Cannery Row

Artist Leah Pipe


Hazelton (Non-Indigenous)
White pencil on indigo watercolour wash on Arches acid free paper
14” x 10”

Port Edward, close to Prince Rupert (BC north coast) employed many regional peoples to work the salmon canneries. So many people (from local villages) worked there that it became a small community onto itself complete with vendors, boardwalks, cabins and families. This piece is a portrait of an elder, on a pipe-smoking break from her cannery shift work. Circa 1915-1918