A Foote in the Past
Winnipeg Free Press - ON-LINE EDITION
by: Staff Writer
Many of us have seen L.B. Foote photographs, whether or not we are aware of their provenance.
For at least 30 years, since the creation of the Foote archive at the
Archives of Manitoba, these photographs have been used to tell the
story of Winnipeg's past. They have illustrated everything from academic
histories to posters for rock concerts.
And this familiarity is not
only local - Foote's images have represented Winnipeg history to the
nation and have been included in national museum exhibits both real and
Imagining Winnipeg: History through the Photographs of L.B. Foote,
by Esyllt W. Jones, history professor at University of Manitoba, is
published by University of Manitoba Press.
A book launch is planned for
Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. at McNally Robinson at the Grant Park
There will be light refreshments, as well as a slide
show of images from the book and a short talk by Jones.
The book is
available for $39.95 at McNally Robinson and will be available at other
major booksellers soon.