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Mabou Mines

  • 86-01-16089
  • Item
  • ca. 1915

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

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

  • 86-03-16091
  • 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."

Donkin miners

  • 86-68-16165
  • Item
  • ca. 1925

Item is a photograph of miners in rail cars, waiting to descend into the Donkin Mine.

Coal Wash Plant-Sydney Mines

  • CA BI 2016-025
  • Item
  • ca. 1960

Item consists of a painting of the Coal Wash Plant at Old Sydney Collieries in Sydney Mines. The painting features the coal preparation site with a man and dog sitting in the foreground.

Astephen, Georgina Schima

Draeger Crew, No. 2 and No. 9 Colliery, Glace Bay

  • CA BI 76-102
  • Item
  • 1909

Item is a photograph of the first draeger crew formed in North America; the crew was formed at the No. 2 and No. 9 collieries, Glace Bay.
Front row: John Joe MacNeil, Mr. Fergie, Norman MacKenzie. Middle row: Dan "Storey" MacDonald, Joe Campbell, Thomas Turner, James MacMahon, Unknown, Roddie "Heenan" MacDonald, Matt MacAdam, Dan MacGillivary, Gilbert Darroch, Alex T. MacNeil, Mick Steele.
Back row: Harry Miller, Vannie Nicholson, John MacLean, John Robinson, Dan W. "Kink" McDonald, Unknown, Unknown Evan Prothero, Unknown.

Fraser at No. 1-B Colliery

  • CA BI 77-104-238
  • Item
  • 1955

Item is a photograph of Fraser, the last of the No. 1-B pit ponies. Fraser spent more of his life-time at the service of the coal company than any other horse in the company's history. He is shown here on the occasion of his retirement.

Shedden, Leslie

Horses on Vacation at No. 20 Colliery

  • CA BI 77-105-239
  • Item
  • 1952

Item is a photograph of pit horses on vacation during the miners' vacation at no. 20 colliery. The only time the pit ponies were brought to the surface was during the miners' three week vacation period. The vacation period was also used to maintain the mines.

Shedden, Leslie

Dominion Colliery No. 2, Glace Bay

  • CA BI 77-1250-1384
  • Item
  • 1912

Item is a photograph of the Dominion Colliery No. 2 in Glace Bay from the souvenir album "Souvenir of Cape Breton." The colliery is seen across water.

Coal Pier, North Sydney

  • CA BI 77-130-264
  • Item
  • 1902

Item is a photograph of the high coal piers in North Sydney.

Coal Pier, North Sydney

  • CA BI 77-131-265
  • Item
  • 1902

Item is a photograph of the low coal piers in North Sydney.

Iron Ore Mines

  • CA BI 77-139-273
  • Item
  • 1920-1940

Item is a photograph of several men working in an iron ore mine near Port Hood, Cape Breton.

Dominion Coal Co.

  • CA BI 77-14-141
  • Item
  • ca. 1900

Item is a photograph of the coke ovens at the Steel Plant in Sydney; the coal is being shipped to the coke ovens.

#4 Caledonia Colliery, Glace Bay

  • CA BI 77-140-274
  • Item
  • 1935-1955

Item is a photograph of a stack standing at the #4 Caledonia Colliery in Glace Bay.

Jamesville Pump

  • CA BI 77-149-283
  • Item
  • ca. 1905

Item is a photograph of the Jamesville Pump, brought from England by G.M.A. Princess Pit, Sydney Mines.

Coal and Coke

  • CA BI 77-15-142
  • Item
  • ca. 1900

Item is a photograph of coal being shipped to coke ovens at the Sydney Steel Plant.

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.

Coal Engine Passing Under Charlotte Street

  • CA BI 77-167-301
  • Item
  • 1893

Item is a photograph of a coal engine passing under Charlotte Street. Originally the Glasgow & Cape Breton Railway, by 1893 the Fairlie narrow-gauge locomotive was operated by the Sydney & Louisbourg Railway.

Umlah Studios

Coal Mining During the Depression

  • CA BI 77-323-457
  • Item
  • ca. 1930

Item is a postcard of coal miners mining on the 'Flats' between Main Street and Brown Street in Sydney Mines.

Coal Mining During the Depression

  • CA BI 77-324-458
  • Item
  • ca. 1930

Item is a postcard of coal miners mining on the 'Flats' between Main Street and Brown Street in Sydney Mines.

