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Manitoba Photographers: Rosetta Ernestine Watson Carr (1844-1907)

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Born in Drummond Township, Canada, she trained as a photographer with William Notman. She moved to Winnipeg in 1883 and a year later purchased a local photographic business, which she named the American Art Gallery. The work of this studio was technologically advanced and of high quality. Carr was especially admired for her portraiture, and she won many prizes. In 1893 her competitors boycotted the Winnipeg Industrial Exhibition because she had been given exclusive rights to photograph it. She entered all the photography classes and won all the prizes. She died in Ottawa.

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Year(s)

Address

1883

40 James Street East, Winnipeg

1884 to 1890

574½ Main Street [Cheapside Block], Winnipeg

1890

See American Art Gallery, 1890

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Sources:

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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