Interior of a shop owned by a Black immigrant in Victoria, British Columbia

John Thomas Pierre, one of the Black immigrants who came to B.C. from California in 1858, founded a tailor shop on Fort Street in Victoria. He was just one of many energetic businessmen in the group who helped to turn the little settlement into a progressive town.

Royal BC Museum, BC Archives
c. 1890
193501-001. Call no.: A-09462
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