Are there other projects in Canada that feature Heritage Photos for Community Health?

When I google with the keywords “heritage photos” and “community health” not surprisingly the web site for Imagine Antigonish is the first site to appear.  Nothing else comparable comes up, nothing that uses heritage photos as a resource to thematically illustrate the essential conditions for community health.   However, the new  Cree Nations Ahtahkakoop Heritage Centre […]

Digitally Retouch and Restore an Antique Photo

When I searched YouTube for videos on the healing power of black and white photography, I got no hits.  But there is a groundswell of how-to tutorials on restoring antique photos, including this one.  Suzanne Allen uses a photo of her grandmother to demonstrate the technique but does not once mention anything about her subject […]

What did Palestine look like in 1896?

Excerpted from A Politically Incorrect Blog by Joey Ayoub   Palestine in 1896 wtdF3tsSrc A film footage of Palestine in 1896 was recently published online thanks to Lobster Films. It shows Palestinians of all faiths – Christians, Jews and Muslims – living side by side, and praying side by side. I transcribed the narration below. […]

Morning on Main Street 1910 and 2014  Len PD MacDonald posted this glorious photo of Morning on Main Street today (August 7, 2014).  A similar view of 1910 Main Street suggests that you have to get onto Main Street early in order to catch the light and avoid traffic blocking the view of the street.         […]

Vivian Maier photographic archive: A Lesson on Honouring the Photographer and the Photographed   The discovery of Vivian Maier’s archive of b/w photos was a documentary film featured at the Antigonish Film Festival. The complications around her photographic archive is instructive for how we preserve and re-touch (restore) the photographs in the Imagine Antigonish archive.  Our archive does not have a collection by a single photographer of […]

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 ( 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 During the 19th century, Canadian urban […]