History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days. ~Winston Churchill

12 June, 2012

Land of Ice

Photographs from Greenland, 1936.

From the LIFE photo archives (photographer unidentified).

A Greenlander in a kayak beside an iceberg. Source

A view of ships in the village harbour. Source

A fisherman cleaning and deboning fish. Source

A pair of children. Source

A woman cooking in the family hut. Source

A heap of sleeping sled dogs. Source

A little boy with his hat. Source

People sleeping in a compartmentalized bed. Source

A shining iceberg. Source

A view of the village. Source

Fishermen with their kayaks. Source

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