Unidentified man holding caribou head, pre-1909
Newfoundland and Labrador's economy was closely tied to its natural resources during the 19th century. People made a living by hunting caribou, hare, and other game, catching fish and marine mammals, cutting wood for fuel and building materials, growing vegetables, and gathering wild herbs and berries.
From Edward John House, A Hunter's Camp-Fires. (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1909) 93.