Many iconic photographs of the history of the Albernis were taken by Joseph Clegg, who was a photographer in the Albernis from 1912-1945.
Clegg and his family moved to Vancouver Island in 1912, as we’ve written previously, and ended up settling in Port Alberni.
Clegg took up photography as a hobby, and soon turned it into a business, opening a studio where he took portraits and also sold photographic supplies. He was a photographer from 1912 to 1945.
Clegg was married to Clara Orange on Sept. 12, 1900. They had five children: Alice (1901), David Alfred (1903), Frank (1904), Lucy (1906) and Eva (1909).
Clegg died March 22, 1961 at the age of 86, in Port Alberni.