Camera Workers: The British Columbia Photographic Directory, 1858-1950
- F - Volume 2 (1901-1950) ©
1999-2007 By David Mattison
F., E. see
Ferryman, Emily White (Miss).
New Westminster/1919-1921 1926.
Operated by F.
REFERENCES: VL1916, ________ VL1920, _______
VL1924, _________ VL1928, Chilliwack.
He worked for the Victoria Photo
Co. between 1926-1935+.
REFERENCES: ___23 ___24 ___25 ___26 ___27
___28 ___29 ___30 ___31 ___32 ___33 ___34 ___35 ___36.
438 W. Pender St./1915-1916 618 W. Pender St./1917.
HOME ADDRESS/YEAR: 163 E. 28th Ave./1915-1916 1610 E. 12th Ave./1917
He managed and was a photographer
with the Dominion Photo Co.
REFERENCES: HE_15 HE_16 HE_17
VL1916, Vancouver VL1928, 1933/Victoria.
REFERENCES: VL1933, Victoria.
Fenn, Bernard Samuel.
BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: The Comox Archives and Museum holds a photograph depicting the Comox shoreline which is copyrighted 1919. The Library and Archives also holds several photographs copyrighted in 1919 and 1923, chiefly of the Comox area and Butchart Gardens, Victoria, in its Patent and Copyright Office collection.
COLLECTIONS/FORMATS: BCMX OOA.
REFERENCES: VL1916, Royston VL1924, Saanich e-mail, L. Gallant, Comox Archives
and Museum, to Mattison, 2006 05 09.
Ferris, Clarence R.D. ( C ).
Employed as the first direct of the BC Government Travel Bureau
Photograph Dept., he was assisted by R.L. Colby.
Duffy (1986) Mattison (1986).
Ferryman, Emily White
IDENTIFYING MARKS: " E.F." .
REFERENCES: VL1920, Alert Bay (Instr)?? Steele
(Draft, 1995 08 17).
818 Richards St./1911-19__.
same as business address/1911-19__.
He worked as a
photographer either alone or with his brother between 1911-1913, then formed
Fierheller Brothers in 1914 which continued to operate until 19__. Prior
to entering photography, Frank had worked as an apprentice painter and an
electrician with Cope & Son.
REFERENCES: H__11 H__12 H__13 H__14
H__15 H__16 H__17.
Fierheller, Reginald Clair.
818 Richards St./1912-19__.
ADDRESS/YEAR: same as business address/1912-19__.
Although listed as a
photographer on his own in 1912, he was probably working with his brother
Frank. The two men formed the Fierheller Bros. and photographed together
between 1914-19__. Before working with his brother, Reginald was employed by
the Bailey Bros. as a shipper, clerk and travelling salesman between 1907-1911.
REFERENCES: ___11 H__12 H__13 (not listed) H__14 H__15 H__16 H__17
818 Richards St./1914-19__.
Partnership of Frank and R.C. Fierheller. Although the
partnership was formally listed in the 1914 directory, the two may have been
working together as early as 1912.
REFERENCES: H__14 H__15 H__16 H__17.
REFERENCES: VL1933, Vancouver.
Film Title Service.
Fine Art Studios.
VARIANT: Finley, W. Best.
Victoria/1902-1903 Kamloops/1902 08-ca. 1908 Vernon/1908-1909.
See also Camera Workers, vol. 1. He worked as a photographer for W.P.
Baker (1902-1903), then moved to Kamloops.
REFERENCES: ___01 ___02 ___03 ___04 ___05 ___06
___07 ___08 ___09 VL1908, 1909/Vernon HEVIC 03 Mattison (1985).
Finley & Foxall.
Partnership of W.B. Finley and William Foxall.
Kootenay Central Railway/1914*.
Victoria/1903-1934 Mount Tolmie (Victoria)/1910 Lake Hill
HOME ADDRESS: Saanich/1913-1933.
Camera Workers, vol. 1. Partner in Fleming Bros.
VL1913, 1916, 1920, 1924, 1928, 1933/Saanich Mattison (1985).
See also Camera Workers, vol. 1. Partner
in Fleming Bros. and later operated independently.
IDENTIFYING MARKS: print surface may be signed
" Harold Fleming 1014 Govt St Photo" (private) verso of print may be stamped
" Harold Fleming Late Fleming Bros. Commercial Photographer Government St.
Victoria, B.C." .
REFERENCES: VL1903, 1907, 1920, 1924, 1928,
Fleming, William Boyd.
Revelstoke/1904 Vancouver/1907 1911.
REFERENCES: VL1907, 1911/Vancouver.
Partnership of Edgar and Harold Fleming.
See also Camera Workers, vol. 1.
REFERENCES: ___01 ___02 ___03 ___04 ___05 ___06 ___07 ___08
___09 ___10 ___11 ___12 ___13 ___14 ___15 Mattison (1985).
Fletcher, George A. [music?].
Partner in Fletcher Brothers (1904) and manager of the
Nanaimo studio branch.
