Finding Grenfell

Tracing the Grenfell Mission in Southern Labrador

Finding Grenfell

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Industrial Mission - Research Photos

This album contains all photos sourced during research for the Industrial Mission interpretive panel.
16 Images
Display of goods made by the people of Newfoundland and Labrador under the supervision of the Industrial Dept., Grenfell Mission. ca. 1930. The Rooms Provincial Archives IGA 19-31.
Red Bay Industrial and Nursing Station, 1920s. The Rooms Provincial Archives LS 526.
Minnie Pike watching as a woman weaves. Red Bay Industrial, 1920s? The Rooms Provincial Archives IGA 27-105.
Minnie Pike and Assistants. (1920s). Miss Pike with Mary and Clara Morris at the Red Bay Industrial. The Rooms Provincial Archives VA 118-240.
Minnie Pike, wearing glasses, instructing a woman on the use of a loom outside Denison Cottage, the Forteau Nursing Station. Minnie Pike, a former Mission student, attended Berea College and instructed residents on the southern Labrador Coast in a variety of crafts. The Rooms Provincial Archives, IGA 1-434.
Grenfell and Minnie Pike on deck of MV Jessie Goldthwaith, Red Bay, 1939. The Rooms Provincial Archives VA 92-237.
Minnie Pike's House, Red Bay, Labrador. (The Industrial; the Mission House). Wilfred Thomason Grenfell papers, 1812-1986 (inclusive), 1892-1940 (bulk). Manuscripts & Archives, Yale University, Image # 6202.
Mrs. Kate M. (Kitty) Keddie worked with the IGA from 1931 to 1958. She started with the St. Anthony clothing store and was a long-time Industrial Worker at Cartwright, Labrador. Keddie retired in 1958 and left Labrador. The Rooms Provincial Archives A 101-2.
Kitty Keddie, wearing head scarf, with two young women and older woman seated on veranda working on handicrafts. Craft items from the Industrial, primarily dolls, are on veranda and visible through window. (1930s). The Rooms Provincial Archives, A 58-119.
Mat making in the Industrial Department. This is Ida Lethbridge from Cartwright. In 1945 she lived close by the Grenfell properties in Cartwright and appears to have had a nurse and nurseís aid from the hospital staying with her. She is hooking a rug with the mallard duck pattern. The Rooms Provincial Archives IGA 16-32.
Georgeís Cove, Granby Island, Labrador. The Rooms Provincial Archives IGA 2-7.
Village of Boulterís Rock. An Industrial Station was established there. The Rooms Provincial Archives VA 110-24.3.
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Stella Fowler, Capstan Island, hooking a mat, ca. 1995. Southern Labrador Development Association.
Local girls learning to hook mats from mat hooker Stella Fowler, Capstan Island, ca. 1995. Southern Labrador Development Association.
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