Civilian workers, 1942
This group of civilian workers helped build Fort Pepperrell in St. John’s. Some members of the press are also in the photograph. During the Second World War, thousands of local workers earned high wages while helping to build foreign bases in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Photographer unknown. Reproduced by the permission of the Archives and Manuscripts Division (Coll. 109 3.01.17), Queen Elizabeth II Library, Memorial University, St. John’ss, NL.