Main Street Antigonish, c 1950

  Main Street, Antigonish, c 1950. Photograph Courtesy of Mary Rose Wong This photo was taken from an upper floor of a building on the South Side of Main Street.  Any speculations?   Many of the photos in Mary Rose’s collection were taken by her mother, Molly Wong.  Her unusual perspective allows us to see […]

Girlfriends 1950s

GIRLFRIENDS L-R: Junior Wong, Patricia Wong, Frances MacMillan, Karin Alex Fleurin.  Photograph: Courtesy of Mary Rose Wong Mary Rose Wong provided additional details about this photo.  The Wong family lost Junior in the tragic fire of 1961.  The 5 and 10 store in the background was also known as the Green & White. Who else […]

Dorothea Lange’s 1936 iconic photograph of the Great Depression

MIGRANT MOTHER: Photographer Dorothea Lange, 1936   This iconic photo of the Migrant Mother taken in California by Dorothea Lange during the Great Depression, acknowledges the power of black and white photography to enter the national conference.  But this is also a story of the inequality between the photographer and the photographed: Yet it seems […]

Photogrammar: An interactive tool to search American photos of the Great Depression and WWII

http://www.southernstudies.org/2014/09/what-did-your-town-look-like-80-years-ago.html   A new tool called Photogrammar created by a Yale University team allows users to search pictures of Great Depression and World War II-era photos using an interactive map.  Is there anything comparable in Canada to view what our town looked like 80 years ago? The photos are from a collection created during the 1930s and 40s when […]

Imagine Hong Kong 1950s

Have a look at Chinese street photographer Han Fo’s b/w photos of Hong Kong in the 1950s.    Imagine Hong Kong!!!!  Look for some of the same conditions for community health in this bustling urban metropolis as in Imagine Antigonish, a bustling rural town and county:  Social Support Networks; Early Childhood Education & Play; Intergenerational […]

Main Street, Highland Games 1940

Main Street, Highland Games, 1940. Photographer: Ronnie Jaques.  Courtesy of  Library and Archives of Canada Stephen and Lloyd Jewkes and the 5 cent to $1 Store have been among AHA!’s strongest supporters of Imagine Antigonish.  They have underwritten the costs of scanning and printing hundreds of  heritage photos, in preparation for restoration.  And they have […]

Ploughing Frolic, c 1920s

Ploughing Frolic, c 1920s. Photo Courtesy of Antigonish Heritage Museum. Restoration: Joe Fraser.

First Bank of Nova Scotia, Main Street, c 1910

First Bank of Nova Scotia, Main Street, c 1910. Courtesy of Antigonish Heritage Museum. Restoration: Joe Muir for Aldine Fine Art (www.aldinefineart.com) Antigonish historian Laurie Stanley-Blackwell includes the unrestored photo of the the Bank of Nova Scotia in her online description of Vanished and Changed Landscapes of Antigonish http://people.stfx.ca/lstanley/History/welcome2.htm During the 19th century, Canadian urban […]