Collection 2018-032 - Blair Morrow's Iron Bridges

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Blair Morrow's Iron Bridges

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    • 1975-1998 (Creation)
      Morrow, Blair

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    3 photograph albums (369 prints); 34 x 22 cm. or smaller.

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    C. Blair Morrow of Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia, was born 18 July 1937 to Bill and Florence Morrow in Prince Edward Island and grew up in Fairview subdivision of Halifax, NS. He married Lorraine Morrow and had 2 sons Kale and Robbie. He was employed in the road construction industry all his life, worked at various times with Warnock Hersey, SNC Lavalin, Jacques Whitford and Stantech, mostly on concrete supports for bridges. He enjoyed coaching hockey and baseball, researching genealogy and taking photographs of the iron bridges he worked on. He died 3 September 2016 in Lower Sackville, NS.

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    Collection consists mainly of photographic prints of iron and steel bridges on secondary highways and roads throughout rural Nova Scotia collected by or photographed by Blair Morrow. Also includes images of bridge plaques, damaged bridges, road construction workers, and asphalt-making machinery from companies such as Dillman Enterprises, Dexter Construction, K.C. MacPhee Construction, Cumberland Paving, Ocean Paving, Nova Construction and Warren Maritimes, among others. Photos are arranged in 3 albums: Album 1 “Bridges by County” is the largest and contains photographs of iron bridges arranged by county; Album 2 “Paving Companies’ Album” contains photographs of paving equipment, machinery and paved highways; Album 3 “Co-workers” contains photographs of co-workers Ross Crowdis, Buddy Dauphney, Hymie Fitzgerald, Joe Gallant, Don Jardine, Tom LeBlanc, Henry Martell, Rollie Mullin, and Johnnie White as well as some machinery.

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    Photographs removed from albums and placed in acid-free envelopes in album order, for preservation.

    Immediate source of acquisition

    Photographs acquired by Nova Scotia Archives in 2018 through private donation by Lorraine Morrow, widow of Blair Morrow.


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