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Dale Wilson has been a professional commercial and editorial photographer for more than 30 years, and a historic photography process volunteer at Dartmouth Heritage Museum. He is the only known photographer in Atlantic Canada making glass negatives and salted silver...
On this day in 1849, local portrait painter and daguerreotypist William Valentine died in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Valentine introduced the daguerreotype process to Halifax thus having the distinction as Nova Scotia’s first photographer, one of the first in Canada and...
On this day in 1914, Dartmouth native and journalist, Howard Cormack Wolfe sent this postcard to his mother to tell her that his battalion had departed Quebec City for Europe. Howard was part of the Canadian Expeditionary Forces’ 8th Battalion...
On this day in 1912, at 11:40 pm (ship’s time), the RMS Titanic struck an iceberg south of Newfoundland and by 2:20 am the next morning had sunk. At least 1,500 people lost their lives in the disaster. The impact...
On this day in 1804, Joseph Howe was born in Halifax. He was one of the most notable Nova Scotian political figures of the nineteenth century. He was a politician, public servant, journalist, and poet. In 1827, at the age...
Today marks the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Did you know that 338 people from Dartmouth served in the First World War? 337 men and 11 women. Of the 348 people from Dartmouth who served, how many...