Women working on flakes, n.d.
Women's economic roles in the fishing industry were extremely important in 19th-century Newfoundland and Labrador. Their work in the fishery, as well as in agriculture and domestic labour, combined to make women the backbone of the household economic unit.
Photographer unknown. Reproduced by permission of the Archives and Manuscripts Division (Coll. 137 03.07.006), Queen Elizabeth II Library, Memorial University, St. John's, NL.