John Jobe "Johnny" Abbass held the title of president of Abbass Studios. He went on to own and operate Econo Colour camera stores throughout the Maritimes. A prominent businessman and member of the local community, he served as vice president of the Professional Photographers Association of Canada and was involved with the Progressive Conservative Party and the Rotary Club of Sydney. He was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002 for outstanding contributions to his community. After his retirement from the business, his sons Blaise and John took over the Studios.
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Item is a photograph of a DOSCO blast furnace, showing the stockyard crane about the raw materials intended for use in the blast furnaces. Part of the coal wash plant is visible at right. Number 7. 8, 8, and 3 are in the background.
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