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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Edith Fenton

Edith Fenton, 1942

An update on the 1917 Halifax Explosion. A new eight minute animation about the disaster called “The Flying Sailor,” from Oscar-nominated directors Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby, and via the National Film Board of Canada,  has been released on The New Yorker’s video channel.

A relative of Miss A. Edith Fenton (1893-1974) recently shared her portrait, and her fascinating story. Mr. Fenton told us: “For her work as a nurse in Halifax, including during the aftermath of the Halifax Explosion in 1917 (still the largest conventional weapon explosion in history) that wiped out a portion of the city, and as head of nursing for St. John Ambulance in Canada, she received the King’s Silver Jubilee Medal in 1935, the MBE in 1942, and in 1947 the King made her a member of the Royal Order of St. John.”

Our respect goes to Mr. Fenton working to maintain his great aunt’s legacy.