Nova Scotia Archives

Gone but Never Forgotten

Bob Brooks' Photographic Portrait of Africville in the 1960s


Boys beside Canadian National railcar, Africville, with "Please boil this water before drinking and cooking" sign in foreground

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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 18 image 37