In the Years of the Great War


The photograph albums in the archives of the Yarmouth County Museum and Archives (YCMA) usually feature an individual or family; but albums 15 and 68 are unusual in that their photographs record how the community of Yarmouth responded to the social stresses that arose after the Great War began, ninety-nine years ago, on 28 July 1914. Eighteen of the images below are from these albums.

References and Notes

    [1] Eric Ruff and Laura H. Bradley, Historic Yarmouth: Town and Country. Nimbus Publishing Ltd, Halifax, and Yarmouth County Museum, Yarmouth, 1997. 118 pp..

    [2] I thank Jamie Serran, Archivist of the Yarmouth County Museum and Archives, for providing access to these images. David Darby, Curator of the Firefighters’ Museum of Nova Scotia, and Marshall Moses helped me to understand many of the images of demonstrations or parades.

William Day (1 August 2013)