Chicago Herald masthead, December 7, 1917. Aerial view of the damage to Halifax as a result of two ships colliding in the harbour (one filled with 3,000 tons of explosives). The city was destroyed in the world’s biggest explosion until the advent of nuclear weapons. The explosion was followed by a tidal wave, city-wide fires … More Chicago Herald Tells All!
Babies whose mothers had not been located and children injured in the Halifax Explosion on Dec. 6, 1917, were cared for in the YMCA temporary hospital. It was for babies to be identified if their mothers were dead.
Soldiers engaged in rescue work after the explosion, Halifax, 1917.
These following images were all taken by Lt Victor Magnus a officer in the Royal Navy stationed in Halifax at the time of the explosion. The images show the moment two warships collided into each another in December 1917, triggering an explosion which killed nearly 2,000 people. Amateur photographer Victor, who was based in Halifax … More Images Captured By A Sailor!
Explosion aftermath: Halifax’s Exhibition Building. The final body from the explosion was found here in 1919.
A view across the devastation of Halifax two days after the explosion, looking toward the Dartmouth side of the harbour. Imo is visible aground on the far side of the harbour.
SS Imo aground on the Dartmouth side of the harbour after the Halifax explosion of December 6th 1917, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, which happened when SS Mont-Blanc , a French cargo ship laden with high explosives, collided with the Norwegian vessel SS Imo in the Narrows, a strait connecting the upper Halifax Harbour to Bedford Basin. All … More SS Imo
George Washington Gordon (October 5, 1836 – August 9, 1911) was a general of the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. After the war, he practiced law in Pulaski, Tennessee, where the Ku Klux Klan was formed. He became one of the Klan’s first members. In 1867, Gordon became the Klan’s first Grand Dragon … More
Charles-Geneviève-Louis-Auguste-André-Timothée d’Éon de Beaumont usually known as the Chevalier d’Éon, was a French diplomat, spy, freemason and soldier who fought in the Seven Years’ War. D’Éon had androgynous physical characteristics and natural abilities as a mimic, good features for a spy. D’Éon appeared publicly as a man and pursued masculine occupations for forty nine years, although … More Chevalier d’Eon, a Eighteenth Century Transgender Woman