Vancouver

Bailey Bros. and Granville Stationery Co.: Part 3 of a Series

(If you haven’t yet read them, start with part 1 and part 2 of this series.) I ended the previous installment of this series in 1911, when Granville Stationery Co. (headed by William Payne and J.P. Mott Woodworth) assumed control of Bailey Bros.’ wholesale department, having taken over its retail store at 540 Granville the… Continue reading Bailey Bros. and Granville Stationery Co.: Part 3 of a Series

Kamloops · Vancouver

Bailey Bros.: Photographers and Booksellers, Part 2

Picking up where I left off in part 1 of the Bailey Bros. story, Charles Bailey’s death in 1896 must have struck a major blow to the photography and stationery firm he left behind, and to his business partner and brother, William. Charles had been the man behind the lens for so many Bailey Bros.… Continue reading Bailey Bros.: Photographers and Booksellers, Part 2

Kamloops · Vancouver

Bailey Bros.: Photographers and Booksellers, Part 1

Many Vancouver history buffs know Bailey Bros. as the scenic photographers who captured enduring images of a young city and of British Columbia in the late 1880s and early 1890s (1). But fewer people know that the Baileys were also among Vancouver’s earliest booksellers and stationers. Charles Bailey, the younger of the two brothers, was… Continue reading Bailey Bros.: Photographers and Booksellers, Part 1