An engraving of Inuit on the Labrador coast, 1818.
By the late 18th century, the Moravian missionaries had established themselves
along the Labrador coast. Since no original clothing from this period has
survived, both written and pictorial records such as this engraving provide
clues to the clothing worn by the Inuit during the early 1800s.
"Esquimaux Indians of the Coast of Labrador" communicated by a Moravian missionary, drawn by Garret, engraved by Chapman, published by C. Jones, October 17, 1818. From Charles de Volpi, Newfoundland: A Pictorial Record (Sherbrooke, Quebec: Longman Canada Limited, ©1972) 15.