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Anonymous

  • CA BI MG 15.3
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Two comic poems: “Prayers of the MacDonalds” and “The Highlandman’s Prayer.”

Postcard

Item is a photographic postcard of a World War 1 army officer in full uniform.

World War II

Series consists of photographs, unit lists, postcards, the Bay News, and newspapers and newspaper clippings, and a microfilm copy of the Cape Breton Highlanders War Diary from their World War II service.

North George Street, Sydney

  • 94-783-25298
  • Item
  • c.1935

Item is a postcard of the north end of George Street showing the corner of Central school grounds with the Lyceum and Sacred Heart Church in the background.

Soldier in World War 1

  • CA BI 93-03-23977
  • Item
  • ca. 1917

Item is a postcard of a soldier in uniform during World War 1. The photo was taken in London, England.

Margaree River

  • 87-531-17061
  • Item
  • ca. 1970

Item is a postcard showcasing the Margaree River along the Cabot Trail.

Westmount, Sydney, Nova Scotia

  • CA BI 85-170-15870
  • Item
  • 1908

Postcard of a winter scene at Westmount, Sydney, N.S. Showing horses and a sleigh.

"Me & My Ford"

  • CA BI 84-95-14195
  • Item
  • 23 April, 1915

Item is a postcard showing Percy Willmot lying in a carriage on a road during World War 1. A note on the reverse reads: "'Me + My Ford' Very comfy. K[indecipherable] Pk. April 23/15. P."

Two soldiers by tree

  • CA BI 84-91-14191
  • Item
  • 1914-1919

Item is a postcard showing two members of the 25th Battalion of the CEF taken during World War 1.

Five soldiers after "Champagne Supper"

  • CA BI 84-89-14189
  • Item
  • 18 November, 1916

Item is a postcard showing five members of the 25th Battalion of the CEF taken during World War 1. The photo was taken after a "champagne supper" the night before and is noted as being "taken with a small hand camera." The soldiers are identified on the reverse as: RSM Hinchcliffe (died at Vimy), CQMS Hills (Susie), Sgt. P.C. Willmot, Cpl. P. Walker, and Pte. Dr. 'Pete' Murray.

Portrait of three soldiers

  • CA BI 84-88-14188 P512
  • Item
  • 1914-1919

Item is a postcard showing three unidentified soldiers of the 25th Battalion of the CEF taken during World War 1.

W.V. MacKinnon, M.E. Amos, W. Gordon, S.W. Hirtle

  • CA BI 84-88-14188 P511
  • Item
  • 1914-1919

Item is a postcard showing five soldiers of the 25th Battalion of the CEF taken during World War 1. The soldiers are identified on the reverse of the item and are in full uniform.

Portrait of five soldiers

  • CA BI 84-87-14187
  • Item
  • 1914-1919

Item is a postcard showing five unidentified soldiers of the 25th Battalion of the CEF taken during World War 1.

John Leigh Hospital in Altringham, England

  • CA BI 84-84-14184
  • Item
  • 1914-1919

Item is a postcard showing the John Leigh Hospital at Townfield House in Altringham, England, taken during the World War 1. Four unidentified uniformed soldiers are visible in front of the building.

Halifax exercise

  • 84-76-14176
  • Item
  • ca. 1916

Item is a postcard showing soldiers of the 25th Battalion of the CEF in an exercise during World War 1. The exercise took place in Halifax and the Armories and Park Street Church are visible in the background.

Crowd by water

  • CA BI 84-111-14211
  • Item
  • 1914-1920

Item is a postcard showing a crowd of people near the shore of a lake or river during World War 1.

Unidentified soldier

  • CA BI 84-100-14200
  • Item
  • 1914-1920

Item is a postcard showing an unidentified member of the 25th Battalion of the CEF taken during World War 1. The soldier is in full uniform and holding a rifle with a bayonet.

Fossils

  • CA BI 80-794-4974
  • Item
  • 1980

Item is a photographic postcard of fossils.

Fossils

  • CA BI 80-792-4972
  • Item
  • 1980

Item is a photographic postcard of fossils.

Beinn Bhreagh

  • CA BI 80-514-4694
  • Item
  • 1911

Item is a photographic postcard of Beinn Bhreagh, the summer residence of Alexander Graham Bell.

Sydney Mines

  • CA BI 79-466-3446
  • Item
  • ca. 1910

Item is a photographic postcard showing the Sydney Mines mines as viewed from Post Office Square.

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.

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.

The "War Wasp"

  • CA BI 78-96-1846
  • Item
  • July 9, 1917

Item is a photographic postcard of the "War Wasp," launched in Trenton, Pictou County, at 1pm on Monday, July 9th, 1917.

