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Manitoba Photographers: Frank D. Blakely (1865-1918)

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Born at Owen Sound, Ontario on 14 September 1865, Blakely came to Winnipeg as a boy. He worked as a photographer in San Francisco before returning to Canada as the Canadian Pacific Railway photographer, traveling all over western Canada taking pictures for immigration purposes. In 1897 he became connected with the Stovel company and was latterly advertising manager of the Nor’West Farmer until 1904. In that year he entered upon the publication of Canadian Farm Implements and Canadian Blacksmith and Woodworker. Blakely died in Winnipeg on 30 March 1918.

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Obituary, Manitoba Free Press, 1 April 1918, page 8.

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 October 2012

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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