Saturday, February 09, 2008

Billy Parsons - Miner


World -famous photographer, Yousuf Karsh came to Newfoundland in 1949, shortly after confederation and revisited the island in 1954. One of the photos that Karsh took in 1954 was of Billy Parsons who worked in the iron ore mines of Bell Island for fifty years. The photograph of Billy was the inspiration for the giant mural painted on the brick wall of a building in Wabana, the main community on the island.

4 comments:

Jon said...

this is my great great grandfather...

you probably don't believe me... I'm a Parsons and grew up in Portugal Cove...

Billy was the first man down in the mine...

ncle said...

he is my great great grandfather as well <3

Mark Sheppard said...

My Great Grandfather :) i guest we are all related and me to Facebook Mark Newman Sheppard ..i go under Newman Sheppard on there

Mark Sheppard said...

And your close he was the Youngest to ever start mining He is my Great Grandfather