Photo train taking paper sea, Grands Falls Newf. paper mill. c. 1930

$80.00 CAD

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Photo of train taking paper rolls from Anglo-Newfoundland Development Co.’s Pulp Plant in Grand Falls Newfoundland to seaport at Botwood.  

Title below photo “The paper train on its way to the sea”.

Photo bit fuzzy.

Comes from photo collection of famed French collector.

Photo glued to thick paper backing, holes for mounting in an album.

Photo: 18,50 x 23.50 cm

Album page: 26 x 32 cm

Paper backing is bit curved. Top and right borders bit frayed.

(Red text is an electronic watermark that is not physically part of the photo for sale)



In 1905, the town of Grand Falls was established as a company town…Worried about the impending war in Europe, Alfred Harmsworth (Baron Northcliffe) began looking for an alternative source of newsprint for his family's newspaper and publishing business. During their search for a suitable location to build and operate a pulp and paper mill, Harold Harmsworth and Mayson Beeton, son of Isabella Beeton, the author of Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management, discovered Grand Falls. The site had great potential due to access to lumber, the possibility of hydroelectricity and a deep-water port available in nearby Botwood. On January 7, 1905, the Harmsworths and Robert Gillespie Reid, owner of the Newfoundland Railway, formed the Anglo-Newfoundland Development Company, and the mill was constructed and opened on October 9, 1909. The first roll of salable newsprint was not produced until December 22, 1909. Workers came from throughout the colony and the world to help develop the new area. At that time, only employees of the mill and workers from private businesses were permitted to live in Grand Falls…