Lion's Den, Fogo, pre-1892
The richness of Newfoundland and Labrador's marine resources encouraged a pattern of coastal settlement during the 19th century. In contrast, the relative scarcity of good soils and other terrestrial resources made large-scale farming operations impractical and discouraged year-round habitation of interior spaces.
Photo by Robert Holloway. Reproduced by permission of the Archives and Manuscripts Division (Coll. 137 13.12.008), QE II Library, Memorial University, St. John's, NL.