Remembering in black and white: Wartime photographs just released in Ingenium’s Digital Archives
On the occasion of Remembrance Day, Ingenium’s archivists would like to share some newly released photographs in the Digital Archives. The photographs were taken by Canadian National’s corporate photographers, and depict scenes on the homefront during the Second World War. There are images of crowds gathered around train cars to send off departing soldiers, and images showing returning soldiers being welcomed home. There are images depicting the chilling orderliness of Canada’s weaponry manufacturing, with line after line of shells produced for use overseas. The photographs bear witness to scale of war mobilization in Canada. They also show the resilience of those at home during the war years, and the hope embodied by the war brides who came to the country after Armistice. See the gallery below to view some of these images.