Tuesday, September 4, 2012


Newfoundland & Labrador

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"In the late 1940s Elmer Harp, a young ph.D candidate at Harvard, began the first of five summers of exploration along the coast of the Strait of Belle Isle. Interested in studying early human activity in the area, he came to be equally fascinated with life in outport communities. During the summers of 1949-50 and 1961-63, he explored the coast, travelling from one isolated outport village to the next, initially by open boat and later on rudimentary roads, vividly capturing everyday life in his journals and through his extensive Kodachrome slides."

Lives and Landscapes
Elmer Harp, Jr.
edited by M.A.P. Renouf
(McGill-Queen's Universirt Press, 2003)

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