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Manitoba Photographers: Maurice Lyall (c1887-1966)

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Maurice Lyall
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Born in Scotland around 1887, he came to Montreal, Quebec in May 1908 and worked as a photographer in southern Ontario and the southeastern United States then spent the winter of 1909-1910 back in the UK. In March 1910, he returned to Canada and came to Winnipeg where he established the Lyall Commercial Photography Company. He later worked as a cameraman at Brigden’s Limited and was a well-known church organist. He and wife Jessie Greenwood (c1887-1968) had a daughter. They lived at 836 Jubilee Avenue, Winnipeg. He died at the Winnipeg General Hospital on 28 February 1966 and was buried in the Garry Memorial Park.

Work locations

Year(s)

Location

1911-1913

#4 Avenue Block [265 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg]

1914

#58 Steele Block [360 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg]

Samples

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Sources:

French Broad Hustler [Hendersonville, NC], 15 April 1909, page 2.

1916 Canada census, Ancestry.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 2 March 1966, page 42.

Obituary [Jessie Lyall], Winnipeg Free Press, 22 May 1968, page 38.

This page was prepared by Andrew Cunningham, Rob McInnes, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 December 2017

Manitoba Photographers: 1858 to Present

A list of photographers who have worked in Manitoba, from 1858 to the present, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

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Gordon Goldsborough & Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.

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