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Manitoba Photographers: George James (1866-1963)

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Born at Norwich, Ontario in 1866, he came to Winnipeg in 1905 and, four years later, partnered with Lewis B. Foote in the studio of Foote and James. He did studio work including family portraits while Foote did commercial photography. The partnership was dissolved in 1932. He and wife Rosalie Martha Slade (1870-1947) had a daughter, Hilda Elizabeth James (1906-1994). The family lived at 125 Canora Street. He died at the Misericordia Hospital on 23 January 1963 and was buried in the Brookside Cemetery.

Work location(s)




Building at Graham Avenue and Main Street, Winnipeg




Cadomin Building, 280 Main Street, Winnipeg


Birth registration [Hilda Elizabeth James], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Birth registration [Rosalie Martha James], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“George James looks back on 90 busy years,” Winnipeg Free Press, 11 April 1956, page 14.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 25 January 1963, page 28.

Obituary [Hilda Elizabeth James], Winnipeg Free Press, 14 June 1994, page 36.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 May 2021

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