John and Beatrice Alley photograph collection

Melville Island Fire and crowd at [Bishop St.] Procession on unidentified [Halifax] street Crowds watching military event on Barrington St. near  Bishop St. Fire in residential area Four-masted sailing ship [Boy Scouts] in Grand Parade Ship launch Pipe and drum band in street Soldiers and civilians gathered in a park/field
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John and Beatrice Alley photograph collection

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  • [189- to 192-] (Creation)

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ca. 90 photographs: prints and negatives

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Collection consists of black and white photographs of the Halifax area taken by John and Beatrice Alley. Events include royal visits, ship launchings, parades, military reenactiments, fires, and show the harbour, Grand Parade, Barrington Street, North West Arm.

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Donated by Winnifred Alley (granddaughter) in 2007


Some photographs had numbers written on the back that have been used to order the photographs. Images without numbers were assigned numbers 100, 101, etc.

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