Tompkinsville plays Antigonish, April 30, 2015

  Lindsay Kyte’s magnificent play Tompkinsville came to Antigonish on April 30, 2015 and played to a receptive audience, clearly proud of our town and university’s role in Tompkinsville as part of the Antigonish Movement. An additional part of the auditorium had to be opened up.  Standing ovation! These photos of Fr. Jimmy and Tompkinsville reveal […]

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 […]

Merry Christmas from the Imagine Antigonish team

A reminder of Christmas Past when the ornaments for the Christmas tree were handmade.  What do you think the Archibald boy is wearing — a nutcracker uniform???   Christmas 1922, Archibald home on Church Street. Photo courtesy of Antigonish Heritage Museum

Enter Your Own Historic Photos This site offers an invitation to enter your own historic photos, which are then rated.  The photos to date range from Elvis to Einstein. The one generating the most points is of a lone man refusing to give the Nazi salute in 1936. Here are two photos that are explicitly art for health.   […]

Remembering Evelyn Mary Bayne and the old Clydesdale Schoolhouse Evelyn Mary Bayne 1928-2014 Our condolences to the family and friends of Evelyn Mary Bayne.  As a tribute to her love of life and family, we post an image of the old Clydesdale Schoolhouse, which played such an important part in her life:   At a dance in the old Clydesdale schoolhouse, Evelyn met […]

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 […]

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. […]

The Evidence is In: A Black and White Photo Soothes a Crying Baby

Art for Baby is an acclaimed book that was launched in Asia in 2011 with the exhibit at the Espace Louis Vuitton in Hong Kong. Excerpted from The Guardian, September 2008: A simple black and white image can soothe any crying baby: “It gives them something to concentrate on when they’re bombarded by so many different images […]