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Lobster factory, circa 1870

PC001.04.02.3750.001 (RS82345)

Description

This is a stereograph of a group of men standing outside a lobster factory or cannery in Mount Desert, Maine. There are two men dressed in suits overseeing the lobstermen as they prepare a pile of lobsters on the ground. One of the men holds onto a large scale which may be used to weigh the shellfish. Above them in the factory window a man pushes a box down a chute.

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Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Dates
ca. 1870
Acquisition Type
Gift
Date of Acquisition
1938-02-28
Physical Description
1 stereograph ; 3 x 6 inches
Dimensions
3x 6(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
GUSN
180297
Reference Code
PC001.04.02.3750.001

Record details

Originator
Allen, E. L. (Edward L.) (Photographer)
Pollock, Charles, 1832-1910 (Publisher)
Descriptive Terms
canneries
industrial buildings
Material Type
photographs
stereographs
Subjects
Canned fish industry
Lobster fishers
Lobsters
Places
Mount Desert Island (Hancock county, Maine) [island]
Notes
W.H.Bunting, The Camera's Coast: Historic Images of Ship and Shore in New England (Boston: Historic New England, 2006) pg. 12-13
Publisher Series
Stereoscopic views. Mount Desert scenery
Location Note
Stereo views - Fishing

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