Manitoba Photographers: George Wilfred Goodall (1872-1970)

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G. Wilfred Goodall
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Born at Cheltenham, England on 14 September 1872, he emigrated to Winnipeg in 1893 and found work at the Manitoba Hotel on Main Street. He took up photography in 1894 as an apprentice of Charles Allbutt. He opened the Goodall Photo Company, at the corner of Logan Avenue and Main Street, in 1897. He moved the studio twice before ending up in premises on Carlton Street, in 1946, that remained his base of operation until retirement in 1964. On 11 December 1902, he married Margret Thorsteinson (1881-1971) of Riverton. They had two children: Wilfred Goodall and Dinah Goodall (wife of William A. Sneesby). He died at Winnipeg on 15 September 1970 and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery.

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Logan Avenue and Main Street, Winnipeg


Carlton Street, Winnipeg


“Camera’s eye scans 70 years,” Winnipeg Free Press, 14 September 1968, page 10.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 17 September 1970, page 33.

Obituary [Margaret Goodall], Winnipeg Free Press, 20 December 1971, page 25.

We thank Carol-Anne Bate for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 January 2015

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