Lives and Landscapes: A Photographic Memoir of Outport Newfoundland and Labrador, 1949-1963 by Elmer J. HarpLives and Landscapes: A Photographic Memoir of Outport Newfoundland and Labrador, 1949-1963 by Elmer J. Harp

Lives and Landscapes: A Photographic Memoir of Outport Newfoundland and Labrador, 1949-1963

byElmer J. Harp, Elmer Harp Jr

Paperback | June 22, 2011

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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. In her introduction Priscilla Renouf places Harp's story of rural northern Newfoundland in historical and anthropological context. She notes that there are economic and cultural continuities from prehistoric times to the present and shows that the fundamental structure of outport life based on fishing and hunting remains today.
Elmer Harp Jr. (1913-2009) was professor emeritus in the Department of Anthropology, Dartmouth College, a department which he founded in 1967. His thirty-five-year career included numerous expeditions to the central and eastern Canadian Arctic, as well as work in Alaska. M.A.P. Renouf is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and Can...
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Title:Lives and Landscapes: A Photographic Memoir of Outport Newfoundland and Labrador, 1949-1963Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9 × 8 × 0.68 inPublished:June 22, 2011Publisher:McGill-Queen's University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0773539247

ISBN - 13:9780773539242

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"A fine observer's experiences and a wonderful snapshot of time and place that combines local history, geography, archaeology, and photography into a fascinating sketch of a transitional period of northwestern Newfoundland history. Harp's descriptions of