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” written on photo, Simon Albert Vincent, Pomquet. Courtesy of PomquetHéritage, Vincent Album.
Glencross family, Sugarloaf Bakery, c 1940s. Courtesy of Antigonish Heritage Museum.
A fine catch of trout, c 1910. Courtesy of Antigonish Heritage Association, Restoration: Betty Cameron.
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
Van Berkel family L-R: Henry, Anthony, John, Adrian Sr., Leo, Salt Springs, 1955. Restoration: Anne Louise MacDonald
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.”
Sister Mary Gilbert (Ernewein) (b. 1907) kitchen supervisor at St. Martha’s Hospital, c 1930. Courtesy of Dalhousie Archives, Waldren Studios Collection, Box 300-89. Restoration: Jeff Parker.
Fishing Schooners out of Ballantynes Cove. Photographer: W. R. MacAskill. Courtesy of Nova Scotia Archives, NSARM accession, no. 1987-453, no. 1329.
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 […]