Portrait of man in "Cape Anns"
The Grenfell Mission workers, many of whom were urban professionals or university students from the Ivy League schools of the Eastern United States, were intrigued by the diverse population "down on the Labrador," which included Aboriginal peoples, permanent settlers, and seasonal fishers from the island of Newfoundland. Some portraits were illustrations of the poverty and want among the Newfoundland and Labrador peoples, used to solicit funds for Mission work. Others, however, reflected the strength and dignity of the "uncomplaining, optimistic, splendidly resourceful, cheerful and generous" residents of northern Newfoundland and Labrador.
This is a sampling of the formal and informal portraits of the people of northern Newfoundland and Labrador.
The language in the title reflects
contemporary views by mission staff and volunteers towards northern
Newfoundland and Labrador
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