Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Below: drawings on Duralar, done while in Newfoundland or immediately thereafter. The drawing of the wolves has a painted inset, depicting the government resettlement of Newfoundlanders living in villages with “No Great Future.” These homesteads were too far-flung to receive municipal services, and so the houses were uprooted and either floated along the coast or dragged along the ice to more accessible locations. The photographs above are from the virtual exhibit “No Great Future” Government Sponsored Resettlement in Newfoundland and Labrador since Confederation, from the Maritime History Archive of the Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's.

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