Tending to cod on flakes, pre-1898
Women's work was vital to Newfoundland and Labrador's inshore fishery during the 19th century. Although men built boats and did the actual fishing, women were largely responsible for processing the catch for sale to merchants.
Photographer unknown. Reproduced by permission of the Archives and Manuscripts Division (Coll. 137 03.07.003), Queen Elizabeth II Library, Memorial University, St. John's, NL.