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ID: 500037149
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500037149

 

Record Type: Person
Henderson, Alexander (Canadian photographer, 1831-1913)

Note: Henderson settled in Montréal, Québec, Canada in 1855 and began photographing ca. 1857. In 1859, Henderson became the first North American member of the Stereoscopic Exchange Club, a group of British amateur photographers who exchanged stereographs of their own making. In the 1860s and 1870s, he photographed around Ottawa, Ontario, the Eastern Townships, Lake Memphremagog, Trois-Rivières, the north shore of the Gulf of St Lawrence, Manitoulin Falls, Labrador, Gaspé, Québec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia. In 1866-1867, Henderson operated a portrait studio in Montréal, Québec. From 1872 to 1875, Henderson worked for the Intercolonial Railway, photographing the Rivière-du-Loup (Québec)-Halifax (Nova Scotia) railroad line. In 1874 Henderson advertised himself as a landscape photographer in Montréal. In 1878 Henderson produced an album for the Canadian Government of photographs taken along the Québec-Montréal-Ottawa railway line. Published in 1879, the album was entitled "Album of Photographs of Wrought Iron Railroad Bridges Constructed and Erected for the Government of Ottawa and the Occidental Railway". In 1885 he travelled to western Canada to photograph rail lines at Kicking Horse Pass, Rogers Pass, and Mount Selkirk in Alberta and British Columbia. In 1889 Henderson founded the Montréal Camera Club. He acted as president until 1892 and was a member until 1899. From 1892 to 1897, Henderson was director of Canadian Pacific Railway's photographic division in Victoria, British Columbia. Canadian photographer, born in Scotland.

Names:
Henderson, Alexander (preferred,V,index)
Alexander Henderson (V,display)
Henderson, Alex. (V)

Nationalities:
Canadian (preferred)
Scottish (Scots, Scotsman)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
photographer
businessman

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Scottish Borders (Scotland, United Kingdom) (unitary authority)
Died:  Montreal (Québec province, Canada) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   1855 - 1913  Canada (North and Central America) (nation)

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Henderson, Alexander (I)

Biographies:
(Canadian photographer, 1831-1913) ..... [VP Preferred]
(Canadian and Scottish photographer and businessman; born Press Castle (Scotland, United Kingdom), 1831; died Montréal (Québec, Canada), 1913) ..... [CCA]
(Canadian (b. Scotland, UK), 1831-1913) ..... [JPGM]
(Canadian photographer, 1831-1931) ..... [AVERY]
(Canadian photographer, 1831-1913) ..... [Grove Art]
(Canadian artist, 1831-1913) ..... [MoMA]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Alexander Henderson ........ [CCA, MoMA Preferred]
........................................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
........................................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
Henderson, Alex. ........ [CCA]
..................................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
Henderson, Alexander ........ [AVERY Preferred, CCA Preferred, Grove Art Preferred, JPGM Preferred, MoMA]
..........................................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
..........................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
..........................................  CCA Authority File (1980-)
..........................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)

Subject: ........ [AVERY, CCA, Grove Art, JPGM, MoMA]
....................  Borcoman, Magicians of Light (1993). 88
....................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
....................  CCA Authority File (1980-)
....................  Dictionary of Art, v.14
....................  Greenhill and Birrell, Canadian Photography (1979) 51
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Guay, Alexander Henderson, History of Photography (1989)
....................  Johnson, Nineteenth-Century Photography (1990)
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, CCA]
.......... Borcoman, Magicians of Light (1993).
.......... Dictionary of Art, v.14
.......... Guay, Alexander Henderson, History of Photography (1989) 79,85,87
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