Cienciva family fonds

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Cienciva family fonds

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  • 1891-[1930] (Creation)
    Cienciva Family

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9 photographs
5 negative strips
I proof sheet

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John Joseph Cienciva, a Lunenburg County master mariner, was born in 1898. In 1931 he married Beulah Elizabeth Mader, who was born at Mahone Bay in 1901. A graduate of the Halifax Conservatory of Music, Beulah was a music teacher. The couple had no children. John died in 1973. Beulah died in 1995. They are buried in Mahone Bay.

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The photographs were loaned for copying to the Mahone Bay Museum in 1998 by Kerry Eisenhauer (accessions,, MBSM-12-1).

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Fonds consists of copy prints of images of Mahone Bay area picnics, the Cienciva home, various town views, the Maritime Manufacturing plant in Mader’s Cove, and Trinity United Church.

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