First Teachers' Convention, Colonial Building, NL, 1898
Census records and newspaper advertisements indicate women in Newfoundland and Labrador worked as teachers, clergy, doctors, midwives, gardeners, washerwomen, dressmakers, innkeepers, retailers of prepared foods, and accountants during the 19th century.
Photographer unknown. Reproduced by permission of the Archives and Manuscripts Division (Coll. 137 04.03.001), Queen Elizabeth II Library, Memorial University, St. John's, NL.