The Lawries of Vic West, early 1900s

These photos are a great glimpse of early 1900s life in Victoria West, BC. Grandpa Warner’s mom was Dorothy Ida Lawrie, who lived the first 12 years of her life in Stoke Newington, North London. In September 1902, Dorothy’s family (Dad Edwin, Mom Emma, sisters Ivy and Janet and brother Tom) sailed for Victoria West, BC to join Edwin’s brothers and sister who’d been living there since 1895. The Lawrie’s friend Chris W. Hollyer, a photographer, took snapshots of the family and turned them into glass slides to show through a lantern projector. Read more about my Hollyer-Lawrie research project.