Sun soaked Games a success on the field (Excerpt)

Published in The Casket,  July 17, 2014 Richard MacKenzie, http://www.thecasket.ca/archives/39717 (Excerpt) New to this year’s Games was a tent set-up by Art Health Antigonish [AHA] which displayed their vintage photo project. “We have Highland Games photos but we have everything,” Dorothy Lander, project leader along with John Graham-Pole, said. “I think our earliest photo is […]

Highland Games, multicultural float, c 1970

Highland Games, multicultural float, c 1970. Courtesy of The Casket. Restoration: Anne Louise MacDonald The Gaelic translation (via Catriona Parsons to Jocelyn Gillis): For the glory of God and the good of all humankind.

Condensed Milk Factory, Main Street, early 1900s

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.”  

Old St. Ninian’s church on Main Street, 1902

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 […]

Morrison Boys School, 1919

Morrison Boys School, 1919, featured in the Casket June 26, 1919, to illustrate Closing Exercises. Photo courtesy of Antigonish Heritage Museum. Restoration: Anne Louise MacDonald. This photo is not the first photo of Antigonish in The Casket but it stands out as it is one of earliest to use a photo to illustrate and amplify […]