Abbass Studios was originally founded by the late Mr. George Abbass. He introduced photography to two of his younger brothers, John and Tony.
George Abbass began an apprenticeship with a local photography studio in 1935. John followed Tony into the profession, working after school and during the summers.
In 1942, both John and George joined the army and went overseas, leaving 13 year old Tony to the Cape Breton Post contract.
Upon returning, George, Johnnie and Tony used personal and family savings to open "Abbass Studios" in 1946, in the place where the studio is today!
In 1974 the brothers made the move to expand their business by purchasing the Econo Color chain in the Maritime Provinces. One of the Econo Color stores, Halifax location, is run by John Abbass, son of John, one of the original founders.
Abbass Studios was among the first in the Atlantic Provinces to provide a range of photographic services that included film processing, enlargements, wedding photography, commercial photography, framing, and picture restoration.