Fjalkonas of Islendingadagurinn, 1924-1989: Centennial Souvenir Edition


[Icelandic National League]

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[Icelandic National League]. Fjalkonas of Islendingadagurinn, 1924-1989: Centennial Souvenir Edition. [Winnipeg, Manitoba & Toronto, Ontario]: Icelandic National League, 1989. First printing. ISBN: 0969406304. Unpaginated [pp. 79] 8vo measuring 22 cm tall. Illustrated stapled card covers. Comprised mostly of full page black and white illustrations from photos of Icelandic-Canadian women in ceremonial costume, representing the traditional “maid of the mountain” character at the annual Icelandic celebrations held each year in Gimli, Manitoba, Canada. This celebration is called Islendingadagurinn. Includes eight pages of text on the history of the ‘maid of the mountain’ tradition in the Canada, as well as a one page list of all the women who have served as fjallkonas from 1924-1989. Language of text is entirely in English. Portraits on glossy paper stock. Provides insights into the social history of the Icelandic community in North America, as well as the history of Icelandic dress. Lightest rubbing to the covers, contents remain clean and unmarked with tight, sound binding; near fine. Scarce. Stapled Wraps. (#491) $50.00