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 Market place in Halifax
  Photo by the Notman Studio, 1880s.
Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management N-895
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Black Basketry Tradition

An enlarged detail from a Notman Studio photograph of the Halifax market in the 1880s shows a Black woman selling baskets. Research links these baskets with Black women who immigrated to Nova Scotia during the War of 1812. Rib-framed maple baskets such as these are still produced today by some of their descendants.