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Hebron, Labrador, ca. 1900

Hebron, Labrador, ca. 1900
The Spanish influenza appeared at the Inuit village of Hebron in October 1918 after a supply ship arrived there from St. John’s with an infected crewmember on board. By 19 November, 86 of Hebron’s 100 residents had died from the influenza. A further 74 people died in surrounding communities, cutting the area’s population to 70 from 220.

Photographer unknown. Reproduced by permission of the Archives and Manuscripts Division (Coll 069 Box 1, 7.29), Queen Elizabeth II Library, Memorial University, St. John’s, NL.

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