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"South-East View of Lunenburg, 1816"

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"Lunenburg contains nearly one hundred and thirty dwellings, besides storehouses, and numbers eleven hundred inhabitants... The houses are almost all of wood, constructed with a view to comfort rather than to appearance. A whimsical taste has introduced the custom of painting the exterior white, red, pink, and even green..."

Captain W. Moorsom, Letters from Nova Scotia: Comprising Sketches of a Young Country (London, 1830), pp. 302, 304 [F 100/ M78; microfilm 3870]

Date: 1816

Format: watercolour

Artist: Henry Pooley

Reference no.: Dalhousie University, Special Collections, William Inglis Morse Collection, Morse Print No. 45