Manitoba Photographers: William Angus Martel (1851-1915)
Born in New York City on 1 December 1851, Martel and his wife Theresa had three children, all of whom worked with him in the photography business: Isabel Martel (1872-?), William Angus Martel (1875-1958), and Frank A. Martel (1881-?). From January to March 1897, the Martels were at Revelstoke, British Columbia. Around 1898, they came to Manitoba and established a photography business at Brandon, with a satellite studio at Morden, relocating later to Winnipeg. They eventually moved to Los Angeles, California where his son opened a studio. He died there on 3 October 1915.
Postcard view of the Martel studio on Rosser Avenue in Brandon (circa 1905)
We thank Rebecca Martel, Anne Martel-Goldthorp, Rob McInnes, and David Mattison for providing information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 13 January 2023