Camera Workers: The British Columbia Photographic Directory, 1858-1950
- R - Volume 2 (1901-1950)
© 1999-2008 By
R.A. Spencer Studio.
The 1940 BC business directory classified states " Russell's Formerly R.A.
Spencer Studio" .
R.F.L. Brown & Co.
Firm name of
Robert F.L. Brown in 1924 and R. Frank L. Brown in 1928.
R.H. Marlow [Photographic Productions] Ltd.
R.H. Trueman & Co.
Revelstoke/1904 1910 Sandon/1904-1905.
See also Camera Workers,
vol. 1. Owned and operated by R.H. Trueman, the business was acquired
after his death in 1911 by Walter Calder. The Revelstoke branch was also
known as the Trueman Studio and was managed in 1915 by A.D.
Tourner. One of his known itinerant employees was Walter F. Montgomery.
REFERENCES: Mattison (1985).
Radium Photo Service.
NAME: Rafton-Canning, Arthur.
VARIANT NAME: Canning, Arthur Rafton.
LIFE DATES: 1865 05 07-1952 12 15.
PLACE OF DEATH: Vancouver, B.C.
WHERE/WHEN ACTIVE (1901-1950): London, UK/1901 Lethbridge, AB/1907-1913 Fort
BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY (1901-1950): For pre-1901 life and career see Volume 1. The French Cannings Web site notes that he " seems to have returned to England professionally for a time, as he appears in the 1901 census as Manager of a Photo Publishing House in Rugby, in the vicinity of Birmingham, Warwickshire. His wife Annie E. Canning is with him." Two photographers or employees, also boarded with him in 1901: Charles Frederick
Broad and H.P. Boyce.
According to the Images Canada Web site description of the contributing Sir Alexander Galt Museum and Archives, " Arthur Rafton-Canning established the British & Colonial Photographic Company in Lethbridge in 1907, and operated it until 1913 when he moved out of southern Alberta. ... No aspect of life in Lethbridge and southern Alberta escaped his lens. Urban growth, irrigated and dryland agriculture, coal mining, Native people, business, immigration, leisure pursuits
and more: Rafton-Canning recorded them all with the skill of a documentary photographer. He returned again and again to the same locations, taking images from the same perspectives to illustrate the changes that occurred over time. Many of his images of Lethbridge are panoramic, taken from vantage points atop water towers and the tallest buildings in the city."
The BC Archival Union List biography, created to describe the Arthur Rafton-Canning collection at the City of White Rock Museum and Archives
" Arthur Rafton-Canning was born in France to English parents around 1864. In approximately 1880, he emigrated to Canada. Mr. Rafton-Canning served in the North West Field Force during the Riel Rebellion. It appears that Mr. Rafton-Canning had a wife who moved to White Rock in 1930 and he followed in roughly 1932. In White Rock, Mr. Rafton-Canning was an amateur photographer. He was also a member of the Canadian Legion, Branch No. 8, and the first president of the White Rock Board of Trade.
At the time of his death on December 15, 1952 at age 87 or 88, Arthur Rafton-Canning was residing in his home called " Fort McMurray" on Donald Avenue."
In 1914 Rafton-Canning suggested to the Royal Northwest Mounted Police that moving pictures be taken of the force, an idea taken up in the 1920s by his contemporary A.D. Kean who directed a silent melodrama titled Policing the Plains that no longer exists.
to White Rock, B.C. his wife, Annie Elizabeth (Parsons) Canning, whom he married in 1885 in England, died in 1949, age 83.
For a more detailed biography about his life in England and his retirement years, see the French Cannings Web site page on Arthur Rafton-Canning.
COLLECTIONS/FORMATS: ACG (prints) ALGMA (ca. 1,500 negatives, prints, postcards) BWRMA (15 photographs)
OOA (42 photographs, some digitized).
IDENTIFYING MARKS: Print surface may be titled, copyrighted and signed " By A Rafton-Canning."
