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Loading Bell Island iron ore, ca. 1930
Loading Bell Island iron ore, ca. 1930

An unidentified vessel docked at Scotia Pier accepts a shipment of iron ore from the Bell Island mine. The mine, which exported large quantities of iron ore to Germany during the 1920s, was one of the few bright spots in Newfoundland and Labrador's struggling economy during the years leading up to the Great Depression.

Photographer unknown. Reproduced by permission of the Archives and Manuscripts Division (Coll. 137 10.13.001), Queen Elizabeth II Library, Memorial University, St. John’s, NL.
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