A Black Wood Cutter at Shelburne, Nova Scotia
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.
Library and Archives Canada
MIKAN No. 2836297