Map of Newfoundland (chrome).
Silk or rayon stocking material, dyed; 42" x 31 1/2";
Mat maker unknown, ca. 1938. Design, attributed to Valda Vaughn.
This is another design which was hooked in large numbers. It closely
resembles a map of the Grenfell Hospitals and Nursing stations which
appeared in the 1935 Annual Report of the Grenfell Association. St. Anthony, the
headquarters of the Industrial, is marked the left of the spouting whale.
Flowers Cove is just southwest of St. Anthony on the island of Newfoundland.
St. John's is in the lower right portion of the map. Going North on the
Labrador coast, the four teepees roughly represent the Harrington Harbour
to Mutton Bay area. Next is the Red Bay station, followed by Battle Harbor which is marked by
the lighthouse. The two buildings represent Indian Harbor. The actual
distances between settlements were vast and much of this area where the
Grenfell Mission concentrated its efforts remains sparsely populated even today.
Valda Vaughn, from Brooklyn, NY, was employed by the Mission as a toy designer
in the early 1930s. This design was hooked in three sizes; small, medium
and, seen here, large.
Mat in the possession of Paula Laverty. Photo courtesy of Paula Laverty.