Local Food Sources. Frank Sobey atop the meat truck, 1920

Local Food Sources. Frank Sobey atop the meat truck, 1920 Judith Ryan, archivist for Sobeys out of their office in Stellarton, referenced this photo:  ”Frank Sobey travelled around rural areas buying sheep from farmers.  This photo is circa 1920. “ The first Sobeys store opened on Main Street in 1939 and merited a very small […]

“Pa Vincent”, Pomquet

“Pa Vincent” written on photo, Simon Albert Vincent, Pomquet. Courtesy of PomquetHéritage, Vincent Album.

Milkmaids, Antigonish County, early 1900s

  Milkmaids, Antigonish County, early 1900s. Courtesy of Antigonish Heritage Museum. Restoration: Anne Louise MacDonald     The History of Aprons on Facebook, which includes this photo, would also explain about milkmaids wearing aprons.   https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152109083201188&set=a.106537651187.98622.575201187&type=1      

Condensed Milk Factory, Main Street, early 1900s

Condensed Milk Factory, Main Street, early 1900s. Courtesy of Antigonish Heritage Museum. Restoration: Anne Louise MacDonald Under Local Items in the Casket, Thurs. March 11, 1897: Condensed Milk Factory We purpose to commence operations on Thursday, April 1st. … “No milk taken from a cow that has calved within 10 days will be accepted.”  

Parts Department, Eastern Auto, 1960s

L-R: Ronnie Dunn, Sam Gero and Tommy Thompson, Parts Department, Eastern Auto, 1960s. Courtesy of Sandra Gero. Restoration: Anne Louise MacDonald Sandra Gero shared some details of her father’s early days in Antigonish: D. G. (Daniel George) MacIsaac recruited Sam Gero from Amherst to play for the Antigonish Bulldogs, the baseball team, not the hockey […]