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Robertson Store - Maritime Museum - Halifax

Robertson Store - Maritime Museum - Halifax

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Robertson Store - Maritime Museum - Halifax

Robertson Store is the land-side focal point of the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.  In many ways William Robertson & Sons Limited operated a living museum here well before the occupancy of the present cultural tenants. The ships chandlery and warehouse on this site dates from at least 1840, and a substantial brick warehouse was raised here in the boom year of 1847. Prosperity encouraged the Robertson’s to acquire more and more of the wharf buildings over the years, and to enhance the wooden store with brick facing in 1899 as a salute to the coming century.  While the business expanded, reaching seafarers throughout Nova Scotia through the company’s traveling representatives, the management style and atmosphere of the Robertson chandlery remained much the same right up to the modern era.  In 1976 Robertson and Son Ltd. closed its doors on a much-transformed world; two years later the Museum reopened those doors for us to look back in time.

Original Pen and Ink on archival paper. Double matted and framed to 14” x 16”

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