: early 1900s.
STATUS: Commercial.
SUMMARY: He photographed primarily around the Seward Peninsula and is believed to be the first to use motion picture film north of the Arctic Circle [what about Flaherty?]. Jones (1976) lists a Dobbs from New Whatcom (Bellingham) and indicates a partnership between Dobbs & Nowell (Newell?) in Nome.
COLLECTIONS/FORMATS: Alaska State Library; photo postcards.
IDENTIFYING MARKS:
REFERENCES: Alaska Sportsman, 1939 08: 16-__; Jones (1976); Alaska State Library (1995).


Dobbs & Nowell see Dobbs, Beverly B.

NAME: Dolan, James C.
LIFE DATES:
BIRTHPLACE:
PLACE OF DEATH:
WHERE ACTIVE: Rossland.
BUSINESS ADDRESS/YEAR: 112 ˝ E. Columbia Ave./1897.
HOME ADDRESS-YEAR:
WORK INTERVAL: 1897.
STATUS: Commercial.
BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He worked for the Elite Photo Studio.
REFERENCES: HEN97.


NAME: Dominion Photo Co.
WHERE ACTIVE: Kaslo.
BUSINESS ADDRESS/YEAR: Front St./1899.
WORK INTERVAL: 1899.
STATUS: Studio.
BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: This was managed by James Hoag & Son who also had a studio with the same name in Nelson.
COLLECTIONS:
IDENTIFYING MARKS:
REFERENCES: WIL99.


NAME: Dominion Photo Co.
WHERE ACTIVE: Nelson.
BUSINESS ADDRESS/YEAR: Victoria St., corner of Ward St./1899-1900.
WORK INTERVAL: 1899-1900.
STATUS: Studio.
BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Managed by James Hoag & Son, a branch studio was also operated in Kaslo in 1899.
COLLECTIONS:
IDENTIFYING MARKS:
REFERENCES: WIL99; HEN99; HEN00.


NAME: Doody, Jerry (Jeremiah).
LIFE DATES:
BIRTHPLACE: Massachusetts?.
PLACE OF DEATH:
WHERE ACTIVE: Whitehorse, Yukon; Dawson, Yukon.
BUSINESS ADDRESS/YEAR: Whitehorse/1901-19__; Dawson/19__-ca. 1913.
WORK INTERVAL: 1901-ca. 1913.
STATUS: Commercial.
SUMMARY: According to postcard historian Grainger, Doody had a varied career including work for the Smithsonian Institution in Central America, the US Army in Texas in 1882 and as a Kansas cowboy. Doody was part of the 1898 stampede from California and first worked with H.C. Barley's branch studio in Whitehorse.
COLLECTIONS/FORMATS:
IDENTIFYING MARKS: Print surface usually captioned and signed "J. Doody" or "Photo by J. Doody Dawson".
REFERENCES: White Horse Star, 1901 01 09/5; Cohen (1977); Grainger "Yukon Postcards Checklist" (n.d.).


NAME: Dossetter, Edward.
LIFE DATES:
BIRTHPLACE: probably UK.
PLACE OF DEATH:
WHERE ACTIVE: England ; Northwest Coast, BC ; Victoria ; Vancouver.
BUSINESS ADDRESS-YEAR:
HOME ADDRESS/YEAR: View St./1881-1890.
WORK INTERVAL: 1881-1890 (BC only).
STATUS: Commercial.
BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to information supplied by Pam Haas, author of an unpublished book on Dossetter, biographical information on Dossetter is virtually non-existent. He is not even mentioned by name in the American Museum of Natural History’s archival records pertaining to the trip. Photographing in England in 1871, he accompanied Dr. I.W. Powell on an inspection tour of Indian reserves in June and July 1881 and took many outstanding views and portraits. Dossetter’s name does not appear in the 1881 Canada census for Victoria. The Victoria City Archives has an 1882 photo of Granville (Vancouver) credited to Dossetter.
COLLECTIONS: AMNH (glass negatives and prints); BVICA (print); BVIPA (prints); BVIPM (copy prints from AMNH).
IDENTIFYING MARKS: "E. Dossetter, Photo." on print surface; most views from the 1881 trip are captioned.
REFERENCES: WIL82; WIL85; Voters List, 1890; BVICA 97801-02-776  (album); Physick (1975); Huyda (1983); Mattison and Savard (1992); Letter, P. Haas to Mattison, 1985 11 19.


