Lives and Landscapes

Lives and Landscapes

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

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In the late 1940s Elmer Harp, a young Ph.D candidate at Harvard, began the first of five summers of exploration along the coast of the Strait of Belle Isle. 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 stable to this very day.


McGill Queens Univ Pr
In the late 1940s Elmer Harp, a young Ph.D candidate at Harvard, began the first of five summers of exploration along the coast of the Strait of Belle Isle. 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 stable to this very day.

In the late 1940s Elmer Harp, a young Ph.D candidate at Harvard, began the first of five summers of exploration along the coast of the Strait of Belle Isle.
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 stable to this very day.

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Now retired, Harp was the founder of the anthropology department at Dartmouth College. During his 35-year career, he made numerous expeditions to the Central and Eastern Arctic, as well as Alaska. This text documents an exploration Harp made over five summers, beginning as a young Ph.D. candidate at Harvard in the late 1940s, along the coast of the Strait of Belle Isle in rural northern Newfoundland. An introduction by Priscilla Renouf (anthropology, Memorial U. of Newfoundland) places Harp's memoir in historical and anthropological contexts. Illustrated with color photographs. Distributed by Cornell U. Press Services. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
In the late 1940s Elmer Harp, a young Ph.D. candidate at Harvard, began the first of five summers of exploration along the coast of the Strait of Belle Isle. 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 Renoulf 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 stable to this very day.

Publisher: Montreal, Que. : McGill-Queen's University Press, Ă2003
ISBN: 9780773570894
0773570896
9780773525177
0773525173
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxi, 265 pages) : color illustrations
Additional Contributors: Harp, Elaine Groves
Renouf, M. A. P.

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