About the Exhibition

This exhibition contains fifty photographs by the French photographer Paul-Émile Miot (1827-1900) taken during three hydrographic and fishing assistance campaigns by the French Navy between 1857 and 1859. Miot took these photographs along the shores of Newfoundland, Cape Breton Island and the French islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon.

The collection provides information on fishing activities in the nineteenth century and documents the methods of drying and storing cod before exporting it to Europe. It also contains unique panoramic views and eight portraits of Aboriginals of the Mi'kmaq Nation which are of exceptional ethnographic value.

For those who would like more on the topic, this exhibition also presents a biography and links to other sources with either photographs by Paul-Émile Miot or related information.

Technical note: When printing, select landscape orientation.