Lake O'Law

  • CA BI 78-95-1845
  • Item
  • ca. 1940

Item is a photographic postcard of Lake O'Law.

Lyceum Theatre, Sydney

  • CA BI 78-902-2652
  • Item
  • ca. 1920

Item is a photographic postcard of the Lyceum Theatre, Sydney, showing Sacred Heart Church.

Sydney's Lyceum was constructed in 1904 as a multi-purpose cultural centre. Since that time, the building has housed countless live performances, a library, and even a gymnasium. Currently owned by the Old Sydney Society and known as the Cape Breton Centre for Heritage and Science, the building was recognized as a heritage building in 1983 and continues to host exhibits that highlight Sydney's history.

East Whycocomagh

  • CA BI 78-86-1836
  • Item
  • ca. 1910

Item is a photographic postcard of East Whycocomagh.

Grand Anse Valley, Pleasant Bay

  • CA BI 78-84-1834
  • Item
  • ca. 1910

Item is a postcard of MacLean's Farm at the foot of North Mountain in Grand Anse Valley (Pleasant Bay) on the Cabot Trail.

Ingonish Beach

  • CA BI 78-83-1833
  • Item
  • ca. 1940

Item is a photographic postcard of Ingonish Beach.

Horseshoe Curve, Cabot Trail

  • CA BI 78-80-1830
  • Item
  • ca. 1940

Item is a photographic postcard of the horseshoe curve on the Cabot Trail.

Whycocomagh Harbour

  • CA BI 78-75-1825
  • Item
  • 1907

Item is a postcard of a view of Whycocomagh Harbour.

Inscribed on the back of the postcard: How about Camera / Whycocomagh. Aug. 7/07 / Dear Sade. / Arrived OK. It is a lovely place. we are boarding at a Mrs Austins. a £ per week if you dont mind. room for you. Do try and come up Sunday. Win / Miss Sadie Brehaut / Sydney / C.B. / P.O Bx 74

Settlers off the "Highland Lass"

  • CA BI 78-1217-2967
  • Item
  • ca. 1890

Item is a photographic postcard of the surviving settlers who went to Australia and New Zealand with Norman MacLeod on the ship called the "Highland Lass".
Back row, L to R: J. McKay 'Ban' (Napier), D. McKay 'Ban' (Waipu), W. McDonald (Waipu), Dan McKay 'Ban' (Waipu), K. McDonald (Waipu), D.H. McKenzie (Waipu), K. Stewart (Whangarei Hds).
Third row, L to R: Miss J. McKenzie (Waipu), Miss C. McKay (Waipu), Mrs. J.W. Durham (Waipu), A. MacKay 'Ban' (Waipu), N. McKenzie 'Prince' (Waipu), W. McLennan (Waipu), J.R. MacKay (Waipu), Miss E. McKay 'Ban' (Waipu), Mrs. Webster (Waipu), Mrs. R. Campbell (Waipu).
Second row, L to R: H. McKenzie (Waipu), R. Finlayson (Waipu), Mrs. P.H. McKay (Waipu), Mrs. Anderson (Mangere), Mrs. Sheddon (Auckland), Mrs. W. McKenzie (Waipu), Mrs. D. McKenzie 'Prince' (Waipu), Mrs. J. Finlayson (Waipu), Mrs. D. McLeod (Waipu), Mrs. M. McAulay (Waipu).
Front row, L to R: D. McKay 'Ban' (Waipu), Capt. J. McKenzie 'Prince' (Waipu), J. McLean (Waipu), D. Stewart (Whangarei Hds).

Settlers off the "Gertrude"

  • CA BI 78-1215-2965
  • Item
  • ca. 1890

Item is a photographic postcard of the surviving settlers who went to Australia and New Zealand with Norman MacLeod on the ship called the "Gertrude".
Back row, L to R: J. Morrison (Waipu), J. McLeod (Waipu), Unknown.
Third row, L to R: Capt. J. Smith (Auckland), Mrs. Smith (Auckland), Mrs. Urquhart (Waipu), N. Campbell (Waipu), A. McMillan (Waipu), A. McInnis (Waipu), K. McDonald (Whangarei Hds), J. McMillan (Waipu), A.P. Campbell (Waipu), Miss Mary McKenzie (Waipu).
Second row, L to R: J. Campbell (Three Mile Bush), Mrs. Brooks (Waipu), Miss M. Morrison (Waipu), N.J. Campbell (Waipu), Mrs. M. McDonald (Waipu), Miss M. McMillan (Auckland), Miss M.A. McKay (Waipu), N. McMillan (Auckland), Mrs. J. Cameron (Waipu), D.C. McLennan (Waipu), Mrs. J.M. McKay (Waipu), Miss M. McMillan (Waipu).
Front row, L to R: Mrs. E. McLean (Waipu), Mrs. N. MacLean (Whangarei), Mrs. J. Campbell (Three Mile Bush), M. Buchanan (Kauri), Mrs. N. McLennan (Kauri), Mrs. R. MacKay (Kauri), Miss C. McLennan (Waipu), Mrs. J. Wilson (Whangarei), Miss B. Morrison (Waipu), Mrs. E. McMillan (Waipu), E. McMillan (Waipu), Mrs. McKenzie 'Shoemaker' (Waipu).