NAME: Douglas, A.
LIFE DATES:
BIRTHPLACE: Scotland.
PLACE OF DEATH:
WHERE ACTIVE: Vancouver.
BUSINESS ADDRESS/YEAR: 615 Hastings St. (Innes Block)/1893-1896.
HOME ADDRESS/YEAR: 615 Hastings St./1893-1896.
WORK INTERVAL: 1893 08-1896 09.
STATUS: Commercial.
BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He was a partner in A. Douglas & Co.
COLLECTIONS: see A. Douglas & Co.
IDENTIFYING MARKS: see A. Douglas & Co.
REFERENCES: News-Advertiser, 1893 08 23/8; 1896 09 22/2; World, 1896 06 (Souvenir Edition); WIL94; WIL95.


NAME: Douglas, H.
LIFE DATES:
BIRTHPLACE:
PLACE OF DEATH:
WHERE ACTIVE: Vancouver.
BUSINESS ADDRESS/YEAR: 615 Hastings St./1895.
HOME ADDRESS/YEAR: 615 Hastings St./1895.
WORK INTERVAL: 1895.
STATUS: Commercial.
BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He was another partner in A. Douglas & Co.
COLLECTIONS: see A. Douglas & Co.
IDENTIFYING MARKS: see A. Douglas & Co.
REFERENCES: WIL95.

NAME: Draper, Horace H.
VARIANT: Draper & Co.
LIFE DATES: 1855 __ __-1913 08 04.
BIRTHPLACE: Michigan, USA.
PLACE OF DEATH: Skagway, AK.
WHERE ACTIVE: Lake Bennett, BC; Skagway, AK; Yukon.
BUSINESS ADDRESS/YEAR: Skagway/1898-1914; Juneau/ca. 1905-1908.
WORK INTERVAL: 1898-1908? (Case & Draper); 1908?-1914 (Draper, Skagway).
STATUS: Commercial.
SUMMARY: As did his business partner W.H. Case, Draper probably came to Alaska from Oregon. The pair operated as Case & Draper. The Dalles, OR, newspaper reported on his business enterprises there in the mid to late 1880s, including the Vienna Restaurant and a fruit farm.
COLLECTIONS/FORMATS:
IDENTIFYING MARKS:
REFERENCES: see Case, W.H.

Draper & Co. see Draper, Horace H.

NAME: Dresser, Alfred Woodroffe [Woodruffe].
LIFE DATES: 18__ __ -1912 02 05.
BIRTHPLACE: England.
PLACE OF DEATH: Victoria.
WHERE ACTIVE: Victoria.
HOME ADDRESS-YEAR: Pine St./1897-1900.
WORK INTERVAL: before 1901?
STATUS: Amateur.
BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He arrived in Victoria in the late 1880s or early 1890s and worked as a draughtsman and architect. He was a Royal Engineer from 1897 to 1903, but retired in 1904 and then returned to work as an architect from 1909 to 1911.
COLLECTIONS: BVIPA (negatives).
IDENTIFYING MARKS:
REFERENCES: WIL97; HEN98; HEN99; WIL99; HEN00; BVIPA Visual Records Photographer File; BVIPA GR-1052, file 1952 (will; records middle name as Woodroffe); probate file not extant.


NAME: Drummond, Arthur.
LIFE DATES:
BIRTHPLACE:
PLACE OF DEATH:
WHERE ACTIVE: Steveston.
BUSINESS ADDRESS-YEAR:
HOME ADDRESS-YEAR:
WORK INTERVAL: 1892.
STATUS: Commercial?
BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Listed as a photographer in the classified section of the 1892 directory, he was listed in the main section under Steveston as a farmer.
COLLECTIONS:
IDENTIFYING MARKS:
REFERENCES: WIL92.


