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 Black workers in Halifax
  Sketch by Henry Sandham, in the Canadian Illustrated News,
14 December 1878.
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Black workers in Halifax

Halifax was the location for the investiture of the Marquis of Lorne as governor-general of Canada, in 1878. It was an event requiring pomp and celebration, including the erection of several large ceremonial arches in the city. The workmen depicted here likely came from the Black communities of the Prestons.