REFERENCES (1901-1950): 1901 Census for England & Wales, National Archives (UK) Library and Archives Canada, ArchiviaNet: Government of Canada Files (Moving pictures of Royal North-West Mounted Police
- Suggestions of
Mr. A. Rafton-Canning re.,
RG18, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Series A-1, Volume 45, file 70-14, 1914) VL1928, Fort Langley VL1933, Princeton BVIPA Death Registration no. 1949-09-001500 (microfilm reel B13199) BVIPA Death Registration no. 1952-09-011736 (microfilm reel B13214) Nix
(1999) BC Archival Union List Images Canada (Web site) French Cannings: Arthur Rafton-Canning (Web site).
He operated the Victoria Portrait Co. with L.A.
Randle, Irene Ethel.
REFERENCES: VL1933, Vancouver.
Partner in Haweis
REFERENCES: Duns BC (1912).
Ransom, Earl Jones.
Rappertie, Arthur Stewart or Stuart
41 ½ Pandora
Ave./1901-190_ new number: ____ Pandora Ave./190_-1911.
Camera Workers, vol. 1.
Employed by Hannah Maynard as
her photographer or studio assistant for 34 years, he moved to Oregon ca. 1911
to farm, then retired to Florida where he lived with his sister Mrs. Mollie
Rappertie is buried in the Florida State Hospital Cemetery
(Cemetery 3, Division 5), Chattahoochee, Gadsden County, Florida.
REFERENCES: VL1908, 1911, Victoria Florida State Hospital Cemetery List
death date as November 13).
VARIANT: Rathburn, Henrietta Rathbun,
Vancouver/1920-1930 ? Burnaby/1927-1933.
Charlton & Rathbun.
REFERENCES: VL1920, Vancouver.
Read, William Edmund.
REFERENCES: VL1920, Victoria.
Reeves, Cecil Heppenstall.
REFERENCES: VL1928, New Westminster.
Regan, John Patrick.
Partner in Regan & McMillan (1921-22).
Regan & McMillan.
J.P. Regan and B.M. McMillan.
Reid, Oswald Meredith.
VL1920, 1924, 1928/Vancouver.
over Royal Bank of
REFERENCES: HEN05 (class. add.).
Reston, Arthur Norman.
Rexall Photo Studio.
VARIANT: Rexall Studio.
Operated as Rexall Photo between 1920-1922 by
C.H. Matthews (1920-1921) and John Vanderpant (1922).
REFERENCES: ___19 (Rexall Studio) ___20 ___21 ___22.
Ribelin, William Hugh.
Landing/1922 Gibson's Landing/1923-1924 Grantham's Landing/1925
Penticton/1926 Kelowna/1927-1934 Vernon/1932-1938.
Ribelin, William Judson.
REFERENCES: VL1933, Vernon.
Ribelin & Perrault.
W.H. Ribelin and A.J. Perrault?.
Ribelin & Stocks.
Partnership of W.H.
Ribelin and Lumb Stocks.
Ribelin Photo Studio.
Owned by W.H. Ribelin.
Richards, Albert James.
REFERENCES: VL1916, 1928, 1933/Vancouver.
Richardson, Thomas Elmor.
REFERENCES: VL1920, 1928/Vancouver.
Riesterer, Robert Alphonso.
Rieveley, William Hill.
REFERENCES: VL1920, 1924/Vancouver.
Riggs, Robert W.
PLACE OF DEATH:
WHERE/WHEN ACTIVE: Hedley, BC/1930s.
BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Possibly Walter Vernon Ring (1890?-1948 07 28) who died in Vancouver at age 58.
COLLECTIONS/FORMATS: BVIPA (panorama).
IDENTIFYING MARKS: Print surface may be titled and captioned "W.V. Ring Photo."
REFERENCES: BVIPA death registration no. 1948-09-007214 (microfilm reel B13198); BVIPA Visual Records database call numbers A-01603 and A-01604.
Ritchie, Samuel J.
Duns BC (1912).
Robbins Studio and Photo Shop.
Robert Fort Children's Studio.
Operated by Robert Fort.
Roberts, Lewis Macpherson.
Rossland/1910-1912 1916 1919-1921.
