Philip Timms

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Philip Timms
Philip Timms Helicon E flat bass 1909 18552.jpg
Philip Timms in 1909 with his Helicon E flat bass, Vancouver, B.C.
Born Philip Thomas Timms
September 16, 1874
Died August 8, 1973(1973-08-08) (aged 98)
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Photographer, printer
Known for Historic photography

Philip T. Timms (September 16, 1874 – August 8, 1973)[1] was a Canadian photographer and printer.


He was a member of the Royal Photographic Society and the official photographer of the Vancouver Museum. As an amateur he was involved in archaeology, history, music, and film. Major J.S. Matthews stated he "is a real Vancouver pioneer; handpicked, extra special, double refined and forty over proof" and Maclean's Guide to Vancouver described his works as an "invaluable contribution to our cultural heritage".[2]


  1. ^ Thirkell, Fred; Scullion, Bob; Timms, Philip (2006). Philip Timms' Vancouver:1900-1910. pp. 6,16. 
  2. ^ Vancouver Public Library staff writers. "Through the Camera Lens of Philip Timms". Canada's Digital Collections Initiative, Industry Canada. Retrieved 7 May 2013.