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#26 Colliery, millionth ton

  • CA BI 79-981-3961
  • Item
  • 1967

Item is a photograph of the millionth ton of coal that was taken from #26 Colliery.

#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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Caledonia #4 Colliery

  • CA BI 77-709-843
  • Item
  • 20th century

Item is a photograph of the Caledonia #4 Colliery being demolished.

Cape Breton Electric Company Office

  • CA BI 78-229-1979
  • Item
  • ca. 1920

Item is a photograph of the Cape Breton Electric Company office on the Esplanade in Sydney. There are two men in the foreground.

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 Company House

  • 82-460-7160
  • Item
  • n.d.

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

Coal Company House

  • 82-459-7159
  • Item
  • n.d.

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

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.

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 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

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 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.

Coal Miner in Pit

  • 81-350-5430
  • Item
  • n.d.

Item is a photograph of a coal miner working underground.

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 77-323-457
  • 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 77-326-460
  • 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 77-327-461b
  • 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 in Glace Bay

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

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

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 Shipping Pier

  • CA BI 79-97-3077
  • Item
  • 1965

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

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 78-147-1897
  • Item
  • ca. 1920

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

Dominion #6

  • CA BI 78-145-1895
  • Item
  • ca. 1920

Item is a photograph of a view of two men in front of a brick building, which was part of the Dominion #6 Colliery in Donkin.

Dominion #6

  • CA BI 78-146-1896
  • Item
  • ca. 1920

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

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.

Dominion Coal Scales, Sydney

  • CA BI 77-897-1031
  • Item
  • ca. 1930

Item is a photograph of the Dominion Coal Scales in Sydney, showing horses and sleighs bringing coal to be weighed.

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.

Donkin miners

  • 86-68-16165
  • Item
  • ca. 1925

Item is a photograph of miners in rail cars, waiting to descend into the Donkin Mine.

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.

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.

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

Generating Plant, Dominion #6

  • CA BI 78-154-1904
  • Item
  • ca. 1920

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

Glace Bay #2 Colliery

  • CA BI 77-697-831
  • Item
  • May 1969

Item is a photograph of the Glace Bay #2 Colliery which is the oldest mine in North America.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Inverness Mines

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

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

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