Gaelic street names in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, ca. 1962.

Gaelic street names in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, ca. 1962.

Wedding of Miss Mary Borden and Mr. Richard Tynes, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, ca. 1898.
The Atlantic Weekly for 18 June 1898 aptly described the wedding:
Promptly at 7.30 the party arrived in four carriages, each drawn by a pair of grays. Some five or six other carriages conveyed friends and relatives of the happy couple. Before entering the [Lake Baptist] church the participants and guests had a group photo taken. The bride looked charming attired in blue silk, with chiffron [sic] trimming, veil of orange blossoms, and hat to match. She was given away by her father, and as the couple entered the church the choir, under the leadership of James Tynes (of E.M. Walker’s staff), rendered appropriate music. The Misses Hannah and Lena Lee were bridesmaids dressed in white muslin and pink silk respectively, each carrying a bouquet, and presented a most becoming appearance. Willie Saunders and Charles Bowden assisted the groom. After the ceremony the happy couple, with about 100 guests, partook of a sumptuous, enjoyable supper at the residence of the bride’s perents [sic], and an enjoyable evening [was] spent.”

Wedding of Miss Mary Borden and Mr. Richard Tynes, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, ca. 1898.

The Atlantic Weekly for 18 June 1898 aptly described the wedding:

Promptly at 7.30 the party arrived in four carriages, each drawn by a pair of grays. Some five or six other carriages conveyed friends and relatives of the happy couple. Before entering the [Lake Baptist] church the participants and guests had a group photo taken. The bride looked charming attired in blue silk, with chiffron [sic] trimming, veil of orange blossoms, and hat to match. She was given away by her father, and as the couple entered the church the choir, under the leadership of James Tynes (of E.M. Walker’s staff), rendered appropriate music. The Misses Hannah and Lena Lee were bridesmaids dressed in white muslin and pink silk respectively, each carrying a bouquet, and presented a most becoming appearance. Willie Saunders and Charles Bowden assisted the groom. After the ceremony the happy couple, with about 100 guests, partook of a sumptuous, enjoyable supper at the residence of the bride’s perents [sic], and an enjoyable evening [was] spent.”
“Angus MacQuarrie - Angus the piper with his 89 year old pipes, Arisaig,” ca. 1930s.
Nova Scotia, Canada.

Angus MacQuarrie - Angus the piper with his 89 year old pipes, Arisaig,” ca. 1930s.

Nova Scotia, Canada.

Posing for photos along the historic Cabot Trail, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, ca. 1937.

Posing for photos along the historic Cabot Trail, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, ca. 1937.

Sharing the road along the Cabot Trail, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, ca. 1920s.

Sharing the road along the Cabot Trail, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, ca. 1920s.

Vintage Valentine.
Vintage Valentine.
Passport for Cato Ramsay to emigrate to Nova Scotia, ca. 1783.
This document demonstrates that black refugees behind British lines needed passports to escape from America after the War of Independence. Indeed, some without passports were returned to their place of origin, which meant a return to slavery. Also, it makes clear that Ramsay initiated his freedom by escaping to the British lines, which certainly put his life at risk.

Passport for Cato Ramsay to emigrate to Nova Scotia, ca. 1783.

This document demonstrates that black refugees behind British lines needed passports to escape from America after the War of Independence. Indeed, some without passports were returned to their place of origin, which meant a return to slavery. Also, it makes clear that Ramsay initiated his freedom by escaping to the British lines, which certainly put his life at risk.

Group in the cabin of a passenger ship, ca. 1900.

Gentleman of the Red Cap Showshoe Club, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, ca. 1890.

The Red Cap Snowshoe Club was established in 1874 to encourage a taste for the winter exercise sport of snowshoeing and snowshoe racing. The society would later amend its bylaws to include all winter sports activities. For this early group photo, the Notman Studio photographed each member individually and then constructed a large composite photograph of the entire club.