Kluckner and Kodachrome

What could be better — GHG’s own Michael Kluckner and beautiful Kodachrome photographs!

I’m sorry I didn’t post about this earlier, but tomorrow afternoon (Sunday) is the date — 2:00pm at Vancouver Archives — for Michael’s lecture on behalf of the Friends of the Archives.  Go to it — it will be raining anyway — and you’ll have a master storyteller talking about Vancouver’s commercial photographers.   Good stuff!

 Update:   This turned out to be a sold-out affair with a heap of good money raised for the Friends of the Archives.  Great presentation and good to see at least one of the featured photographers (Dan Propp) there to talk with us.

Commercial Drive Photographers

In a previous post about photographs, I mentioned that the Drive had rarely been without a photographer and associated services.  Following up, here is a list of all those artists and stores from the founding of Commercial Drive through to 1999:

  • Philip Timms (1912)
  • Merchants Photo Co. (1912)
  • Grandview Studio (1915-1918)
  • Vancouver Photo Finishing (1921-1978)
  • Grandview Photo Finishing (1922-1930)
  • Fox Studio (1934)
  • Jay’s Photographic Studio (1938)
  • Beardmore Studio (1938-1939)
  • Vincent Studio Photography (1942-1954)
  • Illustra Photography (1955-1956)
  • McKenzie Photography (1955-1964)
  • Bowman Photography (1957-1968)
  • Zonta Photo Service (1960-1962)
  • Western Photo Service (1961-1962)
  • Philip Timm’s Workshop (1962-1968)
  • Grandview Studio (1965-1968)
  • Photo Monte Grappa (1965-1981)
  • McKenzie’s Grandview Studio Photography (1966-1967)
  • Tivoli Photo Services (1968-1971)
  • Album Photo Services (1968-1973)
  • Perfect Photo Finish (1976-1977)
  • Creative Portraits (1977-1978)
  • Winkler Photo Technology (1978-1981)
  • Vancouver Photo & Hobby (1980-1999)
  • Parmar Photo Finishing (1981-1989)
  • Photo Salon (1987)
  • Photo Shop (1987-1988)
  • Golden Crown Photo (1989-1990)
  • Photo Franco (1989-1991)
  • Ming Photoland (1990-1999)

Data from “The Encyclopedia of Commercial Drive“.