REFERENCES: ___04 ___05 ___06 ___07 ___08
___09 ___10 ___11 ___12 ___13 ___14 ___15 ___16 ___17 ___18 ___19
Fletcher, James Henry.
Partner in Fletcher
REFERENCES: ___03 ___04 ___05.
Fletcher, Mildred L. [??].
Fletcher, Thomas J.
Partner in Fletcher Brothers.
___03 ___04 ___05.
Nanaimo/1902-1903, 1912 Victoria/1904.
22 Commercial/1902-1903 93
Partnership of J.H., T.J. Fletcher and G.A.
Fletcher. In Nanaimo they sold musical instruments (1912).
___02 ___03 ___04 ___05 ___06 ___07 ___08 ___09 ___10 ___11 ___12.
Flintoff, Douglas ( C ).
REFERENCES: BCA VF Duffy (1986).
Forbes, Lucy Margaret.
She worked for or operated the Victoria Photographic Co.
REFERENCES: ___14 ___15 ___16 ___17 ___18 ___19 ___20 ___21 ___22
___23 ___24 ___25 ___26 ___27.
NAME: Forsythe, William Steen or Stene (1868?,
Victoria, BC-1922 11 12, Mission, BC).
VARIANT: Forsyth, W.S.
WHERE/WHEN ACTIVE: Chilliwack/1892?-1915 03 31 Mission City/1918-1922.
BUSINESS ADDRESS/YEAR: Wellington Ave. near Main St. (Chilliwack)/1900-1910
Yale Rd. East near Nowell St. (Chilliwack), 1910-? Mission/1918-1922.
HOME ADDRESS/YEAR: Yale Rd. East near Nowell St. (Chilliwack)/1910-?.
Amateur (1892?-1900) Commercial (1900-1922).
BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: On
April 1, 1915, E.F. Tucker assumed the
lease on Forsythe's Chilliwack photograph studio.
REFERENCES: VL1903, 1907, 1909, 1911, 1913/Chilliwack
Chilliwack Progress, 1900 10 03, 1910 05 11, 1915 03 18/4 (E.F. Tucker
assumes studio lease), 1922 11 23 (obit.) BVIPA Death Registration No.
1922-09-299417 (microfilm B13120) BCHM report to Mattison, 1991 09 06.
Fort, Robert Hamilton.
HOME ADDRESS: Esquimalt/1924, 1933 Victoria/1928.
He operated in various
partnerships over his career as Wheeler & Fort Wheeler-Fort
REFERENCES: VL1924, 1933/Esquimalt
Partnership of R.H. Fort, A.
Melville Cowx and Duncan Macphail.
Fort George Photo Co.
Partnership of R.H.
Fort and Duncan Macphail.
Operated by G.C. Milne (1943).
___38 ___39 ___40 ___41 ___42 ___43.
New Westminster/1919-1920 Burnaby ?/1933.
REFERENCES: VL1933, Burnaby.
Fox, Stanley ( C ).
He was the director of a remarkable film photographed by Peter Varley
titled In the Daytime (1950) and was the photographer for a 1947
experimental film titled Suite Two: A Memo to Oscar.
BCA (16mm films videos).
REFERENCES: Duffy (1986) Presentation House
Foxall, Minetta Maggie.
She worked as a photographer for
REFERENCES: ___05 ___06 ___07 ___08 ___09
___10 ___11 ___12 ___13 ___14 ___15 ___16 ___17 ___18 ___19 ___20
___21 ___22 ___23 ___24 ___25 ___26 ___27 ___28 VL1920, 1924,
59 ½ Government/1904.
also Finley & Foxall.
REFERENCES: VL1903, 1920, 1924, 1928,
1933/Victoria HEVIC03 ___04 ___05 ___06 ___07 ___08 ___09 ___10 ___11
___12 ___13 ___14 ___15 ___16 ___17 ___18 ___19 ___20 ___21 ___22
___23 ___24 ___25 ___26 ___27 ___28 ___29 ___30 ___31 ___32 ___33
LIFE DATES: 1870 07  03-1944 02  23.
Berne, Oldenburg, Germany.
PLACE OF DEATH: Vancouver, BC.
SUMMARY: Like many Europeans immigrants, he was lured to North American by tales
of easy money. Frank left his hometown in 1892 for San Francisco and moved to
Victoria two years later. He finally in Alberni with his younger brother Bernard
who joined him in 1898. Both men took out their Canadian naturalization papers,
Leonard in 1897 and Bernard in 1899. They worked some mineral claims together
on Vancouver Island and it probably around 1898 that Leonard also started his
photographic career. His father had operated a studio in Berne.
a result of anti-German sentiment during World War One, the Frank brothers relocated
to Vancouver between 1916 and 1917. Leonard established a brief partnership
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. Leonard and Bernard Frank, who never married, are buried in the
Jewish Schara Tzedeck Cemetery near
For a complete review of Leonard Frank's career, see
Cyril E. Leonoff's book An Enterprising Life (1990). A documentary film
about Frank's life, Copyright, Leonard Frank (1999), provides additional
COLLECTIONS: BVA (negatives/prints) BVAJH (negatives/prints).
