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A Black Wood Cutter at Shelburne, Nova Scotia

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Title

A Black Wood Cutter at Shelburne, Nova Scotia

Description

This 1788 image is described by Library and Archives Canada as a "rare and early example" of a Black person in what was then the British colony of Nova Scotia. This watercolour by artist William Booth depicts a wood cutter, indicating lumbering as a significant industry at this time and place, as well as a job that was typical of a Black person's work in the colony.

Creator

William Booth

Source

Library and Archives Canada

Date

1788

Contributor

Coverdale Collection

Rights

Copyright Expired

Format

PNG

Language

English

Type

Still Image

Identifier

MIKAN No. 2836297