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Gone but Never Forgotten

Bob Brooks' Photographic Portrait of Africville in the 1960s

Two boys lifting the cover of a well, Africville, with nearby sign reading, "Please boil this water before drinking and cooking"

Africville residents did not receive the water and sewer services provided to other Halifax residents. For their water supply, they relied upon an assortment of wells.

Date: ca. 1965

Format: Black and white negative, contact print; copy print available.

Photographer: Bob Brooks

Reference: Bob Brooks Nova Scotia Archives 1989-468 vol. 16 / negative sheet 4 image 33

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