BCHF News The search for Alphonse Savard photos

The search for Alphonse Savard photos

The Société historique francophone de la Colombie-Britannique is researching a Vancouver photographer, Alphonse Savard, who operated Imperial Photo Studio during the 1880s-1900s. But then he seems to have gone to work at Britannia Beach, though in an unknown capacity.

Savard took several photos of members of the Chinese community, of sports groups and beauty queens, along with the regular walk-in clients. One of his photos appears on the cover of Brokering Belonging: Chinese in Canada’s Exclusion Era, 1885-1945, by Lisa Rose Mar.

Might you have any of his photos in your collections? Contact president Maurice Guibord: 604-771-3047 or president@shfb.ca