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 virtual.
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 Shopping Centre. 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.