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British flags and bunting are draped over the Capital Building on Barrington Street to make the Royal Visit on 15 June 1939.

Tom Connors Nova Scotia Archives accession 1987-218 no. 720 & On This Spot Enterprises

Men on horseback on Grand Parade in front of Halifax's City Hall.

Halifax Relief Commission Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 1976-166 no. 64 & On This Spot Enterprises

Coffins stacked outside the Snow and Co. undertakers on Argyle Street in preparation to receive the dead in the aftermath of the Halifax Explosion.

R.V. Harris Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 1992-415 no. 5 & On This Spot Enterprises

Members of Halifax's police department pose for a photo on the Grand Parade after a day of first aid training.

Nova Scotia Archives Photo Drawer - People - Macdonald, Angus L. - Funeral & On This Spot Enterprises

Pallbearers carry the casket of Premier Angus L. Macdonald out of St. Mary's Cathedral where it had been lying in state.

W. Chase Nova Scotia Archives no. 8 / neg. no.: N-9491 & On This Spot Enterprises

The inauguration of the Welsford-Parker Monument at the Old Burying Ground which commemorates Captain William Parker and Major Augustus Welsford, Nova Scotians who died in the Crimean War. The war fought in Russia between 1854 and 1856. This is one of the earliest photographs taken outdoors in Halifax that has survived to this day.

Halifax School for the Blind Nova Scotia Archives Album 83, page 10, photo 2 & On This Spot Enterprises

A view down Barrington Street at the intersection of Prince Street.

Nathaniel N. Morse Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 1989-298 / negative: N-7079 & On This Spot Enterprises

American relief workers, likely members of Harvard's medical team, pose for a photo outside the American relief hospital in the aftermath of the Halifax explosion. The hospital was located at Spring Garden Road and Queen Street, and the Nova Scotia Technical College can be seen in the background.

Robert Norwood Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 1987-481 no. 277-88 & On This Spot Enterprises

Boy scouts parade down Barrington Street to mark a royal visit by King George and Queen Elizabeth.

W.R. MacAskill Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 1987-453 no. 4230 & On This Spot Enterprises

A streetcar trundles down busy Barrington Street, one of 59 such Birney trams servicing Halifax around the time.

Robert S. Low Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 1992-524 & On This Spot Enterprises

Children make the most of a horrible winter by tobogganing down Halifax Street just after the Halifax Explosion.

J.F. Rogers Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 1995-370 no. 38 & On This Spot Enterprises

Members of the Canadian Women's Auxiliary Corps stand at attention in the Grand Parade in front of City Hall.

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