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Okak, Labrador, ca. 1902

Okak, Labrador, ca. 1902
The Inuit village of Okak was entirely wiped out by the Spanish influenza pandemic of 1918. The disease killed at least 20 million people around the world, and more than 600 people in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Photographer unknown. Reproduced by permission of the Archives and Manuscripts Division (Coll. 345 1.01.018), Queen Elizabeth II Library, Memorial University, St. John’s, NL.

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