Hay making Fishing Waiting for ship on Jeddore wharf Sarah C. (Henderson) Siteman Shipbuilding John O. Siteman homestead Cows in front of Siteman home Anna "Myrtle" and  Lewis E. Siteman family Mrs. John Siteman with cow Newcombes, Sitemans, and Stoddards
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Accession number: 2013.066

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  • 1890-1969 (Creation)

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2287 photographs
425 negatives
1 folder of textual material

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Series forms part of the Annabel (Siteman) Ells fonds and consists of family photographs and negatives. Included are many photographs of the Ship Harbour area and its residents, particularly Annabel’s home there, both interior and exterior views, the landscape, gardens, her parents, herself, her husband Eddie, and the family’s animals. There are also many photographs of the places where Annabel lived in Halifax including both interior and exterior views, photographs from trips to Ontario and the United States and different locations in Nova Scotia including Peggy’s Cove, Berwick, Kingsport, and Toney River, Pictou Co. where Annabel’s mother was from. Also included are photographs of Eddie Ells and his first wife taken before and after their marriage as well as photographs with their family members in Kingsport where Eddie was from and in Prince Edward Island where his first wife Lillian Genge came from. There are also photographs of Annabel’s friends and colleagues including Peggy Richard Standring and the women who Annabel worked with at the Income Tax Office in Halifax as well as staff members of the Provincial Archives. Also included are a number of unidentified photographs of various people and locations, photographs of a flying club, tombstones, pet cemeteries, railway photographs, automobiles, activities, buildings, ships and other relatives and acquaintances of Annabel and Eddie Ells.

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Some photographs were unable to be removed from the cardboard backing of the albums they were in.

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  • English

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When possible, researchers are asked to view scanned versions of photographs to reduce handling of originals.

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The family papers and genealogy; newspaper clippings, extracts, and notes; and correspondence series also contain some photographs.


Photographs have been removed from albums and frames where possible and placed in protective sleeves. Many photographs of relevance to the Eastern Shore have been scanned into the photo database.

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