St. Martha’s Hospital, Operating Room, 1930s

St. Martha’s Hospital, Operating Room, 1930s, L-R: Dr. J. L. MacIsaac, Sr. Delorosa (giving anaesthetic), Dr. Philip Neri, Dr. W. F. MacKinnon, two nurses unidentified. Restoration: Jeff Parker Perhaps a photo staged for instruction purposes, rather than an operation in progress?

Joanne (Bekkers) & Casey Van de Sande by suitcases, Pier 21, Halifax, 1956

Joanne (Bekkers) & Casey Van de Sande by suitcases, Pier 21, Halifax, 1956. Courtesy of Casey & Toosje Van de Sande. Restoration: Anne Louise MacDonald     The sign for “Sick Mariners” caught our attention.  I found this report on medical screening for would-be immigrants.  When did Canadian Immigration lift the ban on accepting immigrants […]

StFX Stationary Hospital Unit, No. 9, 1916

StFX Stationary Hospital Unit, No. 9, 1916. Courtesy of Antigonish Heritage Museum. Restoration: Jeff Parker StFX’s primary contribution to the war effort in 1916 was the recruiting and training of the Canadian Stationary Hospital Unity, No. 9, financed by the Canadian government. StFX supplied the personnel — 12 doctors, 30 nurses, 150 men. Graduation came […]

Copeland Druggist, Main Street, circa 1910

Copeland Druggist, Main Street, circa 1910. Courtesy of Antigonish Heritage Museum, Cunningham Album. Restoration: Wayne Ezekiel John David Copeland from Merigomish was the first proprieter of Copeland Druggist, located in the present-day Down to Earth Framing store. Bessie Cunningham Copeland, who married Norman Kerr Cunningham, is thought to be the source of these photos in […]

Theresa Marshall with her Prosper nephews, 1941

Theresa Marshall with her Prosper nephews, 1941. Courtesy of John R. Prosper, family album     Theresa Marshall with her Prosper nephews, Eugene and Dan Joe, 1941. Courtesy of John R. Prosper, Paqtnkek, Restoration: Anne Louise MacDonald We leave the unrestored photo for comparison with Anne Louise’s creative innovation.  In part borne of necessity, she […]