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Document Description
TitleThe Distaff (1917)
EditorLemessurier, Mabel W.
PublisherThe Royal Gazette
Place of PublicationSt. John's
DescriptionA publication of the Women's Patriotic Association (WPA) during the First World War, The Distaff's goal was "obtaining funds to help the Red Cross branch of the Women's Patriotic Association. We are truly a woman's paper, devoting our space to an account of the work done in various spheres by energetic wives and daughters in Newfoundland." (1916, p. 1) The success of the first issue in 1916 prompted a second one in 1917, and these are the only known issues.
SubjectWomen--Newfoundland and Labrador--History
World War, 1914-1918--Women--Newfoundland and Labrador
ContributorsPatriotic Association of the Women of Newfoundland
Physical Description19 p. : ill.
NoteIncludes advertisements. The title-word "distaff" refers to part of a spinning wheel, and is meant to symbolize the "women's sphere" or homefront (1916, title page). -- Indexed in: Newfoundland Periodical Article Bibliography.
LocationCanada--Newfoundland and Labrador
Time Period20th Century; World War, 1914-1918
Local Call NumberD 639 W7 D59 1917
Resource TypePeriodical
FormatImage/jpeg; Application/pdf
Record NumberCNS-P0021
CollectionCentre for Newfoundland Studies - Periodicals
RepositoryMemorial University of Newfoundland. Libraries. Centre for Newfoundland Studies
SourcePrint text held in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies.
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