Manitoba Photographers: Cyril Jessop (1881-1967)

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Born at Yorkshire, England in February 1881, he came to Canada in 1894 and resided at Pembroke, Ontario before coming to Gladstone where he operated a photo studio. A collection of his photographs depicting agricultural activities at Carberry, Carey, Curtis, Dauphin, Gladstone, Golden Stream, Grandview, Killarney, Langruth, Minnedosa, Morden, Swan River, and Woodside is held at the Archives of Manitoba. On 2 July 1908, he married Margaret Ethel Lorne Feeley (1881-1965) at Winnipeg and they had a son. In late 1921, they moved to Winnipeg where the couple worked as “portraiture artists” through to retirement in 1960. He died at Winnipeg on 21 January 1967 and was buried in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Work location(s)






504 Sherburn Street, Winnipeg


275 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg


506 Kensington Block, Winnipeg

See also:

Through a rose coloured lens: The agricultural photographs of Cyril Jessop” by Elizabeth Blight
Manitoba History, Number 18, Autumn 1989


Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Prize winners in prov. photographic contest,” Winnipeg Tribune, 26 September 1913, page 1.

“Mrs. Jessop farewelled,” Gladstone Age, 10 November 1921, page 1.

“Beautiful rooms in Winnipeg homes,” Winnipeg Tribune, 17 March 1928, page 27.

Obituary [Margaret Jessop],  Gladstone Age, 1 December 1965, page 3.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 24 January 1967, page 23.

We thank Sarah Ramsden for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 January 2016

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