Collection MG61 - Grand Manan Unidentified Photos Collection

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Grand Manan Unidentified Photos Collection

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  • [ca. 1960] - (Collection)
    Grand Manan Archives
  • 1870-1970 (Creation)

Physical description

More than 550 photographs

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Custodial history

Some of the photographs in this collections were donated to the Museum and have been placed in the Archives for storage. Other photos have been donated directly to the Archives. The origin of some of the photos is known but others were left with no donor name. Some boxes of photos were found on the side of the public dump.

In the summer of 2000, this collection was publicly displayed in hopes that some photographs would be identified. Only 24 of 550 images were successfully identified. At the same time, it was recognized that many did not originate on the Island but had been sent back by former residents who had moved away.

Scope and content

This collection contains tintypes, dating from 1875 to 1920. It also contains many studio photographs mounted on cardboard and prints on photographic paper. There are also photo albums that have tintypes and mounted photos. Many of the images are scenes of Grand Manan Island.

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Photos are arranged in series by their donator if known. The photos from one album are a series. All loose photos are grouped by male, female, children.

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A listing of the photos with a description of each is available upon request.

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Identified photos will be added to the Identified Photo Collection unless they are contained in an album.

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More accrurals will be added as donated.

General note

This collection of photographs was assembled by the staff of the Grand Manan Archives and the Grand Manan Museum as a means of preserving old and interesting photographs from Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick of which the subject cannot be identified. The collection was begun around 1960.

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