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Fish flakes on the Back of the Beach
Fish flakes on the Back of the Beach
Descriptive TitleFish flakes on the Back of the Beach
CategoryObjects
Work
Food
TopicCod fishing
Commercial fishing
Drying (Food preservation)
Fishing
Salt-curing
KeywordsCod
Codfish
Fishing stages
Fish processing
Flakes
DescriptionDuring the salt cod fishery, split and cleaned fish was left in salt bulk for two weeks and then spread to dry on flakes built on the Back of the Beach. Women and children were responsible for spreading and turning the fish.
Date1930
CollectorBranch Cultural Historical Association
Location Depicted/DiscussedCanada--Newfoundland and Labrador--Avalon Peninsula--Branch--The Gut
NotesOnce dry, salt cod was culled separated into different qualities then packed and sold to fish merchants.
FormatImage/jpeg
TypeStill Image
Resource TypePhotograph
LanguageEng
SourceCyril Nash personal photo collection
CollectionIntangible Cultural Heritage Inventory - Avalon
RightsCC BY-NC 2.0 CA
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