Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History

Archival Photo Gallery

Allen Collection

James "Jimmy" Hamilton Allen (August 17, 1878 - December 25, 1969), a local photographer arrived in Nelson in 1899 and worked as a deckhand on the SS Moyie. He also worked on construction at the Hall Mines Smelter and as a machinist in Burns wood-mill plant. He opened a photofinishing business in 1919, which he later developed into Allen's Art Shoppe located at 505 Baker Street in Nelson, BC.

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