NAME: Duclos, Joseph E.N.
LIFE DATES: 1863 09 17-1917 03 31.
BIRTHPLACE: North Stukely, PQ.
PLACE OF DEATH: Dawson, Yukon.
WHERE ACTIVE: Yukon and Alaska/1898-1904 (Larss & Duclos).
BUSINESS ADDRESS/YEAR:
STATUS: Commercial.
SUMMARY: Duclos may have been active in Dawson as early as 1895. On April 1, 1899, following the demise of the photographic partnership of Hegg & Larss, P.E. Larss formed a new business with J.E.N. Duclosas Larss & Duclos. This partnership ended in 1904 when Larss married and left Alaska.
COLLECTIONS/FORMATS: Alaska State Library (P.E. Larss Papers, MS 30; includes original photo prints).
IDENTIFYING MARKS: Print surface may be numbered, captioned and marked "Larss & Duclos Pho-" or "Larss & Duclos, Photos. Dawson". Some prints may show "E.A. Hegg" scratched out on negative. Some prints copyrighted and/or dated.
REFERENCES: Cohen (1977); Stumer (1978).


NAME: Dunbar, Charles Trott.
LIFE DATES: 1861 12 22-19__ __ __.
BIRTHPLACE: Newport, RI.
PLACE OF DEATH:
WHERE ACTIVE: Vancouver.
HOME ADDRESS-YEAR:
WORK INTERVAL: 1890s.
STATUS: Amateur.
BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: A real estate agent for the Union Land Co., St. Paul, Minnesota he arrived in Vancouver in 1888 or 1889 and probably took photos in conjunction with real estate sales. In 1891 he sent a photograph of the Empress of India coming through the First Narrows to the Canadian Pacific Railway Co.
COLLECTIONS:
IDENTIFYING MARKS:
REFERENCES: QMCP Archives RG-50973; Who's Who in Western Canada (1911); Davis (1976):79.


NAME: Duncan, William.
LIFE DATES: 1823 04 03-1918 08 30.
BIRTHPLACE: Bishop Burton, Yorkshire, UK.
PLACE OF DEATH: Metlakatla, Alaska.
WHERE ACTIVE: Metlakatla, BC ; New Metlakatla, Alaska.
HOME ADDRESS-YEAR: Metlakatla/1871-?
WORK INTERVAL: 1871-ca. 1887.
STATUS: Amateur.
BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Sponsored by the Church Missionary Society in England, Duncan voyaged to BC and arrived at Port Simpson in 1857; he established Metlakatla in 1862 and ruled it with devotion and discipline. He is supposed to have brought back photographic equipment from San Francisco or England after a trip to the latter in 1870. At least one if not two of Duncan's followers also took up photography after the move to Alaska.
COLLECTIONS:
IDENTIFYING MARKS:
REFERENCES: MAL82; Collison (1915; reprint 1981); Arctander (1909); Encyclopedia Canadiana (1970); Murray (1985).


NAME: Dunn, S.B.
LIFE DATES:
BIRTHPLACE:
PLACE OF DEATH:
WHERE ACTIVE: Eldorado Creek, Yukon.
WORK INTERVAL: 1899 spring.
STATUS:
SUMMARY:
COLLECTIONS/FORMATS: UWL, Seattle.
IDENTIFYING MARKS:
REFERENCES: UWL no. 476003 (Yukon Archives no. 1291).


NAME: Dusterhoeft, William.
LIFE DATES: 1878 02 04-1961 04 29.
BIRTHPLACE: Peoria, IL.
PLACE OF DEATH: Chilliwack.
WHERE ACTIVE: Chilliwack.
HOME ADDRESS-YEAR:
WORK INTERVAL: 1890s-1900+.
STATUS: Amateur.
BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He moved to a farm at Chilliwack in 1891 and went to work as a bookkeeper for F. J. Hart and Company from 1907 to 1916. He started his own office after 1916. Further information is available from the collections site.
COLLECTIONS: BCHM (glass negatives).
IDENTIFYING MARKS:
REFERENCES: Chilliwack Museum & Historical Society; Chilliwack Progress, 1961 05 02/1 (obit.).