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Manitoba Photographers: Charles Ignatious Meyers (1892-1984)

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Charles I. Meyers
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Born at Toronto, Ontario on 27 August 1892, son of Charles L. Meyers and Elizabeth Doran, he came to Winnipeg with his family in the early 20th century where he began working as a photographer. 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 into 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.





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.

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: 1 April 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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