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Description found in Archives

Department of the Interior photographic records (Nova Scotia) [graphic material] : alpha-numerical series NS.

Sub-series consists of

Date(s)

1905-1931, predominant 1920-1931

Place of creation

Nova Scotia

446 photographs b&w : prints in albums 21 x 26 cm or smaller.
37 photographs b&w : mounted prints from disassembled albums 21 x 26 cm or smaller.
900 photographs b&w : loose prints 21 x 26 cm or smaller.
8 photographs b&w : interpositives 21 x 26 cm or smaller.
421 photographs b&w : nitrate and glass plate negatives 21 x 26 cm or smaller.
1977 photographs b&w. 21 x 26 cm or smaller.

Scope and content

Sub-series consists of photographs of Nova Scotia documenting the administration of public lands and development and conservation of their natural resources. The photographic sub-series was originally compiled from both federal and provincial sources including numerous sub-agencies and survey branches of the Department of the Interior. Photographs were also acquired from private sources and independent photographers from across Canada. The sub-series is organized alpha-numerically as follows. NS-1 series consists of photographs documenting agricultural prodution and development in Nova Scotia. Sources include the Trade and Commerce Branch of the Department of the Interior. Photos by Central Experimental Farm at Ottawa, Canadian Pacific Railway Company, John Woodruff and other sources. NS-2 series consists of photographs documenting forestry and forest reserves in Nova Scotia. Sources include the Forestry Services Branch of the Department of the Interior. Photos by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company and other sources. NS-3 series consists of photographs documenting mining production and development in Nova Scotia. Sources include the Mines Branch of the Department of the Interior. Photos of of trolley locamotives for hauling coal and other operations by the Collier Dominion Coal Company at Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. NS-4 series consists of photographs documenting fisheries reserves, developemt and production in Nova Scotia. Sources include the Trade and Commerce Branch of the Department of the Interior. Photos by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company, Canadian National Railway Company, H.W. Jones for the Tidal Survey and other sources. NS-5 series consists of photographs documenting wildlife reserves in Nova Scotia. No sources or photographers are indicated. NS-6 series consists of photograph documenting bird species in Nova Scotia. No sources or photographers are indicated. NS-7 series consists of one photograph of seasonal flower specimens in Nova Scotia. No source or photographer is indicated. NS-8 series consists of photographs documenting scenery across Nova Scotia. Sources include the National Parks Branch of the Department of the Interior. Photos by the Geological Survey of Canada, Canadian Pacific Railway Company, Canadian National Railway Company, Col. Caughtley M.P., H.W. Jones for the Tidal Survey, John Woodruff, Mr. McNutt, Mr. Yates (1925), Mr. Beck (1925) and other sources. NS-9 series consists of photographs documenting trade and export developent in Nova Scotia. Photos of the British Empire Steel Corporation at Sydney, Nova Scotia. Sources include the Trade and Commerce Branch of the Department of the Interior. Photos by John Woodruff and other sources. NS-11 series consists of photographs documenting hydro electric resources and development in Nova Scotia. Sources include the Water Power and Reclamation Branch of the Department of the Interior. Photos by the Dominion Water Power Company, Nova Scotia and other sources. NS-12 series consists of photographs documenting transportation networks, development and services accross Nova Scotia. Photos by the Nova Scotia Provincial Tourist Bureau, G.G. Ommaney for the Canadian Pacific Railway Company, Canadian National Railway Company and other sources. NS-13 series consists of photographs documenting aboriginal communities and culture in Nova Scotia. Photos from negatives at the Victoria Museum in Ottawa and other sources. NS-14 series consists of photographs documenting the development of schools and education in cities and towns across Nova Scotia. No sources or photographers are indicated. NS-15 series consists of photographs documenting churches in cities and towns across Nova Scotia. Photos by F.C. Garber, Col. Caughtley M.P. and other sources. NS-18 series consists of photographs documenting geological and topographical views of Nova Scotia. Sources include the Mines Branch of the Department of the Interior. Photos by the Geological Survey of Canada taken near Woodbine Nova Scotia. NS-19 series consists of photographs documenting scenes of recreation, sports and leisure in Nova Scotia. Sources include the National Parks Branch of the Department of the Interior. Photos by the Canadian Nationial Railway Company and other sources. NS-20 series consists of photographs documenting federal and municipal government buildings and facilities in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Photos by the Canadian Government Motion Picture Bureau and other sources. NS-21 series consists of photographs documenting cities and towns across British Columbia. Photos by the Canadian Paific Railway Company, Canadian National Railway Company, H.W. Jones from the Tidal Survey and other sources. NS-23 series consists of photographs documenting air views and photo-topographical mapping views across Nova Scotia. Photos by the Royal Canadian Air Force survey in collaboration with the Surveys Bureau of the Department of the Interior.

Graphic (photo)
90: Open
Box
from 07220 to 07222
96: Restrictions vary
Other accession no.
1987-116 DAP

Terms of use

Copyright expired.

Photocopy of original is available for consultation. FA-021 (Paper)

Original finding aid contains loose prints that have been withdrawn for preservation purposes and is located in photo accession 1987-116. FA-021 (Other)

Additional information

Textual references to photography are noted in the Department of the Interior annual reports ca. 1905-1931.

Custodial history
Sub-series of photographs from photo accession 1936-271 previously acquired and managed by one branch of the Department of the Interior, the Natural Resources Intelligence Branch ca. 1917-1922. In 1922 the name was changed to the Natural Resources Intelligence Service. The branch operated as a central agency with the purpose of classifying and disseminating documentation concerning Canada's natural resources and industry development. This organization was renamed the National Development Bureau in 1929, continuing to maintain and update a comprehensive photograph and lantern slide library containing views of Canada's geography, development and tourism. Upon the closure of the National Development Bureau in 1933, the collections were transferred to other agencies operating within the Department in addition to external federal agencies including the Department of Mines and Resources, Department of Trade and Commerce and the Tourism Board. This sub-series of photographs was transferred to the National Archives in 1936. Duplicates and some loose prints have been segregated from the acquired collection.

Alpha-numeric note
The complete alpha-numeric index to the photographic records of the Departent of the Interior is located in FA-021 and in the photo accession file for 1936-271.

Subject heading

Government

Related control no.

1936-271 NPC