PHOTOS

from

ONE HUNDRED

years ago

The Albert Blood Collection

Below is a selection of photos taken by Albert (Bert) Blood from approximately 1916 to the early 20s of the Blood family’s “Broughton Farm” and other Lantzville locations, events and people.

Bert Blood on the farmhouse veranda
Bert Blood on the farmhouse veranda
Beauty
Beauty
Amy, Doug and Stella Blood
Amy, Doug and Stella Blood

Albert used a Kodak “autographic”bellows camera that used 116 film. The camera was introduced in 1914 and used extensively in the WW1 era.
 

Broughton Farm was located on both sides of Bloods Creek and Dickinson Rd between what is now Myron Rd and a line approximately 1,000 ft east of the creek. The farm buildings were located near the beach east of modern Myron Rd which was where the property line between the Blood’s farm and the Lantzville Mine workings was located. The farm looks quite bucolic in Bert’s photos but in some, the mine buildings and wharf can be seen. Bert, his sister Stella and their brother Doug all worked on the farm and both brothers also worked at the coalmine. Bert’s photo album is still in the possession of descendants living on part of the old property.
 

Brian Blood, Lantzville Historical Society

Stella Blood with lamb
Stella Blood with lamb
The creek mouth
The creek mouth
Tug and scow leaving Lantzville Mine  ci
Tug and scow leaving Lantzville Mine ci

The old Kodak that took these photos

Pansy
Pansy
Old road through Lantzville
Old road through Lantzville

The Robinson place with the Blood's east

Oat crop in field that became Shoregrove Resort

Shack in the bay on Maude Island

Stella Blood at Blood farmhouse

Stella Blood haying
Stella Blood haying

Stella Blood harvesting damsen's

Stella Blood delivering milk
Stella Blood delivering milk

Stella Blood with grouse and shotgun

Stella Blood in farmhouse kitchen

Livestock grazing
Livestock grazing
Kenny Schook
Kenny Schook

Local kids on ice of flooded fields in winter