Philip Thomas Timms

Philip Thomas Timms, commercial photographer, printer, amateur archaeologist, musician (b at Toronto 16 Sept 1874; d at Vancouver 8 Aug 1973). Perhaps Vancouver's best early photographer, Timms concentrated on postcards, prints and lantern slides which he processed and printed himself.
Philip Thomas Timms, commercial photographer, printer, amateur archaeologist, musician (b at Toronto 16 Sept 1874; d at Vancouver 8 Aug 1973). Perhaps Vancouver's best early photographer, Timms concentrated on postcards, prints and lantern slides which he processed and printed himself.


Timms, Philip Thomas

Philip Thomas Timms, commercial photographer, printer, amateur archaeologist, musician (b at Toronto 16 Sept 1874; d at Vancouver 8 Aug 1973). Perhaps Vancouver's best early photographer, Timms concentrated on postcards, prints and lantern slides which he processed and printed himself. He set out to record "everything in sight" - buildings, streets and parks - between 1900 and 1910, often carrying his large glass-plate camera by bicycle. A devout Christian, antivivisectionist and vegetarian, Timms showed a sensitive and unstudied approach in his photographs. His collection of negatives is in the Vancouver Public Library.