Painting showing an active winter community scene.

Joseph Purcell’s painting of Goldenville depicts the town’s saloons, hotel and temperance society hall. Despite the drinking, this district was the highest producer of all gold districts with 210,152 ounces mined between 1862 and 1960.

Joseph Purcell
c. 1986
Goldenville, Nova Scotia, CANADA
oil on canvas
Nova Scotia Museum of Industry, I95.86.7.
© 2013, Nova Scotia Museum of Industry. All Rights Reserved.

Teachers' Centre Home Page | Find Learning Resources & Lesson Plans