Travelling Exhibition 2018: Parallels

Women representing the Great War in Canada and Newfoundland

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Image: Mary Riter Hamilton. Sanctuary Wood, Flanders. 1920. Oil on Plywood, 59.100 x 45.700 cm. Mary Riter Hamilton Fonds, Library and Archives Canada. Acc. No. 1988-180-21.

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War Portraits: Elsie Holloway and the Newfoundland Regiment

[Newfoundland] Regiment Drum and Bugle Band. [1916-1917] Courtesy The Rooms Provincial Archives Division,  MG702, Item B 1-138.
[Newfoundland] Regiment Drum and Bugle Band. [1916-1917] Courtesy The Rooms Provincial Archives Division, MG702, Item B 1-138.
We’re excited to explore the wartime activities of another interesting woman this week; the portraitist and businesswoman Elsie Holloway. Along with her brother, Bert, Elsie established Holloway Studio in 1908, the first portrait studio in Newfoundland. Both siblings were accomplished photographers, with Elsie focusing on portraits and Bert on landscapes.  Continue reading “War Portraits: Elsie Holloway and the Newfoundland Regiment”