Nova Scotia Archives

'The Way We Were': Nova Scotia in Film, 1917-1957

Nova Scotia Archives Film Holdings Database

The Film Holdings Database presented here (and formerly known as 'Imageite' to researchers familiar with Nova Scotia Archives ) provides descriptions for 4948 discrete films held at Nova Scotia Archives . To narrow your search, use the Search Box to enter the name of a person, community or subject that interests you. Typical entries include information about the film format, filmmaker, and usually the date of production; a note on subject content; access information; and the Nova Scotia Archives Reference/Location Code. Additional production information, if readily available, has also been entered.



Halifax Explosion 1917
Date: 1917-1920
Format: 1 film reel (00:13:38 hrs.) : silent, b&w
Filmmaker: W.G. MacLaughlan

Note: Actual footage of the 1917 Explosion in Halifax, showing devastation and the relief effort, beginning with activities the day after the Explosion and following the reconstruction in the north end of Halifax, including the Hydrostone housing project.


Producer: W.G. MacLaughlan
Access: Open for consultation; in public domain.

Reference no.: W.G. MacLaughlan Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 1984-36 / Location no.: Fb 16 Duplication no.: Vc 12 Vh 50


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