Manitoba Photographers: William Angus Martel (1851-?)
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)
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
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