Nova Scotia Archives

Gone but Never Forgotten

Bob Brooks' Photographic Portrait of Africville in the 1960s


About 15 Africville houses, with a well and nearby sign reading, "Please boil this water before drinking and cooking"

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Africville residents did not receive the water and sewer services provided to other Halifax residents. For their water supply, they relied upon an assortment of wells.

Date: ca. 1965

Format: Black and white negative, contact print; copy print available.

Photographer: Bob Brooks

Reference no.: Bob Brooks Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 1989-468 vol. 16 / negative sheet 6 image 31