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    The Wandering Life of Photographer Edith S. Watson
    Frances Rooney.

    Edith Watson travelled across Canada from the 1890s, documenting the lives of rural people, frequently women, at work. She photographed women working the fish flakes in Newfoundland and Nova Scotia; making soap, weaving and spinning in Quebec and across the Prairies and into British Columbia. She spent three summers among the Doukhobors in Alberta and BC. The photographs are both valuable as social history and beautifully composed.
    Grades 9 to 12. Adult.

    ISBN 0-88629-273-5
    123 pages