The Beautiful South Shore of Nova Scotia


Margo Tassi, when settling her paternal grandmother’s estate in Brooklyn, New York, found a souvenir spoon and two souvenir view albums, which suggested that Rose Tassi traveled in Nova Scotia through the Annapolis Valley and along the South Shore. The view books were published by the Photogelatine Engraving Company, Ottawa. Although undated, one of them, The Beautiful South Shore of Nova Scotia, included images of the steamships Evangeline and Yarmouth, which began service from Yarmouth in 1927, whence the book’s publication might have been in the early 1930s. Its author, E. G. L. Wetmore, was a photographer and staff member of The Chronicle Herald and The Halifax Herald from 1923 until his death in 1964. You can view other photographs of Wetmore’s in the Wetmore Collection of the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, Halifax.

I thank Margo for allowing me to display Rose Tassi’s Nova Scotia view book, The Beautiful South Shore of Nova Scotia.

William Day (1 September 2014)