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Manitoba Photographers: William Aiken Taylor (1884-1952)

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Born at Belfast, Ireland on 28 December 1884, he emigrated to Winnipeg in 1907 and worked for a time as a drugstore salesman. In 1911, he established the firm of Taylor's Limited, which provided film processing, photograph printing, and lantern slide manufacturing for amateur and professional photographers. Photographic prints made by the firm was later stamped with the tagline “Taylor Made.” He retired from the business in 1948, which was carried on by his sons.

On 20 June 1918, he married Florence Harriet Speed (1895-1973, aunt of L. H. Goldsborough) at Winnipeg. They had four sons: William Taylor (b ?), George Andrew Taylor (b 1923), Jack Richard Taylor (b 1926), and Harry Taylor (b 1927).

He died at his Winnipeg home, 346 Home Street, on 12 April 1952 and was buried in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Work location(s)




274 Carlton Street, Winnipeg


Coming later


1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Photographic firm founder dies at 68 years,” Winnipeg Free Press, 14 April 1952, page 8.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 June 2013

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