Thursday, February 6, 2014

Jessie Luther at the Grenfell Mission

Jessie Luther at the Grenfell Mission, an annotated edition of a travel journal that Luther wrote from 1906 to 1910, edited by Ronald Rompkey (2001)

"An early practitioner of occupational therapy, artist Jessie Luther challenged the dominant approach of the time of 'rest' as a general, curative treatment. A member of the Arts and Crafts Society in New England, Luther 'began her crafts career as director of the Labor Museum at Hull House, Chicago, at the invitation of the social reformer Jane Addams. In 1906, she was recruited by Dr. Wilfred Grenfell, the medical missionary, to teach weaving to women at St Anthony, a small community at the northern tip of Newfoundland.""

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