Images of New Brunswick
online at the
Provincial Archives of New Brunswick
Gram kept her photo albums and mounted pictures
in a box under the bed in the spare room. Whenever a group of friends or
relatives gathered in the kitchen, the box was sure to make its appearance
and would quickly become the center of attention. Although most of the logging
pictures had been taken in the 1920's, the men usually showed a great interest
in identifying the members of the crew and even went on to discuss the teams
of horses. The photos of school closings, church picnics, family gatherings
and weddings of years long gone brought forth memories from the ladies and
stimulated many a conversation.
The Provincial Archives of New Brunswick is certainly getting its share
of visitors gathering around the computer, looking at the more than two thousand
historical images that have been placed on their website at http://archives.gnb.ca/.
One of the oldest dated photos was taken in 1863 in the cemetery at Fredericton
at the funeral of Captain Hawkins of the 1/15th Regiment.
One hundred and two years ago, on 01 July 1901, a picture was taken of the
opening of the bridge at Hartland - this was before the structure was
The Imperial Oil wagon in front of The Exchange Hotel, Florenceville (1910)
shows the early way oil products were delivered.
The 1905 Village Square in Hampton and the group of people gathered in front
of the Hampton Village School (1900) will probably create lots of discussion
for folk with roots in that area.
I wonder if anyone will be able to name the men who are waiting to unload
their cream at the Havelock Cheese factory?
There are many school pictures, including Loggieville, Ketepec (1916), Newcastle
Bridge (1915), Staples Settlement, Carters Point, Dickie Mountain (1924),
Mouth of Keswick and the 1927 grade 3 and 4 class at St. Andrews.
The little boy with the crew at King's Coal Mine, Minto (1914) certainly
seemed happy to have his picture taken.
Two very interesting photos of Norton, show Captain John Smith at the stage
stop (1905) and the J.C. Lauchery and Sons hotel.
If you are interested in finding pictures of moose, you will be amused at
the ones found: A friendly cow moose makes a call at Ridgewood Golf
and County Club, South Bay; Patients and moose at the New Brunswick Military
Hospital; A team of moose in harness, pulling a cart;
Frederick Conell, guide who took two pair of moose to Newfoundland in 1903
and "Sunny Jim", the moose, at three weeks, in front of Bishop's Livery Stable.
Two thousand images were randomly selected to cover most areas of
New Brunswick. They are from the thousands and thousands of images from over
five hundred collections at the New Brunswick Provincial Archives. The earliest
ones are from the 1860's with the bulk being turn of the century and some
up to the 1970's. More will be added as they are digitized.
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Lincoln - Chase: The death certificate of Lemuel Lester
Lincoln, who was born in1826 in St. Thomas, Elgin County, Ontario, states
his father was Kenyon Lincoln born 1790-1800 in Connecticut. Lots and concessions
in that area of Ontario were previously settled by Lemuel Lincoln, the loyalist
who first settled in New Brunswick after the Revolutionary War and was married
to Isabelle Chase, daughter of Loyalist Walter Chase. We need help in connecting
the Lincoln families.
Alice Greenfield, P.O. Box 637, Lotus, California, USA, 95651. E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org