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Victoria Road
CA BI 83-6385-13685 · Item · [192-]

Item is a postcard depicting the Victoria Road subway in Whitney Pier, N.S.

Victoria Road
CA BI 83-6386-13686 · Item · [192-]

Item is a street view of the northern end of Victoria Road in Whitney Pier, N.S.

Founding of Sydney, 1785
CA BI 76-114 · Item · 1785

Item is a photograph of a painting of the founding of Sydney.

Newspaper 12 · File · 1843-1845

Daniel Cobb Harvey: "The only other newspaper which originated in 1840 was the Cape Breton Advocate, published at Sydney by Richard Huntington and edited by the Reverend Otto S. Weeks, principal of the Grammar School. It ran until the end of 1841 when the press was taken over by J.D. Kuhn, who published the Spirit of the Times, an agricultural, commercial, literary, and general newspaper. It lasted until 1846, when the plant was again sold to William C. McKinnon, who changed the name first to the Cape Breton Spectator but afterwards to the Times and Cape Breton Spectator. The latter ceased publication in 1850 and was succeeded by the Commercial Herald, which lasted but a few months. McKinnon in turn sold to James P. Ward, who published the Cape Breton News and conducted it successfully until 1871 or 1872."

The Commercial Herald
No Newspaper Number · File · 1849-1850

The Commercial Herald was owned and edited by William C. MacKinnon. Gertrude E. N. Tratt: "It lasted for only a few months and was followed almost immediately by the Cape Breton News."

Rev. D.M. MacAdam
CA BI 77-173-307 · Item · ca. 1860

Item is a photographic portrait of Rev. D.M. MacAdam, pastor at Sacred Heart Church in Sydney.

Sydney Academy
CA BI 80-169-4349 · Item · 1860

Item is a photograph of Sydney Academy.

Hill's School
CA BI 76-35 · Item · ca. 1860

Items are photographs of Mr. John L. Hill and the students of his Charlotte Street school. Also identified are his daughter Anne (later Mrs. George Boggs); Mary Ann Muggah, daughter of Captain Charles Muggah (later Mrs. Colin MacKinnon); John Muggah; James Burchell; his sister, Emma Burchell (later Mrs. Bartlett of Brigus, Newfoundland); Dora Uniacke (later Mrs. Kay); two daughters of Thomas Townsend; William (Mac) MacLeod; and F. Harrington. The photograph was taken at the corner of Charlotte and Yorke Streets.

The Cape Breton News
Newspaper 26 · File · 1849-1872

Gertrude E. N. Tratt: "The Cape Breton News had four 12" x 18" pages, each of four columns. It was made up largely of news items but contained as well poetry and advertisements. Its annual price was 10s, changing to $2 before it ceased publication in the early Seventies."

Dr. MacGillvray's Drug Store
CA BI 77-168-302 · Item · ca. 1880

Item is a photograph of the Cape Breton Boot and Show Store and Dr. MacGillvray's Drug Store found on the corner of Pitt and George Street in Sydney.

The Cape Breton Times
Newspaper 5 · File · 1872-[1882?]

Gertrude E. N. Tratt: "In 1872 the Cape Breton Times, which had absorbed the circulation list of the (Cape Breton) News, appeared. It had four 23" x 33" pages, and cost $1.50 and later $1.75 per annum. It had about 700 to 1000 regular subscribers. M.A. Shaffer was manager for the Cape Breton Publishing Co."

Old Sydney Academy
CA BI 77-177-311 · Item · ca. 1884

Item is a photograph of cows grazing on Judge E. M. Dodd's property. Old Sydney Academy, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church and Old Willow Lodge (which is now the Cape Breton Post) are visible in the background.

C.H. Harrington
CA BI 77-791-925 · Item · 1885

Item is a photograph of Mayor C.H. Harrington, the first warden and the fourth mayor of the Town of Sydney.

Sleigh Rides, Sydney
CA BI 84-1486-15586 · Item · 1889

Sons of Temperance sleigh ride along Charlotte Street.

Sydney Harbour
CA BI 77-171-305 · Item · ca. 1890

Item is a photograph of a view of the harbour showing Westmount and Point Edward.

Charlotte Street, Sydney
CA BI 80-858-5038 · Item · ca. 1890

Item is a photograph of Charlotte Street, Sydney, taken from the roof of the courthouse, Victoria Park. Shows Charlotte St., St. Patrick's Church and the Methodist Church. St. Patrick's Church is now operated by the Old Sydney Society as both a museum and event venue.

CA BI 80-859-5039 · Item · ca. 1890

Item is a photograph of Charlotte and Pitt Streets, Sydney at the site of Toronto Dominion Bank (1980) on the South West corner of Pitt and Charlotte. The image shows L. McQuarrie's shoemaker's shop.

Sydney Academy
CA BI 78-1195-2945 · Item · ca. 1890

Item is a photograph of Sydney Academy when it was located on the corner of George and Dorchester Streets. The railway trestle and the home of the Hon. James McKeagney are visible.

