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   A collection of old images from the past, some are dated and others are just old! If you would like to contribute to this page with some of your old favorites of the city you can contact us at Webmaster and we'll be glad to add them to this page.
   Images below were taken from the NB Heritage @ http://www.gnb.ca/scripts/culture/heritage/imgidsrch-e.idc?ID=0

Pleasure Craft, St. Martins - 1900
Pleasure craft, St. Martins. Isaac Erb, c. 1900 (PANB)
Beatty's Beach, Saint John - 1898
Beatty's Beach, Saint John. lsaac Erb, c. 1898 (PANB)
Market Slip at high tide - 1902
Market Slip at high tide, Saint John. Isaac Erb, c. 1902 (PANB).
Market Slip at low tide - 1902
Market Slip at low tide, Saint John. Isaac Erb, c. 1902 (PANB).
View from Chipman Hill - 1900
View from Chipman Hill, Saint John. Isaac Erb, c. 1900 (PANB)
Main Street, Saint John - 1900
Main Street, Saint John. Isaac Erb, c. 1900 (PANB)
Sportsman with Guides and caribou - 1887
Sportsman with Guides and caribou, New Brunswick. G.T. Taylor, c.1887 (PANB)
iew of Courtney Bay, showing several ships under construction, East Saint John - 1860
View of Courtney Bay, showing several ships under construction, East Saint John. G.T. Taylor, c. 1860 (PANB).
River music on the Saint John River - 1890
River music on the Saint John River. G.T. Taylor, c. 1890's (PANB).
A postcard of King Square dated 1909
A postcard of King Square dated 1909. Submitted by Bill Flynn
Dorchester St.-Saint John, new Brunswick
Dorchester Street - looking towards City Road Time Period unknown. Submitted by Roni Myers
CPR locomotive 634 Saint John, New Brunswick
CPR locomotive 634 is waiting to switch cars at Mills St. near Union Station in Saint John, circa 1900. The engine would also have been used to push freights and passenger trains westward up the grade along what is now Chesley Drive to the Reversing Falls railroad bridge. This photograph by Bryron Thomas from the collection of the late George Brown of West Saint John.
Lawton & Vassie, Saint John circa 1875
The Lawton & Vassie building stands in uptown Saint John circa 1875
Tuberculosis Hospital, Saint John East, circa 1949
An aerial view of the tuberculosis hospital in Saint John East is seen here circa 1949. This photo is from the private collection of R.E. Simpson.
Round House, Saint John circa 1860
This is a birds eye view of the Round House near Brook St. and Gilbert's Lane in saint John. The domed engine house was built by B.H. Crosby, and was completed in the summer of 1859. About a half-mile removed from the passenger station based at the foot of Dorchester St., it stood near present-day Haymarket Square and served the European & North american Railway, and its successor the Intercolonial, for 45 years before demolished in 1906. this photo comes from the George Taylor collection of the Provincial Archives of N.B.
The steamer "Star" in saint John, circa 1900
The steamer Star is seen here in Saint John Harbour, circa 1900. Built in Portland, Maine in 1873, the Star was added to the union S.S. Line in 1880. It ran on the St. John River and the Washademoak Lake. It was destroyed by fire of unknown origin in the early morning of Sept. 25, 1902 in Indiantown Harbour. The fire also destroyed the warehouse of P. Nase & Son, the machine shop of J. Fred Willamson and the Tapley Brothers Coal Sheds. At the time of the fire, the Star was operated by The People's Line S.S. Company. It was captained by J.E. Porter for many years. this photo is from the Richards Dufferin collection of the Provincial Archives of N.B.
CNR steam locomotive 5260 - 1950
It's around 1950 and CNR steam locomotive 5260 has just arrived at Union Station in Saint John with a passenger train from Moncton. The fireman is looking back out of the cab to get the brakeman's signal to pull ahead to take the engine to the roundhouse for turning. Byron Thomas, who contributed this photograph, remembers his father taking him down to the station to talk to the engineers and boosting him up into the cab for a look at the controls of such fire breathing giants or walking down the platform to the mail car to put a letter in through the mail slot on the car's side. Hockey players now ply the ground at Harbour Station where this once busy sector of Saint John's daily life ran its course. This photo is from the collection of Byron Thomas.
Sturgeon from the Saint John Harbour - 1960
Joey Osborne stands left of a 66-kilogram (146-pound) sturgeon ha and Sammy McGuire, right, caught at Saint John Harbour, cica 1960. The fish was sold to the R.E. Wilson fish plant at the foot of Bentley Street in Saint John for between six to eight cents a pound. This photo is from Joey Osborne.
Saint John Newspaper Printing Shop - 1899
Printers ply their trade at a Saint John newspaper printing shop, circa 1899. This photo is from the Miscellaneous Photographs collection of the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick.
Saint John Smoke Shop - 1899
Four men and a youth pose for this photograph in an uptown Saint John smoke shop, circa 1899. This photo is from the Miscellaneous Photographs collection of the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick.
The Hindenburg passes over the General Hosiptal in 1937
The germain zeppelin Hindenburg is seen here in May 1937 on its historic voyage en route to New York, passing through Saint John as it follows the coast. The old General Hosiptal can be seen in the foreground. The 242-metre (804-foot) dirigible, which was filled with 2.1 million cubic metres of hydrogen, exploded in the air above New Jersey May 6, 1937, killing 37 people, including 36 of the 97 people on board the air ship. This photgraph was taken from Mount Pleasant by Gladys Donovan.
Circus Parade up King St. 1895
A circus parade makes its way up King Street in Saint John, cira. 1895. This photo comes from the Saint John Steroscopes collection of the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick.

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