Coal Mining During the Depression

  • CA BI 77-325-459
  • Item
  • ca. 1930

Item is a postcard of coal miners mining on the 'Flats' between Main Street and Brown Street in Sydney Mines.

Coal Mining During the Depression

  • CA BI 77-326-460
  • Item
  • ca. 1930

Item is a postcard of coal miners mining on the 'Flats' between Main Street and Brown Street in Sydney Mines.

Coal Mining During the Depression

  • CA BI 77-327-461a
  • Item
  • ca. 1930

Item is a photograph showing men mining coal on the "Flats" near Main Street and Brown Street, Sydney Mines, during the Depression.

Coal Mining During the Depression

  • CA BI 77-327-461b
  • Item
  • ca. 1930

Item is a postcard of coal miners mining on the 'Flats' between Main Street and Brown Street in Sydney Mines.

Coal Company Office and Staff, Glace Bay

  • CA BI 77-339-473
  • Item
  • 1913

Item is a photograph of the Coal Company office staff in Glace Bay, showing the interior of the office building. The names of the staff members are included on the reverse of the photograph: Alex T. Mc Lellan, William Hodges, A.D. Mc Cuish, A.S. Mc Neil, Fred Simonson, Peter Nicholson, Jas. D. Maxwell, Thomas Farrell (back), John Mc Eachern (back), John Mc Dougall, Ernie Beaton, Chas. Compton, Theo J. Cribb.

Brick Row, Sydney Mines

  • CA BI 77-385-519
  • Item
  • 1971

Item is a photograph of brick row, one of several coal miners' tenements in Sydney Mines, built by the General Mining Association. This was the only tenement still standing in 1977.

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.

Limestone Quarries, Marble Mountain

  • CA BI 77-42-171
  • Item
  • ca. 1910

Item is a photograph showing the limestone quarries and plant of the Dominion Iron and Steel Corporation (DISCO) in Marble Mountain, Cape Breton.

Glace Bay Mining Co. Engine

  • CA BI 77-58-192
  • Item
  • 20th century

Item is a photograph of the Glace Bay Mining Co. Engine, featuring E.P. Archibal and three employees.

Gowrie Shipping Pier and Breakwater

  • CA BI 77-585-719
  • Item
  • ca. 1890

Item is a photograph of the Gowrie Shipping Piers and Breakwater in Port Morien, Nova Scotia. There are several ships and small boats in the harbour.

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.

Bras d'Or No. 4 Colliery

  • CA BI 77-596-730
  • Item
  • ca. 1910

Item is a photograph of the employees of the #4 Colliery, Bras d'Or, Cape Breton. Robert Dickson, manager, is highlighted in the photograph.

Limestone Quarrie

  • CA BI 77-67-201
  • Item
  • ca. 1910

Item is a photograph of railcars, tracks, and miners at the limestone quarry in Point Edward.

Glace Bay #2 Colliery

  • CA BI 77-697-831
  • Item
  • May 1969

Item is a photograph of the Glace Bay #2 Colliery which is the oldest mine in North America.

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

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.

Caledonia #4 Colliery

  • CA BI 77-709-843
  • Item
  • 20th century

Item is a photograph of the Caledonia #4 Colliery being demolished.

Coal Office and Haulers

  • CA BI 77-72-206
  • Item
  • ca. 1925

Item is a photograph of the weighing office for haulers, where sleighs would be weighed before and after being loaded with coal.

Dominion Coal Scales, Sydney

  • CA BI 77-897-1031
  • Item
  • ca. 1930

Item is a photograph of the Dominion Coal Scales in Sydney, showing horses and sleighs bringing coal to be weighed.

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."

Coal Mine, Dominion

  • CA BI 78-105-1855
  • Item
  • 1907

Item is a postcard of the coal colliery in Dominion, Cape Breton during the wintertime. There are train cars filled with coal on the tracks in the postcard as well.

Lingan Mine

  • CA BI 78-137-1887
  • Item
  • 1977

Item is an aerial photograph of the mine in Lingan.

Dominion #6 Generator

  • CA BI 78-139-1889
  • Item
  • 20th century

Item is a photograph of the generator for the Dominion #6 mine.

Bank Head, Dominion #6

  • CA BI 78-142-1892
  • Item
  • ca. 1920

Item is a photograph of a view of the Dominion #6 Colliery in Donkin.

Dominion #6

  • CA BI 78-143-1893
  • Item
  • ca. 1920

Item is a photograph of a view of the Dominion #6 Colliery in Donkin.

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