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Mabou Coal Mines

  • 86-02-16090
  • Item
  • ca. 1915

Item is a photograph of the loading pier and general mining office at Mabou Coal Mines. There is text written on the reverse, "J.G.S. Hudson Cape Breton Series."

Mabou Mines

  • 86-01-16089
  • Item
  • ca. 1915

Item is a photograph of the surface plant at Mabou Coal Mines.

Mabou Mines

  • 86-03-16091
  • Item
  • ca. 1915

Item is a photograph of the Mabou Coal Mines shipping pier. There is text written on the reverse, "J.G.S. Hudson Cape Breton Series."

Main Street, Glace Bay

  • CA BI 77-90-225
  • Item
  • 1910-1930

Item is a hand-coloured postcard of Main Street, Glace Bay. The general warehouse of the Dominion Coal Company is marked with an "x."

Men and Shovels at Dominion #6

  • CA BI 78-149-1899
  • Item
  • ca. 1920

Item is a photograph of three men holding shovels at the Dominion #6 Colliery in Donkin.

Two of the men have been identified as follows:
Myron Cohen (at left), and Jack Morrison (middle).

Men Descending Shaft

  • CA BI 77-699-833
  • Item
  • 20th century

Item is a photograph showing nurses going down into the shaft at IB Colliery, Glace Bay.

Men on Scaffolding at Dominion #6, Passchendaele

  • CA BI 78-148-1898
  • Item
  • ca. 1920

Item is a photograph of a view of the Dominion #6 Colliery in Donkin. Two men are standing on wooden scaffolding repairing steam pipes.

Shedden Studio

Mine Car, Province of Nova Scotia Exhibit

  • CA BI 77-1092-1226
  • Item
  • 1936

Item is a photograph of a mine car at the loading point in the model coal mine at the Province of Nova Scotia Exhibit, Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto that ran August 28 - September 12, 1936.

Miners (boys) at Caledonia

  • CA BI 80-5-4185
  • Item
  • ca. 1903

Item is a photograph of boy miners at Caledonia, taken after their shift had finished and they had changed into casual wear.

Standing in the second row, left to right: Jim Wadden, Peter Jobes and Tim Wadden
In the front row, left to right: (seated) Tius Tutty, Fred Wadden, Bill MacKenzie, (standing) F.K. Wadden.
Off to the left is Allie MacKenzie, and behind him Tom Wadden.

Miners Entering the Pit

  • CA BI 77-1535-1669a
  • Item
  • ca. 1930

Item is a postcard is of miners sitting in cars ready to go into the pit.

Caption: "Miners Entering the Pit, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia - 10."
Reverse caption: "Photogelatine Engraving Co Ltd Ottawa, Dominion Crest, (Picture of Crest), Made in Canada."

Photogelatine Engraving Co. Ltd.

Miners, Dominion #3

  • CA BI 80-17-4197
  • Item
  • 1901

Item is a photograph of workers opening Dominion #3 slope at Wabana, Newfoundland.

Miners, New Waterford

  • CA BI 80-16-4196
  • Item
  • 1921

Item is a photograph of miners at #14, New Waterford, with new lamps.

Mitchell Business and Family fonds

  • CA BI MG 21.20
  • Fonds

Fonds consists of papers related to coal mining and other business activities of Henry Mitchell and sons as well as family records documenting life in Bridgeport (now Dominion) Nova Scotia and various locations in Pennsylvania. Correspondence between Henry and his children provide a detailed account of social, economic and political life in North America between the mid-19th and early 20th century.

Members of the Mitchell family were impacted by the American Civil War which is documented among the letters, along with various events of note in Canada including Confederation.

Mitchell, Henry

New Victoria Miners

  • CA BI 80-110-4290
  • Item
  • 1938

Item is a photograph of miners with the first load of coal from No. 18 Colliery, 18 March, 1938. The men are identified on the back of the photograph.

Offices of the Dominion Coal Company

  • CA BI 77-39-168
  • Item
  • ca. 1911

Item is a reproduction of a photograph of the general offices and laboratory of the Dominion Iron and Coal Company in Glace Bay.

Pan Line, Province of Nova Scotia Exhibit

  • CA BI 77-1093-1227
  • Item
  • 1936

Item is a photograph of the end of the pan line in the model coal mine at the Province of Nova Scotia Exhibit, Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto that ran from August 28 - September 12, 1936. This picture shows a portion of the face with coal cleaned off and temporary timbers placed.

Pan Line, Province of Nova Scotia Exhibit

  • CA BI 77-1095-1229
  • Item
  • 1936

Item is a photograph of the pan line in the model coal mine at the Province of Nova Scotia Exhibit, Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto that ran from August 28 - September 12, 1936.

"Pan Line", Province of Nova Scotia Exhibit

  • CA BI 77-1096-1230
  • Item
  • 1936

Item is a photograph of the "pan line" and the loading point in the model coal mine at the Province of Nova Scotia Exhibit, Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto that ran from August 28 - September 12, 1936. The ropes prevented the crowd from crossing pans when in operation.

