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Hamacher, E.J. (Ephrim J.), 1857-1935

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Biographical Sketch or Administrative History 

 

Ephrim J. Hamacher (or E.J. as he was commonly called) was born June 10, 1857 in Kitchener, Ontario and was living in Yakima, Washington when news of the Klondike Gold Rush broke out. He moved north, and in 1898 set up a photography studio in Bennett City, B.C. In April 1900 Hamacher moved to Whitehorse, Yukon and operated a general merchandise and photographic store selling his own prints as well as photography equipment and supplies. Hamacher became known as "The Whitehorse Photographer". He was involved in many community activities including hunting, fishing, curling, and playing piccolo in the town band. E.J. Hamacher died in Whitehorse on November 1, 1935.

Record Last Modified 

 

2010-11-22

Record URL 

 

http://yukon.minisisinc.com/scripts/mwimain.dll/144/REC/AUTH/SISN%20571?SESSIONSEARCH

Archival records linked to this creator
Provenance
  E.J. Hamacher collection (Fonds)
  E.J. Hamacher fonds (Margaret and Rolf Hougen collection) (Fonds)
Creator
  [George P. MacKenzie, Chief Jim Boss, Skookum Jim Mason, and Reverend W.G. Blackwell] (Item)
  Photographed at Midnight June 22, 1911 - Whitehorse Post Office (Item)
  The Prospector (Item)
  An Hudson's Bay Huskie (Item)
  White Horse After the Fire (Item)
  [The "Columbian" on her last trip up the river - see next picture] (Item)
  Wreck of Str Columbian in Yukon River - The "Columbian" after powder explosion and fire (Item)
  Y.M.C.A. launch starting on its long Yukon voyage (Item)
  White Horse, Photographed At Midnight (Item)
  Y.M.C.A. launch starting on its long Yukon voyage (Item)
  Civilization in Alaska W.P.&Y.R. (Item)
  The "Columbian" on her last trip up the river - see next picture [2013/57 #21] (Item)
  Y.M.C.A. launch starting on its long Yukon voyage (Item)
  Wreck of Str Columbian in Yukon River - The "Columbian" after powder explosion and fire (Item)
  W.P.&.Y.R.R. [White Pass & Yukon Route Railway] (Item)
  Postcard of Whitehorse photographed at midnight (si)

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