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Manitoba Photographers: William Angus Martel (1851-?)

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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 (b 1872), William Angus Martel (1875-1958), and Frank A. Martel (b 1881). Around 1898, they came to Manitoba and established a photography business at Brandon, with a satellite studio at Morden, relocating later to Winnipeg. The Martels eventually moved to Los Angeles, California where W. A. Martel opened a studio.

Postcard view of the Martel studio on Rosser Avenue in Brandon (circa 1905)
Source: Rob McInnes, BR0042

Work location(s)

Year(s)

Address

1898-1905

Brandon (Rosser Avenue)

1903

Winnipeg (28 Rupert Avenue)

1905-1906

Winnipeg (Main Street and Euclid Avenue

c1908-1910

Winnipeg (200 Pacific Avenue)

1910

Winnipeg (255½ Portage Avenue)

Samples

Emerson Steamboat

Postcard view of Winnipeg Beach by W. A. Martel (circa 1905)
Source:
Rob McInnes, WB0062

Emerson Steamboat

Postcard view of bison at Silver Heights by W. A. Martel (no date)
Source:
Rob McInnes, WP1023

Emerson Steamboat

Postcard view of Winnipeg City Hall by W. A. Martel (circa 1906)
Source:
Rob McInnes, WP1626

See also:

Manitoba Historical Photographs: An Illustrated Souvenir of Winnipeg (1903)

Manitoba Historical Photographs: Illustrated Souvenir of Brandon (1909)

Sources:

We thank Rebecca Martel, Anne Martel-Goldthorp, and Rob McInnes for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 June 2015

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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