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Manitoba Photographers: George A. Gauvin (1863-?)

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George A. Gauvin
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Born at Burlington, Vermont on 8 August 1863, the son of Leon Gauvin and Rose Gilbert, he was educated at Green Mountain Academy at Underhill, Vermont, then he taught school for two years, after which he opened a photography studio at Burlington with his brother. Some time later, he moved to Boston, Massachusetts for further education in photography, then he moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he became a photographer with the studio of Kellie & Company. Within a year, he had purchased the business, and took on Adolphe E. Gentzel as a partner, to form the studio of Gauvin, Gentzel & Company. He married Maggie C. Gough of Halifax on 4 October 1892.

In 1905, Gentzel moved to Winnipeg to open a studio of Gauvin, Gentzel & Company there, sometimes called the “Elite Photographic Studio” at 492 Main Street. Gauvin remained in Halifax. They employed A. B. Spence as a photographer with the studio. The studio was still operating at the same location by 1912.

Work locations

Year(s)

Address

1905 to ?

492 Main Street, Winnipeg

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Sources:

The Canadian Album : Men of Canada or Success by Example, Vol. III, Bradley, Garretson & Co., Brantford, ON, 1894.

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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