L. B. Foote

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L. B. Foote
Born Lewis Benjamin Foote
(1873-02-06)February 6, 1873
Foote's Cove, Pardy's Island, Burin Newfoundland
Died April 22, 1957(1957-04-22) (aged 84)
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Photographer

Lewis Benjamin Foote (February 6, 1873 – April 22, 1957) was a Canadian photographer, best known for his black-and-white photographs of early Winnipeg, including royal visits, the Winnipeg General Strike, and slums.

He was born on February 6, 1874 in Foote's Cove, Pardy's Island, Burin, Newfoundland, and worked on the Summerside Journal where he first became a photographer. He moved to Winnipeg in 1902, where he became the city's best known commercial photographer.[1] For more than half a century his photographs chronicled the development of the city. He is most well known for his photographs of the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike[2] and was active until 1947.


  1. ^ "Imagining Winnipeg | University of Manitoba Press". Uofmpress.ca. Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  2. ^ Gordon Goldsborough (2008-03-08). "Memorable Manitobans: Lewis Benjamin Foote (1873-1957)". Mhs.mb.ca. Retrieved 2012-09-22.