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Great Britain Newfoundland Royal Commission 1933 Photographs
TitleGreat Britain Newfoundland Royal Commission 1933 Photographs
Scope and Content of FondsThese photographs were part of the final report of the Newfoundland Royal Commission appointed by the British Parliament in 1933, at - the request of the Newfoundland government, to investigate the current financial state and future prospects of Newfoundland. The photographs were - probably used to provide the British officials with a pictorial view of selected Newfoundland communities and landscapes. - There are 65 photographs, all black and white. The first 36 are by the noted - Newfoundland photographer Robert Holloway (1850-1904) or by Holloway Studio. Consequently, some of the images may date from the 1890s or early - 1900s. The remainder of the photographs are probably contemporary to 1933. They are aerial photographs and are possibly the work of two different - photographers. - The images are mainly of Newfoundland outport communities and depict architecture and landscape rather than people. Several communities - have since been resettled. There are a number of images of northern Labrador showing the rugged terrain along the coast. The photographs should - prove valuable to researchers interested in the particular communities depicted, and also to those studying vernacular architecture, landscape and land - use, and early exploration of Labrador by air.
Author of Finding AidRiggs, Bert, 1954-
Resource TypeFinding Aid
TypePhotographs
Formatxml
IdentifierCOLL-207
Languageeng
CollectionArchives and Special Collections Finding Aids (EAD)
SponsorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Division
CONTENTdm file name41.xml
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