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Macphail, Duncan

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Macphail, Duncan

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Duncan Macphail was born June 19, 1910 in Greenock, Scotland, and emigrated to Canada in 1924. He lived in North Vancouver and other parts of Greater Vancouver, and married Margaret Kelso in 1937. There is no information available about his education or how he started in the field of photography. In 1938 he exhibited photographs in the First Annual Exhibition of Photography, at the Canada Pacific Exhibition in Vancouver. In 1942, Macphail moved to Victoria, and worked for photographers Ed Savannah and Robert H. Fort. In about 1948 he entered into the partnership Fort-Cowx-Macphail, with Fort and A. Melville Cowx, doing commercial and portrait photography. About 1950 the company became Fort-Macphail. He also worked for Victoria Press as a senior display salesman for many years. Duncan Macphail died in Victoria on June 2, 1994.

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GEWEBER 2011-10-19|MCARTER 2012-06-13

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Source: Visual Records database Obituary: Victoria Times Colonist, 4 June 1994

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Created by: GEWEBER