Human Studies Film Archives

Guide to Unknown Falls: John Kernan's Exploration in Central Labrador, circa 1928

Collection ID:
Kernan, John
circa 1928
No linguistic content; Not applicable
Physical Description:
Film reels
black-and-white silent

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Footage of an expedition of Churchill River and another in central Labrador to Churchill Falls and then back down to Goose Bay settleemnt. Scenes of canoeing and poling through rapids, traversing rapids, using a sail on a canoe, negotiating waterfalls. Members of expedition pose with caribou antlers. Goose Bay Company Trading Post at settlement.
Legacy Keywords: Canoeing Canada ; Fauna caribou antlers Canada ; Expeditions river Canada ; Travel by water Canada ; Trading posts Goose Bay Company Canada ; Waterfalls Canada ; Canadians
Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Received from Captain Edward Farley in 1995.

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Preferred Citation
Unknown Falls: John Kernan's Exploration in Central Labrador
, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution

More Information
Local Number
Local Number
HSFA 1995.3.1

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
North America Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Labrador (N.L.) Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
silent films Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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Human Studies Film Archives
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Suitland 20746