Rev. Louis Arthur Venedam (1899-1958) with nieces and nephews, children of Arthur H. & Rachael (Venedam) Benoit, Pomquet, c 1950s. L-R: Delores Ann, Charles, Arteen, Rachael, Arthur, Jacques. He served with Scarboro Fathers Mission in China 1938-1954. Courtesy of PomquetHéritage. Restoration: Anne Louise MacDonald. Fr. Venedam first went to China in October 1931 as part […]
Arthur Venedam, First Communion, Ste. Croix Church, Pomquet, 1955. Courtesy of Arthur Venedam. Restoration: Jeff Parker.
Ste. Croix Eglise, Pomquet, early 1900s, the oldest known photo of the church. Courtesy of PomquetHéritage. Restoration: Betty Cameron
St. James United Church (formerly St. James Presbyterian), from The Chronicle Herald, no. 17, 1955, p. 3. Courtesy of Nova Scotia Archives. NS Bureau of Information, No. 3944.
Joe Landry and Angelique Vincent Cross, Feast of St. Anne, at St. Anne’s Church, Summerside, near Bayfield, 1910. Courtesy of PomquetHéritage. Restoration: Jeff Parker. The Acadians and the Mi’kmaq would celebrate the Feast of Saint Anne (July 26) together at Summerside. Antigonish County. Saint Anne was the patron saint of the Mi’kmaq and the clans […]
Gathering for a funeral procession, 1910. Thomas Brothers, Marshall on white horse. Courtesy of Oona Landry. Restoration: Anne Louise MacDonald Cross-referencing this photo to the one on page 197 in Dr. Pat Walsh’s (1989) book, The History of Antigonish, raises a few questions about the notation from Mary Landry that this was Bishop Cameron’s funeral. […]
Old St. Ninian’s church on Main Street, StFX first buildings in the distance, the first photo of Antigonish to appear in The Casket June 26, 1902. Courtesy of Antigonish Heritage Museum. Restoration: Anne Louise MacDonald This photo appeared in the Jubilee edition of the Casket (established 1852) predating photojournalism, as it has no reference to […]
St. Paul’s Anglican Church Choir, c 1900. Photographer: Waldren Studios. Restoration: Jeff Parker. Courtesy of Dalhousie University Archives, Waldren Studios Collection