MacEdward Leach and the Songs of Atlantic Canada

Photograph Index

Photos from the Leach Collection

The exact provenance of all these pictures is unclear. Some were taken by a friend traveling with the Leaches, some were acquired through the Newfoundland government to illustrate Folk Ballads and Songs of the Labrador Coast. With few exceptions, we have not been able to track down the locations and the people depicted (save for Dr. and Mrs. Leach, of course). However, they were all in Leach's possession at the time of his death, and constituted part of his collection of Newfoundland materials.

 

P10701

Leach and two people at door with pets

 

P10703

Landscape with houses

 

P10704

Schooner

 

P10717

A rocky spot

 

P10741

Wharf at Tors Cove

 

P10757

Woman in doorway with dog

 

P10760

Leach fishing

 

P10761

Leach's wife with spinning wheel

 

P10763

Leach in woods

 

P10765b

Leach reclines

 

P10769

Leach using scythe

 

P10776a

Iceberg

 

P10779

Men on boat

 

P10788

Boats

 

Cape Breton pictures by Stacey MacLean

All pictures were taken by Leach website team member Stacey MacLean and do not comprise a part of the Leach collection.

 

10

Benacadie Glen English/Gaelic sign

 

16

Looking over the Bras d'Or from Castlebay

 

23

Lake Ainslie

 

27

Church, Lake Ainslie

 

31

Head, Lake Ainslie

 

33

Margaree River tributary in Piper's Glen

 

39

Inverness beach

 

44

Inverness town

 

49

View from Hillsdale, looking south over the Judique banks with mainland Nova Scotia in the distance

 

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ingonishhills2

Cape Breton, North Shore

 

inverlochy_castle

Inverlochy Castle

 

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Iona

 

marg1

Margaree Valley

 

milling

 

 

northshore

 

 

nrdunvegan

 

 

stanns

 

 

wreckcove

 

 

Cape Broyle Pictures from Carolyn Hawkins

The following pictures are from the personal collection of Carolyn Hawkins, who works at Graphic Services, Memorial University of Newfoundland. She is the granddaughter of Leach informant Monica Rossiter.

  BDuggan_01

Patrick and Bridget Duggan (Joan Dalton)

  CapeBroyle

A view of Cape Broyle. The Rice and Kent homes are to the left

 

Jim-OBrien_02

Jimmy O'Brien and wife Mary Margaret (Joan Dalton)

 

Monica&MatthewRossiter

The 61st wedding anniversary of Monica and Matthew Rossiter

 

Ned&MatildaRice

A young Ned Rice with his mother, Matilda (wife of Jim Rice)

  olderJimRice

Jim Rice home in Cape Broyle

 

olderMikeKent

Mike Kent

 

partyatNeds

A "kitchen party" at Ned Rice's house

 

webpoem

A poem by Glenda Johns (Carolyn's sister and great-niece to Ned Rice) and a painting by Carolyn depicting Ned Rice's house

 

youngMonicaRossiter

Monica Rice (soon to be Rossiter) at right with an unidentified friend, taken while Monica was working for a Mrs. Vaughn of Bond Street, St. John's.

 

Additional Photographs

To supplement the photographs within the Leach collection, we have managed to unearth some additional photgraphs. They remain the property of their respective owners, and are used with their permission.

 

angusrmacdonald

Photo from Songs Remembered in Exile. Used with permission of Margaret Faye Shaw.

 

flatrock2

Flatrock, Newfoundland (Beverley Diamond)

 

burkesong2

Cover of Burke's Popular Songs

 

calvert

Calvert, ca. 1974 (Gerald Pocius)

 

car-and-kerr

Alexander Kerr (right) with Hector Carmichael (Ronald Caplan)

 

carr1

Hector Carmichael ca. 1975 (Ronald Caplan)

 

cpatterson

L-R Lucy (daughter), Catherine Patterson (mother), Bessie MacKenzie (daughter). Benacadie Glen. 1960s (Edward and Lisa MacDougall of Christmas Island, Cape Breton)

 

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The Leach Project Team (Richard Stoker)

 

flatrock2

Flatrock, Newfoundland (Beverley Diamond)

  kenthouse The home of Mike Kent (Cape Broyle) 1997 (Anna Kearney Guigné)
 

kerr1

Milling Frolic on the North Shore, Cape Breton (Ronald Kaplan)

 

lauchiemaclellan

Lauchie MacLellan (John Gibson)

 

ledwell

Vincent Ledwell and his wife, Monica O'Grady, ca 1975 (Gerald Pocius)

 

mal

Malcolm Angus MacLeod with Scythe (Ronald Caplan)

 

mercer2

Cover of Mercer's Newfoundland Songs and Ballads in Print (Memorial University of Newfoundland Folklore and Language Publications)

 

michael

Mr. and Mrs. Michael S. MacNeil. Photo from Songs Remembered in Exile (Margaret Faye Shaw)

 

peacock2

Cover of Peacock's Songs of the Newfoundland Outports (National Museum of Civilization)

 

pouchcove2

Pouch Cove (Beverley Diamond)

  ricehouse The home of Jim Rice (Cape Broyle) 1997 (Anna Kearney Guigné)
 

taft2

Cover of Taft's Regional Discography of Newfoundland and Labrador, 1904-1972 (Memorial University of Newfoundland Folklore and Language Publications)

 

tour_ray

Beach at Cape Ray (Jim Cornish)