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Halifax harbor 3 days after explosion.

 Digital Image
Identifier: 2001.073.1.075
Halifax harbor 3 days after explosion.


  • 1917


This photograph depicts one of the vessels damaged in the Halifax Harbor three days after an explosion, December 1917. Title taken from description on back.

Biographical / Historical

On the morning of 6 December 1917, the French Cargo ship Mont-Blanc packed with high explosives collided with the Norwegian vessel SS Imo in Halifax Harbour to Bedford Basin. The resulting explosion killed approximately 2,000 people and an estimated 9,000 others were injured.


1 photographic_print : Black and white photo-postcard, trimmed ; 105 KB

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Part of the The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections & University Archives Repository

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