Lawrence Stuckey’s “Lonely Prairie”
From the 1950s to 1980s, Lawrence Stuckey travelled Southwestern Manitoba, stopping to capture images of people, places and things that he felt portrayed a certain quality of life at that particular point in time. He documented the everyday elements of rural life that, although commonplace at the time, were soon to disappear. Lawrence Stuckey saved these scenes of everyday life from a bygone era, preserving a photographic history of Southwestern Manitoba for future generations.
The images in this photo essay are held at the S.J. McKee Archives as part of the Lawrence Stuckey fonds.
Patrick Elves, Brandon University, 2009