Rev. James Quinan
CA BI 77-178-312 · Item · ca. 1890

Item is a photograph of Rev. James Quinan who was the founder of Sacred Heart Church and the pastor at St. Patrick's Church in Sydney.

Court house and jail, Sydney
CA BI 80-860-5040 · Item · ca. 1890

Item is a photograph of the court house and jail showing the vegetable garden.

The Morning Sun
Newspaper 53 · File · 1892

J. W. D. Stearns: "The Morning Sun is the only daily newspaper east of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and is printed every morning (Sunday excepted) at Sydney, Cape Breton, office No. 106 South Charlotte St. It gives the cable and telegraphic news by special services direct from New York and other centres of information, and lacks none of the facilities of a thorough newspaper. Subscription price is $6 per year. Advertising rates $1 per inch first insertion, 25 cents each continuation. Special rates on advertising contracts according to space and time."

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
Sydney from Acadia House
CA BI 77-184-318 · Item · ca. 1893

Item is a photograph of the view of Sydney from Acadia House on Prince Street, looking north, with the Sydney Harbour in the background.

Coal Shipping Piers
CA BI 77-108-242 · Item · ca. 1893

Item is a photograph of shipping piers at the Esplanade.

A.J. McDonald
CA BI 77-877-1011 · Item · 1895

Item is a photograph of A.J. McDonald, mayor of Sydney from 1895 to 1896.

Sydney Railway Station
CA BI 77-68-202 · Item · 1891-1895

Item is a photograph of the original railway station just after it was built. Staff members are in front of the station.

Holy Angels Convent
CA BI 77-899-1033 · Item · ca. 1895

Item is a photograph of teachers and students outside of Holy Angels Convent.

Sydney Harbour
CA BI 77-734-868 · Item · 1899

Item is a photograph of French dreadnoughts in Sydney Harbour.

CA BI 77-6-135 · Item · ca. 1899

Item is a photograph showing of the old No. 1 pier, known as a bucket loader. The two men standing on the bucket are identified as William and Frank Fitzgerald.

Sydney Coronet Band
CA BI 77-930-1064 · Item · ca. 1900

Item is a photograph of the thirty-one members of the Sydney Coronet Band.

St. Patrick's Church
CA BI 77-175-309 · Item · ca. 1900

Item is a photograph of St. Patrick's Church on the Esplanade in Sydney. The church is now a museum.

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.

Sydney Academy, Sydney
CA BI 77-956-1090 · Item · ca. 1900

Item is a scrapbook photograph of Sydney Academy.

Esplanade
CA BI 78-116-1866 · Item · ca. 1900

Item is a photograph of the Esplanade in Sydney. The photograph displays Judge Crowe's house, the Sydney Hotel, the Band Shell, the Cecil Hotel, Ritchie McCay's, Dr. Murray Dodd's house, and the Masonic hall.

Woodill, C.H.
Charlotte Street, Sydney
CA BI 77-486-620 · Item · ca. 1900

Item is a photograph of Charlotte Street with the railroad running under a bridge.

Rhodes, Curry and Co Ltd.
CA BI 77-559-693 · Item · ca. 1900

Item is a photograph of the general office and main warehouses of Rhodes, Curry and Company Limited.

Jost's Store, Sydney
CA BI 77-591-725 · Item · ca. 1900

Item is a photograph of Jost's Store on Charlotte Street, Sydney.

CA BI 77-598-732 · Item · ca. 1900

Item is a photograph of employees and the interior of Morley's Store on Charlotte Street, Sydney.

MacMillan Store, Sydney
CA BI 77-615-749 · Item · ca. 1900

Item is a photograph of McMillan Grocery on George Street, Sydney.

CA BI 77-678-812 · Item · ca. 1900

Item is a photograph of Isaac Greenwell's Store on the Esplanade, Sydney. It was a general store.

CA BI 77-878-1012 · Item · 1900

Item is a photograph of the Cape Breton County Court House, Sydney, which was built in 1900 and burned on November 12, 1959.

Sydney Hotel
CA BI 77-179-313 · Item · ca. 1900

Item is a photograph of the Sydney Hotel which burned down in 1918. Also pictured are French warships in the harbour.

Ingraham Building, Sydney
CA BI 77-190-325 · Item · ca. 1900

Item is a photograph of the Ingraham Building on the corner of Prince St. and Charlotte St. in Sydney.

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.

Sydney, Cape Breton
CA BI 77-932-1066 · Item · ca. 1900

Item is a scrapbook photograph of a view of Sydney, Cape Breton featuring a ferry boat, a court house, a church, a convent, the R.C. Chapel, the Reserve Mines Shipping Pier, a tannery, a sash factory and a fresh water creek.

Dominion Iron and Steel Co.
CA BI 77-57-191 · Item · 1900

Item is a photograph of the blast furnace as well as an ore stockpile.

Blast Furnace Boiler Room
CA BI 77-53-187 · Item · 1900

Item is a photograph of the blast furnace and boiler room and the Dominion Iron and Steel Co. in Sydney, Cape Breton.

Electrical Power House
CA BI 77-56-190 · Item · 1900

Item is a photograph of the interior of the electric power house of the Dominion Iron and Steel Company.