This item is a framed painting of Gannet Rock Lighthouse. It is painted with oil paint on Mason Board. The image shows the black and white vertical striped lighthouse and the white with red trim keeper house and outer building. Also visible are the rocks the lighthouse sits on and the walkway to the landing area with the hoist for landing supplies.
Item is an envelope addressed to Mr. John. B. Alward, Wood Point, NB, sent from Murray & Company Pictures and Frames, stamped “Port Elgin, AU 25 09”. Inside is a piece of black carbon paper with gold etching, which reads, “In Fond Remembrance of our Dear Ones”, and then lists the death dates of the following individuals: Lucinda Alward (51 years), Emerson Alward (15 years), Frank O. Alward (8 months), Lillian S. Wry (1 year 6 months), Myrtle L. Wry. (2 years 6 months)
This item is a painting of the lighthouse keepers house on Seal Island, NB. The painting shows a storey and a half white house with a black roof. There is a veranda on the front of the house. The house has 2 chimneys. The house sits on green grass with a blue ocean in the background and land on the distant horizon. Hand written on the back of the painting is "Olsen, Grand Manan, NB, Seal Island house" and "1957 H.C.M." There is a white typed label on the back as well reading: 70. Morgan, Tom, Lighthouse Keeper's House, oil on fiberboard, 12 x 15, 1930's, loaned by Mr. Herb Macaulay". This numbered tag is similar to other tags we have seen from art shows held on the island or from the early years of the Grand Manan Museum. The "1957 H.C.M." could be Herb Macaulay loaning it in 1957 before the tag was attached but this date pre-dates the museum by 8 years.
This item is a framed color print of the "Arrival of S.S. 'Britannia' in Halifax Harbour,,, July 17 1840 Inaugurating the first regular Steamship service across the Atlantic". These words are written along the bottom of the image but do not appear to be on the color print. The image shows the ship hauling in her sails as she approaches the pier filled with people dressed in fancy clothes , wearing top hats and fancy bonnets. This appears to be a print of a watercolor. The frame is painting with a gold metallic paint and has a glass front. Information pages from Wikipedia about the Britannia are in the finding aid.
This object is an enlarged sepia photo of the northern shoreline on Grand Manan Island, NB. The image shows a man standing on a point of land and a dory on the rocks near him. He is standing at the base of the rock formation called "Seven Days Work". In the background, you can see "Ashburton Head" and "Buttermilk Rock".