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Preparing cod, Cape Rouge, NL, ca. 1857-1859

Preparing cod, Cape Rouge, NL, ca. 1857-1859
Newfoundland and Labrador's migratory fishery gave way to a resident one during the 19th century. The Napoleonic and Anglo-American wars of the early 1800s gave the colony a virtual monopoly of the salt cod trade and prompted European fish merchants to establish premises on the island.

Photo by Paul-Émile Miot. Courtesy of Library and Archives Canada (PA-202293), Ottawa, Ontario.

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