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HomeContents > People > Photographers > Humphrey Lloyd Hime

Other: H.L. Hime 
Joint: Armstrong, Beere & Hime 
Dates:  1833 - 1903
Active:  Canada
Irish-born Canadian photographer who was the official photographer on the Assiniboine and Saskatchewan Expedition to Red River led by Henry Youle Hind (1858). Later in life he became the President of the Toronto Stock Exchange.
Appendix XIV (p.434-436) of the popular account of the expedition by Henry Youle Hind Narrative of The Canadian Red River Exploring Expedition of 1857 and the Assinniboine and Saskatchewan Exploring Expedition of 1858 (London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1860, Two volumes) lists the photographs taken. It is known that other photographs were taken that have been lost.
List of Photographs of Red River; the Churches of Selkirk Settlement; the Houses and Stores of the Settlers; Indian Tents and Graves; the Prairie; the Forts and Stores of the Hon. Hudson's Bay Company; the Native Races; and the Expedition returning to Crow Wing in Dog Carioles.*
View of Ked River, from the Stone Fort. View of Red River, from St. Andrew's Church, four miles above the Stone Fort.
Red River ; Middle Settlement, eight miles below Fort Garry.
Freighter's Boat on the banks of Red River, seven miles below Fort Garry.
Bishop's Court (the residence of the Bishop of Rupert's Land,) on the banks of Red River.
(These Photographs exhibit the general character of the river.)
Cathedral of St. Boniface (Roman Catholic) and Nunnery, on the banks of Red River, opposite Fort Garry.
St. John's Church, two miles below Fort Garry. (Ch. of Eng.)
Presbyterian Church and Parsonage, seven miles below Fort Garry.
St. Paul's Church, Parsonage, and School House, eight and a half miles below Fort Garry. (Ch. of Eng.)
St. Andrew's Church (Rapids Church), sixteen miles below Fort Garry. (Ch. of Eng.)
St. Andrew's Parsonage.
Residence of Mr. Bannatyne, near Fort Garry.
Mr. McDermot's Store, near Fort Garry.
Farm-houses and Windmills, Middle Settlement.
Ojibway Tents, on the banks of Red River, near the Middle Settlement.
Birch-bark Tents, west bank of Red River, Middle Settlement.
Indian Graves, covered with split sticks.
Indian Graves, covered with birch bark.
The Prairie, on the banks of Red River, looking south.
Fort Garry; at the confluence of Red River and the Assinniboine.
Hon. Hudson's Bay Company's Officers' Quarters: Lower or Stone Fort.
Fur Store: interior of Lower or Stone Fort.
John McKay: a Cree half- breed.
Letitia: a Cree half-breed.
Susan : a Swampy-Cree half-breed.
Wigwam : an Ojibway half-breed, Lake Superior.
An Ojibway Squaw with Papoose.
Red River Freighter's Boat.
Dog Carioles; Expedition returning to Crow Wing, by the winter road.
A Blackfoot Warrior's Robe, containing a history of his wars, &c, Buffalo hunts, and showing the number of scalps he has taken from his enemies.
* These Photographs can be procured from Mr. J. Hogarth, No. 5, Haymarket. London. Price two guineas.
Additional sources
Richard Huyda "Exploration Photographer: Humphrey Lloyd Hime and the Assiniboine and Saskatchewan Exploring Expedition of 1858", Manitoba Historical Society Transactions, Series 3, Number 30, 1973-74 Season
Richard J. Huyda "Camera in the interior, 1858: H. L. Hime, photographer : the Assiniboine and Saskatchewan Exploring Expedition" (Toronto : Coach House Press, 1976) 
Stereographs project 
Business locations 
Toronto, Ontario, Canada 
[Humphrey Lloyd Hime] B. 33 Ireland, to Canada 54; in partnerships as Armstrong, Beere & Hime, 55-61, "ambrotypists & photographists"; photog. series of views of Assiniboine and Saskatchewan districts, inhabitants, landscapes, etc. with the exploratory survey party of Henry Youle Hind; pub. views of University College in Toronto, 58; also made rare local scy.; left partnership 60, became businessman; D. 03 Toronto. 
T.K. Treadwell & William C. Darrah (Compiled by), Wolfgang, Sell (Updated by), 11/28/2003, Photographers of the World (Non-USA), (National Stereoscopic Association)
Credit: National Stereoscopic Association with corrections and additions by Alan Griffiths and others.
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• Lenman, Robin (ed.) 2005 The Oxford Companion to the Photograph (Oxford: Oxford University Press)  [Includes a short biography on Humphrey Lloyd Hime.] 
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