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Dr. Thomas E. Jeans

  • CA BI 77-369-503
  • Item
  • ca. 1867

Item is a photographic portrait of Dr. Thomas E. Jeans, the first G.M.A. doctor from 1829-1867.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Coal Shipping Pier

  • CA BI 79-96-3076
  • Item
  • ca. 1900

Item is a photograph of a coal shipping pier in Sydney N.S, situated north of Falmouth St.

Coal Shipping Pier

  • CA BI 79-107-3087
  • Item
  • ca. 1900

Item is a photograph of a coal shipping pier in Sydney N.S, situated north of Falmouth St.

General Mining Association

  • CA BI MG 14.19
  • Fonds
  • 1827-1900

The General Mining Association, a Branch of the London
firm of Rundell, Bridge and Rundell, was granted a monopoly on
the Nova Scotian coal reserves by the Duke of York in 1827. The
monopoly was rescinded in 1857, but operations continued until

  1. The mines on the southern side of the Sydney Coalfield
    were taken over between 1893 and 1900 by the Dominion Coal
    Company. Operations on the northern side of the Sydney
    Coalfield were purchased by the Nova Scotia Steel and Coal
    Company in 1900. This documentation includes an extensive
    collection: workmen

Inverness Railway and Coal Co.

  • CA BI 79-1163-4143
  • Item
  • ca. 1900

Item is a photograph of the bankhead and colliery buildings at Inverness Railway and Coal. Co..

Miners, Dominion #3

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

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

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.

Coal Pier, North Sydney

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

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

Coal Pier, North Sydney

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

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

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.

Cornelius Shields

  • CA BI 80-705-4885
  • Item
  • 1903

Item is a photograph of Cornelius Shields, president of the Mining Society from 1902 to 1903.

C.H. Dimick

  • CA BI 80-706-4886
  • Item
  • 1904

Item is a photograph of C.H. Dimick, president of the Mining Society from 1903 to 1904.

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.

Gypsum Quarry at St. Ann's

  • CA BI 79-472-3452
  • Item
  • 1906

Item is a photograph of a group of miners, horses and carts, and boxcars at the St. Ann's Gypsum Quarry.

Coal Mining in Glace Bay

  • CA BI 79-453-3433
  • Item
  • 1906

Item is a photographic postcard of a miner operating a long wall machine.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dominion Coal Co. Staff

  • CA BI 77-1147-1281
  • Item
  • 1910

Item is a photograph of members of the Dominion Coal Company Staff. The names of the people featured in the photographs are listed on the back.

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.

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.

Jubilee Shaft

  • 77-128-262a
  • Item
  • 1912

Item is a photograph of Jubilee Colliery, during the sinking of shaft in 1912.

Coal Mine (unidentified)

  • 91-562-22523
  • Item
  • [ca. 1912]

Item is a panoramic photograph of a coal mine. At left are Sydney & Louisbourg Railway coal cars and coal conveyors; at right is a power plant.

Dodge, H. O.

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.

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."

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."

"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.

Coal Washing Plant, Sydney Mines

  • CA BI 80-25-4205
  • Item
  • 1916

Item is a photograph of the "Baum" coal washing plant of the Nova Scotia Steel and Coal Co., Sydney Mines, showing the washery and concrete settling tank.

D.H. McDougall

  • CA BI 80-712-4892
  • Item
  • 1917

Item is a photograph of D.H. McDougall, president of the Mining Society from 1916 to 1917.

Dominion #6

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

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

Dominion #6

  • CA BI 78-153-1903
  • Item
  • ca. 1920

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

Dominion #6

  • CA BI 78-156-1906
  • Item
  • ca. 1920

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

Inverness Mines

  • CA BI 79-449-3429
  • Item
  • ca. 1920

Item is a photograph of the surface plant at Inverness Mines.

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 78-147-1897
  • Item
  • ca. 1920

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

Dominion #6

  • CA BI 78-151-1901
  • Item
  • ca. 1920

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

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