Women and girls with Brownie Cameras, c 1910

Women and girls with Brownie Cameras, c 1910. Courtesy of Antigonish Heritage Museum. Restoration: Anne Louise MacDonald Anne Louise MacDonald identified the camera held by the girl on the left as the Kodak No. 2, a folding pocket Brownie camera 1907; Middle: Kodak No. 2 Folding Autographic Brownie in case; Right: Kodak Brownie No. 2 […]

Cross-dressing c 1910

Cross-dressing c 1910. Courtesy of Antigonish Heritage Museum. Restoration: Betty Cameron The history of women’s right to ride a bike coincided with the modern women’s movement in the 19th century. In 1895, Frances Willard, the long time President of the early American Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU)and World’s WCTU wrote the book. How I Learned to […]

The Wild Geese. The parade of Mount St. Bernard Academy women, c1912

The Wild Geese. The parade of Mount St. Bernard Academy women. Only on Sundays and holidays were they allowed to walk into town, two by two, under close watch of the Sisters of the Congregation of Notre Dame (CND), c 1912. Courtesy of Bart Sears, C. J. MacGillivray album & Antigonish Heritage Museum. Restoration: Anne […]

A Bottle of My Own, c 1918

A Bottle of My Own, c 1918. Far left: Effie (Cross) Vincent (grandmother of Anne Marie Benoit, gg of Daniel Benoit). Courtesy of PomquetHéritage. Restoration: Jeff Parker.  

Spinning Frolic, Cloverville, Antigonish County, 1932

L-R Mamie Cashen, Mary Kate (Mrs. Walter) Grant, Mrs. A. G. Stronach, Annabell (Mrs. Angus) MacNeil, JunieCashen, Mary Jane (Mrs. Dan) MacLellan. Courtesy of Antigonish Heritage Museum. Restoration: Jeff Parker.   Stanley-Blackwell and MacLean (2004) capture the essence of the spinning frolic as a force for community health, and the overlaps among the social determinants […]