Settlers off the "Ellen Lewis"

  • CA BI 78-1212-2962
  • Item
  • ca. 1890

Item is a photographic postcard of the surviving settlers who went to Australia and New Zealand with Norman MacLeod on the brig called the "Ellen Lewis".
Back row, L to R: A. MacDonald (Whangarei), A. McLeod (Kauri), D.A. McMillan (Waipu), A. Kempt (Waipu), J. McAulay (Waipu), J. McLeod (Waipu), A. McLeod (Waipu).
Third row, L to R: D.M. McLeod (Waipu), R. McRae (Waipu), Mrs. MacLeod (Waipu), Mrs. N. Campbell (Mangawhai), J. Kempt (Waipu), N.H. Campbell (Waipu), M. McLean (Auckland), J. McKenzie (Kauri), M. McDonald (Whangarei), H. Ferguson (Tutukaka), J. Campbell (Waipu), D. McLeod (Kauri).
Second row, L to R: Mrs. K. MacKenzie (Waipu), Mrs. Poulter (Auckland), Mrs. Wallace (Waipu), Mrs. R. McGregor (Waipu), Miss A. McKenzie (Waipu), Mrs. K. Stewart (Whangarei Hds), Mrs. N. MacKenzie (Kauri), Mrs. Kelsey (Waipu), Mrs. H. Ferguson (Tutukaka), D. Matheson (Kauri), Mrs. G. Ross (Whangarei Hds), Mrs. G. Sutherland (Waipu), Mrs. F Young (Waipu).
Front row, L to R: Unknown, Mrs. R. McRae (Waipu), Mrs. J Kempt (Waipu), Mrs. H. McKenzie (Kauri), Mrs. J. McDonald (Whangarei), Mrs. A. McMillan (Waipu), J. McLean (Auckland), Mrs. McBeth (Kauri), Mrs. N.J. Campbell (Waipu), Mrs. H. Sutherland (Waipu), Mrs. N. McKenzie (Waipu), Mrs. J. Munro (Marsden Pt), Mrs. J. Munro (Waipu).

Grand Narrows Hotel

  • CA BI 78-1192-2942
  • Item
  • 1891

Item is a postcard featuring a sketch of the Grand Narrows Hotel on an advertising postcard.

Baddeck Harbour

  • CA BI 78-1188-2938
  • Item
  • ca. 1908

Item is a photographic postcard of Baddeck Harbour.

Harnod Lakes

  • CA BI 78-1187-2937
  • Item
  • 1912

Item is a photographic postcard of Harnord Lakes, at Lake O'Law.

Mabou

  • CA BI 78-1182-2932
  • Item
  • ca. 1905

Item is a photographic postcard of Mabou showing the bridge and church.

St. Mary's Glebe, East Bay

  • CA BI 78-11-1761
  • Item
  • ca. 1905

Item is a postcard featuring a photograph of St. Mary's glebe with a priest and a man standing in front of it.

Sydney Waterfront

  • CA BI 78-106-1856
  • Item
  • 1904

Item is a postcard of the Sydney Waterfront showing the Royal Cape Breton Yacht Club, the Sydney Hotel and Rhodes Curry Wharf.

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.

185th Battalion, Broughton

  • CA BI 77-903-1037
  • Item
  • ca. 1914

Item is a postcard of the 185th Battalion marching past the Broughton Hotel taken during WWI.

Main Street, Glace Bay

  • CA BI 77-90-225
  • Item
  • 1910-1930

Item is a hand-coloured postcard of Main Street, Glace Bay. The general warehouse of the Dominion Coal Company is marked with an "x."

Steel Plant Blast Furnace

  • CA BI 77-49-183
  • Item
  • ca. 1920

Items are two coloured postcards depicting the Blast Furnace of the Sydney Steel Plant.

Soldiers at the Broughton Arms Hotel

  • CA BI 77-433-567
  • Item
  • ca.1914

Item is a photographic postcard of a rear view of the Broughton Arms Hotel with roughly 22 soldiers assembled in a loose line.

Broughton Arms Hotel

  • CA BI 77-432-566
  • Item
  • ca. 1914

Item is a photograph of the Broughton Arms Hotel with soldiers during WWI.

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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