Passage Way, Province of Nova Scotia Exhibit

  • CA BI 77-1100-1234
  • Item
  • 1936

Item is a photograph of the passage way in the model coal mine at the Province of Nova Scotia Exhibit, Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto that ran from August 28 - September 12, 1936. This picture shows the view looking up the face towards the exit. The midwall is visible on the right.

Passage Way, Province of Nova Scotia Exhibit

  • CA BI 77-1099-1233
  • Item
  • 1936

Item is a photograph of the passage way in the model coal mine at the Province of Nova Scotia Exhibit, Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto that ran from August 28 - September 12, 1936. This picture shows a view looking down the face and towards the level. Midwalls and Gob are shown on the left.

Pit Pony in No. 20 Colliery

  • CA BI 77-698-832
  • Item
  • 1952

Item is a photograph of a horse hauling coal in a pit with driver John Bennett, who was reported to be an expert in the care of horses.

Shedden, Leslie

Port Bevis Shipping Piers

  • CA BI 79-473-3453
  • Item
  • 1896

Item is a photograph of the Victoria Gypsum Mining and Manufacturing Co. Ltd. pier with ships at anchor.

Powder Storage Building, Dominion #6

  • CA BI 78-152-1902
  • Item
  • ca. 1920

Item is a photograph of two men standing in front of the powder storage building at the Dominion #6 Colliery in Donkin.

"Princess" Colliery, Sydney Mines

  • CA BI 80-31-4211
  • Item
  • 1916

Item is a photograph of the "Princess" Colliery, Sydney Mines. The "Princess" Colliery operated from 1875-1975, and the mine produced more than 22 million tons of coal during its 100 years of operation.

Radio Broadcast, Province of Nova Scotia Exhibit

  • CA BI 77-1083-1217
  • Item
  • September 5, 1936

Item is a photograph of a radio broadcast in the reception room at the Province of Nova Scotia Exhibit, Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto that ran from August 28 - September 12, 1936. Standing in the back row are P.J. O'Donnell, Hugh McSween, Robert MacNeill, Rod Walker and L.A. Baudoux. Seated in the front row are Dr. Robertson, Hon. Michael Dwyer (Minister of Mines, Nova Scotia), Edward Guest (CKCL Announcer), and W.L. Stuewe.

Radio Broadcast, Province of Nova Scotia Exhibit

  • CA BI 77-1082-1216
  • Item
  • September 5, 1936

Item is a photograph of a radio broadcast in the reception room at the Province of Nova Scotia Exhibit, Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto that ran from August 28 - September 12, 1936. Standing in the back row are P.J. O'Donnell and Hugh McSween. Seated in the front row are Dr. Robertson, Hon. Michael Dwyer (Minister of Mines, Nova Scotia), Edward Guest (CKCL Announcer), and L.A. Baudoux.

Radio Broadcast, Province of Nova Scotia Exhibit

  • CA BI 77-1084-1218
  • Item
  • September 5, 1936

Item is a photograph of a radio broadcast in the reception room at the Province of Nova Scotia Exhibit, Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto that ran from August 28 - September 12, 1936. Standing in the back row are P.J. O'Donnell, Hugh McSween, Robert MacNeill, and Rod Walker. Seated in the front row are Dr. Robertson, Hon. Michael Dwyer (Minister of Mines, Nova Scotia), Edward Guest (CKCL Announcer), and L.A. Baudoux.

Radio Broadcast, Province of Nova Scotia Exhibit

  • CA BI 77-1101-1235
  • Item
  • 1936

Item is a photograph of a radio broadcast at the Province of Nova Scotia Exhibit, Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto that ran from August 28 - September 12, 1936. The 3 men seated are Dr. Robertson, Hon. Michael Dwyer (Minister of Mines, Nova Scotia), and Edward Guest (CKCL Announcer).

Reception Room, Province of Nova Scotia Exhibit

  • CA BI 77-1089-1223a
  • Item
  • 1936

Item is a photograph of the reception room and the entrance to the model coal mine at the Province of Nova Scotia Exhibit, Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto that ran from August 28 - September 12, 1936. This picture shows the view the crowds saw while awaiting their turn to enter the mine.

Richard Henry Brown

  • CA BI 77-743-877
  • Item
  • 20th century

Item is a photograph of Richard Henry Brown who replaced his father as manager of the G.M.A.C.

Samson Electric Driven Coal Cutter, Province of Nova Scotia Exhibit

  • CA BI 77-1098-1232
  • Item
  • 1936

Item is a photograph of the Samson Electric Driven Coal Cutter in the model coal mine at the Province of Nova Scotia Exhibit, Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto that ran August 28 - September 12, 1936. This picture shows a view looking down the coal face, displaying a portion of the face undercut, drilled and ready to shoot, after which, the loaders shovel the broken coal onto the pans.

Sydney Coal Yard Work

  • CA BI 77-595-729
  • Item
  • ca. 1925

Item is a photograph of a group of coal yard workers in Sydney.

W.L. Libbey

  • CA BI 80-704-4884
  • Item
  • 1901

Item is a photograph of W.L. Libbey, the president of the Mining Society from 1899 to 1901.

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