Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Vanishing Farm, Naval Air Station, Newfoundland

A house with construction equipment in the foreground
Description: Drawing, Pastel on Board; by Griffith Baily Coale; 1941; Framed Dimensions 30H X 28W
Accession #: 88-188-B
Related Content

Newfoundland is a bleak and violent place with comparative calm changing to roaring winds, with people struggling against horizontal rain and sleet in the half light of the underworld. With tact and diplomacy, the Navy bring their bulldozers, stone crushers, lumber, steel, and concrete, and create the miracle of a modern base on land that is a saturated bog thirty feet deep.

Topic
Document Type
  • Art
Wars & Conflicts
  • World War II 1939-1945
File Formats
  • Image (gif, jpg, tiff)
Location of Archival Materials