National Geographic : 1940 May
Photograph by Andrew H. Brown LIKE A LEAF ON A BREEZE, THIS ONE-TON ANCHOR SHANK WAS BLOWN THREE MILES BY THE HALIFAX EXPLOSION In woods above the North West Arm lies this ponderous proof of the terrific force of the TNT explosion of 1917, when an ammunition ship was rammed in Halifax Harbour. Fire set off a devastating blast which killed almost 2,000 persons, wounded 6,000, and flattened a whole section of the city (page 599). Photograph byRobert Bendick THREE LITTLE GIRLSFROM CHETICAMP, CAPE BRETON ISLAND, FIND PULLING WOOL ASOFT JOB Tousle-headed French Acadian youngsters pull out the raw wool byhand, after it is washed, to alignthe fibers roughly before they are carded. Hanks of the bright-colored, hand-spun yarn liebeside abox containing balls ofthe fluffy stuff from which are made the finehooked rugs ofthe region (page 613).