IDENTIFYING MARKS: Print surface may be captioned " Photo by Leonard Frank,
Alberni, B.C." .
REFERENCES: VL1913, 1916/Alberni VL1924, 1928/Vancouver
Mattison (1985) Leonoff (1990)
Leonoff (1997)   White
Pine Pictures (1999) Grant (2002)
Vancouver Public Library (Web).
Frank Gowen Co.
Incorporated by Frank Gowen in
19__ the company dissolved in 19__.
REFERENCES: see also Gowen,
810 W. Hastings St. (rear)/1912-1914 1 - 413
HOME ADDRESS/YEAR: 810 W. Hastings St./1912 St.
Margarets Ave. (South Vancouver)/1913 810 W. Hastings St./1914 122 E.
He operated A. Fraser & Co.
REFERENCES: H__12 H__13 H__14 H__15 H__16 (not
227 E. 24th Ave./1913-1916 237 E. 25th Ave./1917.
ADDRESS/YEAR: 237 E. 24th Ave./1912-1916 227 E. 25th Ave./1917.
H__13 H__14 H__15 H__16 H__17 ___18 ___19 ___20 VL1924, Vancouver.
Fraser, Martin James.
160 E. Broadway/1923-1926.
He worked at or operated the
REFERENCES: ___20 ___21 ___22 ___23 ___24
___25 ___26 VL1920, 1924/Vancouver.
Freshwater, Gertrude A.
303 W. Hastings St./1907-1908.
HOME ADDRESS/YEAR: 161 E. 17th
She worked for the King Photo Studio.
REFERENCES: HEVAN07 HEVAN08 HEVAN09 HEVAN10 (not listed).
Freshwater, Henry C.
VARIANT: Freshwater, Harry
424 Westminster Ave./1907-1908.
ADDRESS/YEAR: 366 E. 6th Ave./1907-1908 167 E. 12th Ave./1909.
No business address was listed in 1909.
By 1910 he was
employed by the BC Electric Railway as a clerk and later worked for the company
as a claims investigator.
REFERENCES: HEVAN07 HEVAN08 HEVAN09 H__10 H__11 H__13 H__14 H__15
H__16 H__17 VL1911, Vancouver (photographer).
Fricke, George Christian.
61 W. Cordova
St./1904-1909 162 W. Cordova St./1910-1913 542 Granville St./1913-1915.
HOME ADDRESS/YEAR: 802 Gore Ave./1904-1906 302 Keefer St./1907 2420
He was a partner in the firm
Fricke & Schenck, and also co-managed Camera Workers, the
Stanley Park Photographers and the Granville Studio.
of the exterior of the Fricke & Schenck studio at 61 W. Cordova St. is VPL
5268/[#2] by P.T. Timms.
REFERENCES: H__04 H__05 H__06 H__07 H__08
H__09 H__10 H__11 H__12 H__13 H__14 H__15 H__16 H__17 (not listed)
VL1913, Vancouver Mattison (1985).
Partnership of G.C. Fricke
and G. Schenck.
Frost, Percival Howard.
VARIANT: Frost, Percy.
Victoria/1920-1922 Vancouver/1925-1928, 1931-1932, 1943.
Government/1921-1922 152 W. Hastings/1925-1928.
HOME ADDRESS: 126
Douglas/1921-1922 612 W. Pender/1925-1926 152 W. Hastings/1927-1928 116 W.
Hastings/1932 149 W. Hastings/1938 549 Howe/1948.
He worked for the following photographic firms: Colpitt's Studio
(1920) worked at the Dollar Studio (1925-1926) the Arcade
Studio (1927-1928) and the Broadway Photo Co. (1931-1932).
was listed as a musician in the 1938 business directory, but returned to
photography in 1943 at Green's Photo Studio.
(retoucher) ___21 (photog) ___22 (photog) ___23 (n.l., Victoria or
Vancouver) ___24 (n.l., Victoria or Vancouver) ___25 ___26 ___27 ___28
___29 ___30 ___31 ___32 ___33 ___34 ___35 ___36 ___37 ___38 ___39
___40 ___41 ___42 ___43 ___44 ___45 ___46 ___47 ___48 ___49 ___50
(retired) VL1920, 1924, 1928/Victoria VL1928, Vancouver.
Fryer, Henry Benjamin.
REFERENCES: VL1924, 1928/Victoria.
Fujiwara, Frank S.
245 Powell St./1911-19__.
HOME ADDRESS/YEAR: same as business address
A F.D. Fujiwara, relationship unknown,
worked in the Yukon during the Klondike Gold Rush period. Operated as
Fujiwara Photo Studio between 1911-1913.
IDENTIFYING MARKS: Print mount marked " F.S. Fujiwara
Photographer" (private collection).
REFERENCES: H__11 (ad, p. 219) H__12
H__13 H__14 H__15 H__16 H__17.
Fujiwara Photo Studio.
Operated by F.S. Fujiwara.
Partner in B & F Photographers and Bowman-Fuller Post-Card
Steele (Draft, 1995