Item 77-1088-1222 - Crowd Awaiting the Model Coal Mine, Province of Nova Scotia Exhibit

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Crowd Awaiting the Model Coal Mine, Province of Nova Scotia Exhibit

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CA BI 77-1088-1222

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  • 1936 (Creation)

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1 photograph : b&w ; 25.5cm x 20.5cm

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360,000 people passed through the model coal mine during the 2 weeks it was shown. The record crowd was 55,000 people who came on Labour Day, September 7, 1936.

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Item is a photograph of the crowd waiting to enter the model coal mine at the Province of Nova Scotia Exhibit, Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto that ran August 28 - September 12, 1936. This picture was taken from the reception room, looking towards the entrance of the building. On the left in the photograph is the Fisheries Exhibit.

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    Photograph was donated to the Beaton Institute Archives by Michael Dwyer.

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    Photograph credited to Alexandra Studio, Toronto (News Photos for News Papers).

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