Lobster factory, circa 1870

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

ca. 1870

Location Note

Stereo views - Fishing

GUSN

GUSN-180297

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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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

canneries
industrial buildings
stereographs
photographs

Physical Description

1 stereograph ; 3 x 6 inches

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Date of Acquisition

1938-02-28

Reference Code

PC001.04.02.3750.001

Acquisition Type

Gift

Image Dimensions

3 x 6 (HxW)(inches)

Places

Mount Desert Island (Hancock county, Maine) [island]

Record Details

Originator

Allen, E. L. (Edward L.) (Photographer)
Pollock, Charles, 1832-1910 (Publisher)

Material Type

stereographs
photographs

Subjects

Lobsters
Lobster fishers
Canned fish industry

Accruals Note

W.H.Bunting, The Camera's Coast: Historic Images of Ship and Shore in New England (Boston: Historic New England, 2006) pg. 12-13

Description Level

Item

Publisher Series

Stereoscopic views. Mount Desert scenery

Location Note

Stereo views - Fishing