REFERENCES: VL1916,Rossland Duns BC
Roberts, Thomas Charles.
REFERENCES: VL1933, Vancouver.
VL1928, Prince George.
Robson, Jesse H.
Worked at Mayfair
IDENTIFYING MARKS: Print surface captioned and signed
" Robson Photo" .
REFERENCES: VL1909, 1911 (n.l.), 1913, 1916/Hosmer
Silversides (1995: 137).
Rognon, Orville J.
Prior to moving to Vancouver, he worked in Seattle with F.H. Nowell. He
worked at the Canadian Photo Co. (1913-1914) and also partnered with
Leonard Frank as the Commercial Photo Co. (1918).
REFERENCES: Jones (1976).
Operated by Ron E.
Ros Weller Studio.
Operated by Mrs. R.M. (Rosella) Weller.
Rosetti Photographic Studios.
VARIANT: Rosetti Studios.
6-319 Pender W./1910-1911.
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.
REFERENCES: Duns BC
(1912) HEN10 (McCarthy & Haweis) HEVAN10 (Haweis) HEN11 (Haweis) ___12
HEN13 (Rosetti Studios) ___14 (Haweis) ___15 (Haweis & Ranier); Rosetti Studios, Stanley Park Collection (Web site).
Rosher, Cyril Bagshawe.
REFERENCES: VL1924, 1928/Victoria.
Rosher, Phyllis Marion.
REFERENCES: VL1924, 1928/Victoria.
Operated by C.B.
He operated the Progress
Rowe, Percy William.
the Artona Studio in 1925, 1933, 1943 and the Du Barry Studio in
REFERENCES: ___20 ___21 ___22 ___23 ___24 ___25 ___26 ___27
___28 ___29 ___30 ___31 ___32 ___33 ___34 ___35 ___36 ___37 ___38
___39 ___40 ___41 ___42 ___43 ___44 ___45 ___46 ___47 SUN48 (n.l.)
__49 ___50 VL1920, 1924, 1928, 1933/Vancouver D.M. Stewart, 1996.12.15.
Rowley, Ernest J.
HOME ADDRESS: 1367 Georgia St.
working in Toronto he copyrighted a photograph bearing the influence of the
COLLECTIONS/FORMATS: BL (print).
HEVAN07 HEVAN08 Pierce (1985: 124).
Rowlstone, Sidney or Sydney Henry John.
VARIANT: Rowlston, S.H.
330 Homer St./1909.
in partnership in 1908-1909? as Hindmarsh & Rowlstone, but also
appears to have operated on his own in 1909. He specialized in " All Classes of
Out Door Work" (HEVAN09).
REFERENCES: ___07 ___08 HEVAN09 ___10
New Westminster/1907-1908, 1911-1914.
REFERENCES: ___07 ___08 ___09 ___10 ___11 ___12 ___13
HOME ADDRESS: Clarence Hotel/1913.
the Elite Studio (IV).
REFERENCES: ___13 ___14 (see J.G. Russell)
___15 ___17 ___18 (n.l.).
HOME ADDRESS: 2681 Douglas/1914.
Worked for the Elite Studio (IV).
Russell, Sidney Gordon.
HOME ADDRESS: 2681 Douglas/1910-1911 909
He operated the Elite Studio (IV)
REFERENCES: ___08 ___09 ___10 ___11 ___12 VL1908,
Russell, Vincent Calhoun.
New Westminster/1914 1918-1921
1923-1924 Cranbrook/1926-1930 New Westminster/1932 Penticton/1933-1935, New
Westminster/1936 Penticton/1939 Vancouver/1940-1946.
operated in Cranbrook as Photo Crafts.
REFERENCES: VL1920, 1924/New
Westminster VL1928, Cranbrook VL1933, Penticton.
Owned by Vincent
Russell's Photo Studio.
by Vincent C. Russell.
Vincent C. Russell.
Ryan, Patrick Joseph.
Prince Rupert/1913-1920 1924-1933?.
REFERENCES: VL1913, 1916, 1920, 1924, 1933/Prince Rupert.