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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.

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.

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.

Group Inspecting #20 Colliery

  • CA BI 77-895-1029
  • Item
  • 20th century

Item is a photograph of a group of persons inspecting the #20 colliery in Glace Bay. The individuals are identified in the front row from left to right as Ernie Beaton, Tommy Hay, Unidentified, Lawrence Doucet, and Unidentified. The individuals in the back from left to right are Unidentified, Unidentified, Unidentified, and Neil Coldwell.

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 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 77-324-458
  • Item
  • ca. 1930

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 77-131-265
  • Item
  • 1902

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

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.

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 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.

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.

"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.

New Victoria Miners

  • CA BI 80-110-4290
  • Item
  • 1938

Item is a photograph of miners with the first load of coal from No. 18 Colliery, 18 March, 1938. The men are identified on the back of the photograph.

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.

Mabou Mines

  • 86-01-16089
  • Item
  • ca. 1915

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

Cyril J. McDonald Collection

  • MG 21.26
  • Collection
  • 1948-1968

The collection consists of cellulose acetate film-based negatives originally belonging to Shedden Studio of Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. The collection consists of 1136 negatives in two sizes: 10 x 12.5 cm and 12.5 x 16 cm. The content of the images primarily documents coal mining activity between 1948-1968 connected with the operations of the Dominion Coal and Steel Company (DOSCO). In addition to company staff portraits and company events, the negatives mainly capture coal miners and equipment above and below the surface. The main work sites documented include Glace Bay-based collieries ( 1B, No. 18, No. 26, No. 20, No. 25, No. 25). The collection also contains what appear to be unrelated images of rural Cape Breton and a group of Images of Glace Bay and rural Cape Breton. As well, a grouping of unidentified and un-numbered negatives which may belong to an earlier accrual accompanied this donation.
The negatives have been arranged to a series level with five distinct series. A selection of negatives from each series has been digitized for access purposes. An item level listing corresponding to the scanned images is available but does not include all the negatives. Unfortunately, no original listing or indices for the negatives were included in the donation and are thought to be lost. The full item level inventory is in process and after the appraisal is complete, some of the negatives will be re-arranged with earlier accruals to re-create original order.

Shedden, Leslie

Coal Miner in Pit

  • 81-350-5430
  • Item
  • n.d.

Item is a photograph of a coal miner working underground.

Coal Company House

  • 82-460-7160
  • Item
  • n.d.

Item is a photograph of a coal company house in an unidentified town.

“Men of the Deeps”

  • CA BI Mg 15.38
  • Fonds
  • 1974

Songs of the Cape Breton mining communities, a paper by John C. O’Donnell, Director of the Men of the Deeps.

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

Blockhouse, Windsor

  • CA BI 77-553-687
  • Item
  • ca. 1960

Item is a photograph of a type of blockhouse that was built and used throughout Nova Scotia and Cape Breton in the 1700s and 1800s.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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

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.

Dominion Coal Company officials

  • CA BI 80-693-4873
  • Item
  • 1963

Item is a photograph of Dominion Coal Company officials with government officials and UMW representatives on an inspection of a coal mine. Several people in the photograph are identified.

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