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Clam diggers and their shanties, "Joppa", Newburyport, Mass.

PC001.03.01.TMP.033 (RS82148)

Description

Black and white postcard depicts a row of cottages or "shanties" near the shore. Men and boys, identified as "clam diggers," sit on benches outside the shanties. The road going through the community includes trolley tracks and clam baskets can be seen in front of several of the shanties.

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Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Dates
1905
Acquisition Type
Gift
Date of Acquisition
1919-07-01
Physical Description
1 postcard
Dimensions
3.5x 5.5 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Postcard number: A21664
GUSN
191155
Reference Code
PC001.03.01.TMP.033

Record details

Originator
Rotograph Co. (New York) (Publisher)
Descriptive Terms
boys
laborers
men (male humans)
shanties (songs)
Material Type
photographs
postcards
Subjects
Clamming
Clams
Places
Joppa (Essex county, Massachusetts)
Newburyport (Essex county, Massachusetts)
Notes
W.H.Bunting, The Camera's Coast: Historic Images of Ship and Shore in New England (Boston: Historic New England, 2006) pg. 41.
Location Note
Postcards - Massachusetts - Newburyport.

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