Nova Scotia Archives

Halifax and Its People / 1749-1999

Charlie Symonds, a Cooper in Upper Hammonds Plains, 1949

The cooperage shop is behind Mr. Symonds. Charlie made this pickerel barrel in approximately 30 minutes and received $ .30 for his labour. After the 'bung' was bored in the side, he blew into it; his breath returning against his face indicated that the barrel was watertight.

Photographer: C. R. Brookbank

Date: July 1949

Reference: Library Nova Scotia Archives  HT431 B871 A259  / negative: N-6940

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