This image portrays the process of curing, drying, and salting codfish caught off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada. The Grand Banks supported one of the most thriving fishing industries in the world. Codfish was the most important product exported from colonial New England.
January 28 2017
NEWFOUNDLAND FISHERY, 1738.
Fishing for, curing, and drying codfish in Newfoundland. Color English engraving, 1738.