American Red Cross taking injured to the hospital after the terrible explosion at Halifax, N.S. 1917

Title

American Red Cross taking injured to the hospital after the terrible explosion at Halifax, N.S. 1917

Description

On December 1917, the Norwegian vessel SS Imo collided with the SS Mont-Blanc, a French cargo ship carrying explosives, of the coast of Halifax, Nova Scotia. The resulting blast and the tsunami that followed killed some 2,000 people, injured thousands more, and destroyed the entire northern section of Halifix.

This photograph shows American Red Cross workers, who came from Boston, taking injured people to the hospital. Many of the injuries sustained were the result of shattered glass and other debris.

Creator

American National Red Cross

Source

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Collection

Date

[December] 1917

Contributor

Sophie Stonelake

Format

5x7 glass negative, black and white image

Coverage

1900-1999

Original Format

photo

Physical Dimensions

5x7

Files

american red cross in halifax.jpg

Citation

American National Red Cross , “American Red Cross taking injured to the hospital after the terrible explosion at Halifax, N.S. 1917,” Disaster History Archive, accessed November 20, 2019, http://disasterhistoryarchive.cynthiakierner.org/items/show/77.

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