Manitoba Photographers: Charles Ignatious Meyers (1892-1984)

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Charles Ignatious Meyers
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Born at Toronto, Ontario on 27 August 1892, one of six children of Charles L. Meyers (1860-?) and Elizabeth Doran (1868-?), he came to Winnipeg with his family before 1901. In 1918, in the late days of the First World War, he enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force. Following his military discharge in 1919, operating out of a Winnipeg studio on Notre Dame Avenue, he ventured around southern Manitoba through the 1920s, taking photographs that were made into postcards, many of which survive today. He later returned to Toronto where he continued working as a photographer. He died in 1984.





Austin School


Elkhorn High School


Austin School

Postcard of Austin School (1920s)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 53.

Minto School

Postcard of Minto School (1920s)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2013-0051

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Argyle Block (224 Notre Dame Avenue, Winnipeg)


Ontario birth registration, Ancestry.

1901 and 1911 Canada censuses, Automated Genealogy.

Attestation papers, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.

We thank Charles R. T. Meyers and Thomas G. Meyers for providing additional information used here.

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

Page revised: 7 May 2021

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