Shipping Barrel, ca. 1905
Salt cod fish was packed in shipping barrels like this for transport to market. Good barrels and packing crates were important to keep salt fish intact during shipping, and coopers working in Newfoundland making barrels were often in high demand. This barrel was used by Job Bros. and Co.
Photographer unknown, ca. 1905. Job Photograph Collection, Maritime History Archive. Reproduced by the permission of the Maritime History Archive (PF-315_135), Memorial University, St. John's, NL.