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Rice Family fonds

  • MG 21.24
  • Fonds
  • 1865-1980

Fonds consists of four series containing photos taken by the Rice family over a century. Photos are taken by Amos, Brenton, Lewis, and Nelson. Amos, Brenton, and Lewis had portrait studios, while Nelson was an amateur. Photos consist of studio por...

Rice, Amos I.

Nelson Rice

Series consists of 145 photographs of prominent North Sydney residents (fire chiefs, doctors, mayors, etc), Cape Breton scenes and Industrial Cape Breton.

Rice, Nelson

Group of four Men

Item is a photograph of four men standing outside. Men are (from left): Big Jack MacKinnon, Little John MacKinnon, Joe (Klunk) McEwan, and Joseph Hickey

L. R. Meech

Item is a photograph of L. R. Meech M.D. C.M. MC, b. 1893 d.1968.

WM Parsons

Item is a photograph of fire chief and boxing champion, WM Parsons. He was fire chief from 1946 to 1959.

Group in Front of Old Police Station

Item is a photograph of a group in front of an old police station in the 1950s. The group includes: Jim Meany, Gerald Ceary, R. Fougere, Joe Hickey, Bart Edwards, Reg. F. McNeil, M. Gouthro, Fred Musgrave, L.A. Clarke Chief, and Tom Lamie.

Glace Bay vs North Sydney

Item is a photograph of the first hockey game played at the North Sydney forum in 1947. The game was between the North Sydney Victorias and the Glace Bay Miners. The forum closed in 2011.

The Girl Next Door

Item is a photograph of Nelson's youngest son Paul and the neighbour girl. This photograph won a prize from the Toronto Star.

VE Day

Item is a photograph if a group on VE Day. From left: Neil McInnes, Georgie (McLean) Coleman, Shirley (McLean) Murray, Stan Cleary, Jack Fraser, M. Phalen, Joe Whalen, Chas. Coleman, Doug Matheson, Frank Collins, Harry Ivey, M. Fortune, Abe Asteoh...

Burning Liberty Ship

Item is a photograph of the S.S.J. Pinckney, an American Liberty Ship that was loaded with war time munitions, burning after a collision with a gasoline tanker.

Gil Willis

Item is a photograph of Gil Willis who was was fire chief from 1916 to 1946.


Item is a photograph of local fisherman with their catch on the dock.

Thompsons Stove Foundry

Item is a photograph of two men working at Thompsons Stove Foundry which operated in the 1930s and closed in the 1950s.

Silver Thaw

Item is a photograph of Percy Bill on View St. in North Sydney during a Silver Thaw of 1930

Amos I. Rice

Series consists of 12 b&w portraits, 10 from North Sydney and 3 from New Glasgow.

Rice, Amos I.

Lewis Rice

Series consists of 7 b&w portraits taken by Lewis Rice studios

Rice, Lewis

Brenton R Rice

Series consists of 12 b&w portraits taken of North Sydney residents by Brenton R Rice.

Rice, Brenton R.

Portrait of Three Children

Item is a portrait of three children; two boys and one girl. One boy is standing, one boy is sitting in a chair, and the girl is also sitting.

Election Day

Item is a photograph of three men, Stan Cleary, Neil McInnes, and Jud Goodwin, on Election Day.


Item is a photograph of the North Sydney to Sydney Ferry sinking into icy water.

A. Chas. Thompson

Item is a photograph of A. Chas. Thompson using a megaphone before the starting gate came into use.

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