Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Don't Spit

Weaving Mats "Don't Spit": Young woman at the loom, Grenfell Mission, St. Anthony, [ca. 1906]

from Coastal Women - Arts and Crafts Gallery 

Interior view of the loom room, Industrial Department, Grenfell Mission, St. Anthony. The motto "Don’t spit" was used extensively by Grenfell staff as part of their tuberculosis prevention campaign and was incorporated into some crafts, including mats. The Rooms Provincial Archives, VA 118-51-2, International Grenfell Association photograph collection.

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