Nova Scotia Archives

Men in the Mines

A History of Mining Activity in Nova Scotia, 1720-1992


"Draegermen, Stellarton"

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Clara Dennis wrote in More About Nova Scotia (Toronto, 1937), page 194: "This is what it means to be a draegerman - ready at any moment to walk with death on entering a mine where fire, explosion, flood or cave-in has occurred."

Date: 1930s

Photographer: Clara Dennis

Reference no.: Clara Dennis  Nova Scotia Archives  no. 202