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Fred G. MacDonald Fonds
CA BI MG 15.41 · Fonds · 1940-1971

Fonds consist of photocopies of the following papers by Mr. MacDonald: “Solomon Jacobs”, “Pottle’s Lake Drowning," “The Sacrament in the Early Days, 1873," “The Gammell Will Case, 1880," “The Flavin Murder 1833," “The Tragedy of the ‘Troop’, 1873," “Tale of the Bungling Hangman, 1816," “North Sydney and the Atlantic Cable [Sydney Harbour Convoys], 1940-1942. Also, textual records include, clippings and write-ups on Flora MacDonald and her father, Fred MacDonald.

CA BI MG 15.84-93-492-24466 · Item · ca. 1976
Part of Sid Kerner

Photo of a motorcycle in front of garage - at an unidentified location

Kerner, Sid
Sydney's Great Fire
CA BI 76-43 · Item · 1901

Item is a photograph of a view of the ruins left by the Great Fire on the west side of Bentinck Street from Wentworth to Prince. The fire that started in a Charlotte Street shop would destroy 67 buildings, leave 31 families homeless, and cause over $500,000 in damage. The Robert Ingraham House, Dillon Dwelling, Woodill House, Rudderham House, and the Conway Building (now Ingersall Road) were all destroyed in the fire. However, the building seen on the left hand side of the photograph is still standing today, as well as the Khattar home and Khattar Law Offices.

Kelly and Dodge
CA BI MG 12.224-89-1188-19383 · Item · ca. 1919
Part of Stella Mann Fonds

Item is a photograph of Captain John MacDonald sailing in his boat with his sons William, Dan and Charlie. Photograph taken by G. Fred Mann.

Mann, George Fred
CA BI 77-124-258 · Item · 1914-1918

Item is a photograph of a convoy in Sydney Harbour during the WWI, taken from the coal piers. At least two ships are visible in the harbour.

Sydney Harbour, WWI
CA BI 77-1376-1510 · Item · ca. 1914

Item is a composite photograph of the first convoy during World War I in Sydney Harbour. More than 20 ships are visible in addition to buildings along the shore.

Cape Breton County Council
CA BI 77-1335-1469 · Item · 1889

Item is a photograph of the Cape Breton County Council.

Front row, sitting left to right: Henry LeCras, County Treasurer; Neil Morrison, Dist. No. 21, Loch Lomond; Donald MacLean, Dist. No. 6, s. East Bay; Wallace Richardson, Dist. No. 1, South Bar (later Mayor of Sydney); William Buchanan, High Sheriff; Duncan M. Gillis, Dist. No. 17, Grand Mira; Charles J. Logue, Court Crier.

Middle row, standing left to right: Robert Jackson, Dist. No. 2, Ball's Creek; Alexander MacDonald, County Constable; Joseph A. Gillies, K.C., County Solicitor; Henry C.V. LeVatte, Dist. No. 6, Louisbourg; Joseph H. MacKinnon, Dist. No. 9, Boisdale; Donald McDougall, Dist. No. 5, Main-a-dieu; Norman H. McNeil, Dist. No. 3, Hillside, Mira; John A. MacDougall, Dist. No. 14, Grand Narrows; Alexander Campbell, Dist. No. 18, Shipyard; Donald Morrison, Dist. No. 15, Catalone; Angus MacDougall, Dist. No. 16, Trout Brook; Robert Anderson, Dist. No. 12, Port Morien; James Ratchford, Dist. No. 2, Low Point & Lingan; John MacDougall, County Clerk.

Back row, standing from left to right: John Hardy, Dist. No. 7, Gabarus; John MacCormack, Dist. No. 4, Little Bras d'Or & Sydney Mines; Murdock MacKenzie, Dist. No. 10, Boularderie; Henry MacDonald, Dist. No. 11, Little Glace Bay & Bridgeport; Angus Curry, Dist. No. 19, N.S. East Bay; Michael E. Gillis, Dist. No. 13, Irish Cove.

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
Troops Embarking at Halifax
CA BI 77-1538-1672 · Item · 1914-1918

Item is a photographic postcard of a number of troops embarking in Halifax during WWI. Soldiers in full uniform are visible on the upper and lower decks of the boat while onlookers, mostly in day wear, are visible on the dock.

Dominion Iron and Steel
CA BI 77-16-143 · Item · April 19, 1901

Item is a photograph of the mechanical department, machine shop, foundry and carpenter shop at the Dominion Iron and Steel Co.

Beech Hill, Sydney Mines
CA BI 77-232-366 · Item · ca. 1900

Item is a photograph of the gardens at Beech Hill, the home of R.H. Brown of Sydney Mines built in 1829. There is a dog and two small buildings on the right side of the garden path.

Lillian Seward Brown
CA BI 77-299-433 · Item · Aug-1884

Item is a photograph of Lillian Seward Brown at age 6, seated on an armchair next to her dog.

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.

H.M.S. Pelican
CA BI 77-391-525 · Item · 1956

Item is a photograph of the raising of the H.M.S. Pelican, an Elizabethan wreck in Sydney Harbour. The ship was later towed out and destroyed.

Hot Water Pond, Sydney Mines
CA BI 77-393-527 · Item · 1902

Item is a photograph of Hot Water Pond, located on Atlantic Street in Sydney Mines.

Msgr. Donald MacPherson
CA BI 77-395-529 · Item · 1916

Item is a photograph of Msgr. Donald MacPherson of Port Hood and Fr. Mulderry of Dublin posed in front of the Great Sphinx of Giza and the Great Pyramid of Giza.

