Detail View: JCB Archive of Early American Images: Fish Flake, and Salting House; as they are seen in all the Ports of Newfoundland.

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Record number: 
JCB call number: 
D818 C467v
Image title: 
Fish Flake, and Salting House; as they are seen in all the Ports of Newfoundland.
Creator 1: 
W Hughes
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Place image published: 
Image publisher: 
[for J. Mawman, ... by R. Watts]
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Image function: 
illustration; p. [33]
Image dimension height: 
5.9 cm.
Image dimension width: 
8.8 cm.
Page dimension height: 
21.1 cm.
Page dimension width: 
12.4 cm.
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Building on a pier over the water. Includes boat and flag.
Source creator: 
Chappell, Edward, 1792-1861
Source Title: 
Voyage of His Majesty's ship Rosamond to Newfoundland and the southern coast of Laborador ...
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Source publisher: 
Printed for J. Mawman, Ludgate Street: by R. Watts, Crown Court, Temple Bar.
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Lieutenant Edward Chappell was an English naval officer who served aboard HMS Rosamond in Newfoundland and Labrador waters ca. 1812 and later wrote of his time spent there.A fish flake is a platform built on poles and spread with boughs for drying cod on the shore of fishing villages and small towns in rural Newfoundland, Canada. The building shown here, built over the water, is actually the salting house for the drying of cod previous to its being removed to the fish flake.
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Owner and copyright: 
©John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Brown University, Providence, R.I. 02912
geographic area: 
North America
Subject Area: 
Artifacts, industry, and human activities
Subject headings: 
Fishery processing
Subject headings: 
Fishing ports--Newfoundland and Labrador