Sons of England Benefit Society (S.O.E.) Outing, July 1898. (Detail)
Although harsh economic realities were present in the daily lives of many rural fishing families,
the fishing industry made others very prosperous. Society outings were important elements of 19th century
society for the more affluent individuals.
Courtesy of the Provincial Archives of Newfoundland and Labrador (PANL VA19-112), St.