A Bicycle Built for Two: A WW1 Song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0sZLt-7PLg A Bicycle Built for Two was a favorite song of World War One.  This 1931 recording is the backdrop to WW1 pnotos, many of which are of the dead and wounded. The second from last images is of a ward for wounded soldiers. The Canadian Corps of Cyclists fought at Ypres, Vimy Ridge, Passchendacle […]

Ryerson Image Centre: War Photographs IN PRINT, 1854-2008

DISPATCH: WAR PHOTOGRAPHS IN PRINT, 1854 – 2008  This exhibit runs at Ryerson Image Centre from September 17 – December 7, 2014. http://www.ryerson.ca/ric/exhibitions/Dispatch.html DISPATCH: War Photographs in Print, 1854–2008 examines the production of war photographs, the role of photojournalists, and their collaboration with picture editors in the press. From Roger Fenton’s collodion plate photographs taken during […]

Winnie the Pooh: 100th Anniversary of the Story AND the Real Bear

Did you read Winnie the Pooh as a child, and/or read it to your children?  If so, here is the story and the image of the WWI soldier from Winnipeg and the Bear that inspired A. A. Milne.   The CTV story editors would have done well to have the b/w photos retouched and restored. […]

Meeting the train from Halifax, Winter during the war years, c 1916

    Meeting the train from Halifax, winter during WWI. Courtesy of Antigonish Heritage Museum.  Restoration: Jeff Parker. The waiting crowd is largely women and children.  Do they know in advance that their husbands and fathers are on the train and coming safely home?  Or that they are coming home because they have been wounded? […]

Highland Games Parade, float carrying model of the cenotaph, c 1950s

Highland Games Parade, float carrying model of the cenotaph, c 1950s. Red Archie MacGillivray, Chief of Police is on horseback. Courtesy of Antigonish Heritage Museum, 99.51.3. Restoration: Jeff Parker. Red Archie MacGillivray, so called for his red hair, is on horseback. He became Chief of Police in 1938, and served for 15 years. In an […]

Antigonish Red Cross folding bandages, circa 1966, Sisters of Charity, Havre Boucher

Antigonish Red Cross folding bandages, 1941, Sisters of Charity, Havre Boucher. Photo Courtesy of Antigonish Heritage Museum. Restoration: Wayne Ezekiel. Conversation with Mary Lillian MacDonald, former CSM, June 18, 2014: This photo of the Marthas, or any photo depicting the Marthas in volunteer or recreational activity, up to Vatican II, can be placed either at […]

Peter Murray Marshall, Maurice’s older brother, c 1916

Peter Murray Marshall, Maurice’s older brother, c 1916. Courtesy of John R. Prosper, Paqtnkek. Restoration: Anne Louise MacDonald. In conversation with Paula Paul, June 27, 2014: John Prosper related the story of how the Marshall boys were split up from their family as children and two of them met by chance during the war. The […]