Msgr. Donald MacPherson
CA BI 77-396-530 · Item · 1919

Item is a photograph of the 66 Battery, C.F.A. taken in Belgium. Msgr. Donald MacPherson is sitting first row centre.

CA BI 77-441-575 · Item · ca. 1950

Item is a photograph of the headstone of Pte. John Bernard Croak, awarded the Victoria Cross in the First World War.

CA BI 80-794-4974 · Item · 1980

Item is a photographic postcard of fossils.

CA BI 77-521-655 · Item · ca. 1914

Item is a photograph of the interior of Vooght Brothers' Department Store in North Sydney.

"May Queen"
CA BI 77-546-680 · Item · ca. 1898

Item is a photograph of the Side Wheeler "May Queen" at Baddeck wharf.

CA BI 77-576-710 · Item · 1918

Item is a photograph of Matron-in-Chief M.C. MacDonald, head of the Canadian Overseas Nurses during the First World War.

Canadian Official War Photographer
Glace Bay, Nova Scotia
CA BI 77-602-736 · Item · 1972

Item is an aerial photograph of the town of Glace Bay and its shoreline.

St. Andrew's Church
CA BI 77-676-810 · Item · ca.1914

Item is a photograph of of St. Andrews Church on Bentinck Street, Sydney, featuring a horse-drawn hearse.

CA BI 77-735-869 · Item · Jul-1918

Item is a photograph of Officers of the 85th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders) taken on the steps of a chateau in Lozinghem, France. The officers are wearing their newly issued kilts. J.A. MacKinnon is identified as the sixth from the left in the second row.

Aerial view of Sydney
CA BI 77-741-875 · Item · ca. 1935

Item is a photograph of an aerial view of Sydney.

Royal Canadian Air Force
Charlotte Street, Sydney
CA BI 77-78-212 · Item · 1889

Item is a photograph showing the intersection of Charlotte Street and Wentworth Street, taken from the former Vogue Theatre site, now the location of the Cape Breton YMCA.

The building at the end of the street was the Holy Angels Convent; the building on the corner of Charlotte and Wentworth Street was the Nova Hotel; the building beyond that was destroyed by a fire in 1901.

Umlah Studios
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.

CA BI 78-112-1862 · Item · 1921

Item is a reproduction of a newspaper article about the Universal Negro Improvement Association band on Laurier Street in Whitney Pier. Members are marching in the street with instruments and banners in support of a movement advocating "Africa for the Africans."

Article attached to photograph reads:
The year was 1921. The scene, Laurier street at Whitney Pier, as members of the city's Negro community paraded in support of a movement advocating, (as banners indicate) "Africa for the Africans." The sizable brass band was one of a number organized within the city and residents who were around at that time recall that nobody ever had to march without the accompaniment of plenty of stirring martial music. Also noteworthy is the complete lack of sidewalks and paving. The photograph is from the album of Pier merchant Louis Mendelson. He's the white-shirted young man with the bicycle standing mid-right in the photo."

On reverse: "Year 1921 Mr. Askell Artzell Hunt 14 Brooks St. Sydney C. B." "Sent a copy to Mr. Hunt" "Colin MacDonald was bandmaster of the Universal Negro Improvement Assoc. approximately 20 members in the band. Band operated from 1928 to 1932. There was also a West Indian Band at the Pier Bandmaster Jack McKnight approx. 15 members Deputy Bandmaster Norman Crawford, lasted 2 years.

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.
Flint Island
CA BI 78-130-1880 · Item · 1977

Item is a colour aerial view of Flint Island, showing the lighthouse and the keepers' residence.

MacIsaac House
CA BI 78-141-1891 · Item · ca. 1920

Item is a photograph of the MacIsaac house in Schooner Pond.

Sydney Fruit Store
CA BI 78-198-1948 · Item · ca. 1910

Item is a photograph of three people in front of the Sydney Fruit Store on Charlotte Street, which also housed the offices of McDonald and Cameron and C.R. Brown.

CA BI 78-203-1953 · Item · ca. 1926

Item is a photograph of Mrs. Johnstone, Ethel Johnstone, a friend and a dog in front of L.W. Johnstone's house in North Sydney.

Woman and Baby, North Sydney
CA BI 78-245-1995 · Item · ca. 1926

Item is a photograph of a woman sitting in bed and holding a newborn baby in North Sydney.

Spinning Bee
CA BI 79-847-3827 · Item · ca. 1940

Item is a photograph of a spinning bee in Cape North.

CA BI 80-23-4203 · Item · 1898

Item is a print of L'Ardent, inscribed to M. Bourinot from the officers of the ship. It shows seamen aboard the ship.

The "War Wasp"
CA BI 78-97-1847 · Item · July 9, 1917

Item is a photographic postcard of the view from the upper deck of the "War Wasp," launched in Trenton, Pictou County, at 1pm on Monday, July 9th, 1917. Crew members on deck and another vessel in the background are visible.

Dieppe Raid
CA BI 79-1064-4044 · Item · 1942

Item is a photograph of a view of the Dieppe Raid with a caption in German.

Dieppe Raid
CA BI 79-1070-4050 · Item · 19-Aug-1942

Item is a photograph of a view of the Dieppe Raid.

S.S. Adriatic
CA BI 79-22-3002 · Item · Mar-1862

Item is a photograph of the S.S. Adriatic. In the month of March, 1862, when this photograph was taken, the Adriatic became stuck in the ice in North Sydney harbour. The ice was sturdy enough to support the crew as they walked to shore from the ship.

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.