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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.

James Bryson (J.B.) McLachlan

  • CA BI 76-84
  • Item
  • 1933

Item is a photographic portrait of J. B. McLachlan, a labour leader in Glace Bay with the United Mine Workers of America. This portrait was taken when he was running an election under the title Workers United Front Candidate.

Shedden Studio

Coal Inspection

  • CA BI 76-97
  • Item
  • 18-Nov-1956

Item is a photograph of Mr. Earl Chubb visiting the #18 colliery on Nov. 18, 1956, along with other officials, a few months before he was made the President of the Dominion Coal Company. Left to right: Ernie Beaton, Earl Chubb, Grant Mitchell, D.R. MacKenzie.

Shedden Studio

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

Group Photo, Province of Nova Scotia Exhibit

  • CA BI 77-1081-1215
  • Item
  • 1936

Item is a photograph of a group of men and women at the Province of Nova Scotia Exhibit, Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto that ran from August 28 - September 12, 1936.

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 77-1083-1217
  • 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 77-1084-1218
  • 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.

Coal Miners and Nickel Diggers, Province of Nova Scotia Exhibit

  • CA BI 77-1085-1219
  • Item
  • 1936

Item is a photograph of 4 coal miners and 4 "nickel diggers" of the International Nickel Co. 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 Unknown, Hugh McSween, P.J. O'Donnell, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, and L.A. Baudoux (Draegerman). Kneeling in the front row is Rod Walker (Draegerman).

Coal Miners and Nickel Diggers, Province of Nova Scotia Exhibit

  • CA BI 77-1086-1220
  • Item
  • 1936

Item is a photograph of 4 coal miners and 4 "nickel diggers" of the International Nickel Co. 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 Hugh McSween, Unknown, Rod Walker (Draegerman), Unknown, L.A. Baudoux (Draegerman). Kneeling in the front row is Unknown, P.J. O'Donnell, and Unknown.

Draegermen and Nickel Diggers, Province of Nova Scotia Exhibit

  • CA BI 77-1087-1221
  • Item
  • 1936

Item is a photograph of 2 draegermen and 2 "nickel diggers" at the coalface in the model mine at the Province of Nova Scotia Exhibit, Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto that ran from August 28 - September 12, 1936. The men are identified as Rod Walker, Unknown, Unknown, and L.A. Baudoux.

Crowd Awaiting the Model Coal Mine, Province of Nova Scotia Exhibit

  • CA BI 77-1088-1222
  • Item
  • 1936

Item is a photograph of the crowd waiting to enter 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 was taken from the reception room, looking towards the entrance of the building. On the left in the photograph is the Fisheries Exhibit.

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.

Loading Point in Tunnel, Province of Nova Scotia Exhibit

  • CA BI 77-1090-1224
  • Item
  • 1936

Item is a photograph of the loading point in a tunnel of 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 towards the entrance to face the No. 12 Colliery Steel Pit Tub, loading with Nova Scotia coal.

Loading Point in Tunnel, Province of Nova Scotia Exhibit

  • CA BI 77-1091-1225
  • Item
  • 1936

Item is a photograph of 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. This picture shows the view looking towards the entrance.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

Group Photograph, Province of Nova Scotia Exhibit

  • CA BI 77-1102-1236
  • Item
  • 1936

Item is a photograph of a group of people at the Province of Nova Scotia Exhibit, Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto that ran from August 28 - September 12, 1936. Pictured in the back row, from left to right: H.T. Lawrence, P.J. O'Donnell, Robert MacNeill, Miss Agnes McGuire, H.J. McSween, George Spencer, and Colin G. Groff. Pictured in the front row, from left to right: L.A. Baudoux, N.L. Huwe, Walter Chaisson, J.N. Worgan, Rod Walker, and R.W. Carmichael.

Group Photograph, Province of Nova Scotia Exhibit

  • CA BI 77-1103-1237
  • Item
  • 1936

Item is a photograph of a group of people at the Province of Nova Scotia Exhibit, Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto that ran from August 28 - September 12, 1936. Pictured in the back row, from left to right: H.T. Lawrence, P.J. O'Donnell, Robert MacNeill, Miss Agnes McGuire, H.J. McSween, George Spencer, and Colin G. Groff. Pictured in the front row, from left to right: L.A. Baudoux, N.L. Huwe, Walter Chaisson, J.N. Worgan, Rod Walker, and R.W. Carmichael.

Group Photograph, Province of Nova Scotia Exhibit

  • CA BI 77-1104-1238
  • Item
  • 1936

Item is a photograph of a group of people at the Province of Nova Scotia Exhibit, Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto that ran from August 28 - September 12, 1936. Pictured in the back row, from left to right: Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, and Unknown. Pictured in the middle row, from left to right: Unknown, P.J. O'Donnell, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, and George Spencer. Pictured in the front row, from left to right: Unknown, J.N. Worgan, Unknown, H.T. Lawrence, and Colin G. Groff.

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.

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 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.

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