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Weighing dried cod at St. John’s harbour, n.d.
Weighing dried cod at St. John’s harbour, n.d.

Following the stock market crash in 1929, the international market for Newfoundland and Labrador saltfish decreased dramatically. Dried cod that sold for $8.90 a quintal in 1929 fetched only half that amount by 1932.

Photographer unknown. Reproduced by permission of the Archives and Manuscripts Division (Coll. 137 03.02.002), Queen Elizabeth II Library, Memorial University, St. John’s, NL.
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