Nova Scotia Archives

'A Vision of Regeneration'

Argyle Street at the corner of George Street, Halifax, showing pine coffins supplied to Snow & Co., Undertakers, second building from right, for victims of the explosion


The Victoria School of Art and Design (at corner) was used to store coffins. Its principal, Arthur Lismer, drew and later published sketches of the disaster. Today the building houses the Five Fishermen Restaurant.

Date: December 1917

Photographer: W.G. MacLaughlan

Reference no.: Halifax Relief Commission Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 1976-166 no. 64 /  negative: N-4273