"Over the years, [Margaret] Perry's work at the [Nova Scotia] Film Bureau was done for various government departments, but the primary focus and intent was always the promotion of tourism and industrial development in Nova Scotia. This dual purpose—to promote tourism with images of pristine landscape while depicting Nova Scotia as integrated into the technological flux of modern life—creates a consistent and interesting tension within the films, between images evoking an anti-modern culture amidst natural splendor, and those that glorify relentless industrial progress."
-- Darrell Varga
Varga, Darrell. "'The Way We Were': Nova Scotia in Film, 1917-1957: Margaret Perry and the Nova Scotia Film Bureau." Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management. http://gov.ns.ca/nsarm/virtual/nsfilm/perry.asp?Language=English.