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

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1905

Location Note

Postcards - Massachusetts - Newburyport.

GUSN

GUSN-191155

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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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

laborers
men (male humans)
boys
shanties (songs)
postcards
photographs

Additional Identification Number

Postcard number A21664

Physical Description

1 postcard

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Date of Acquisition

1919-07-01

Reference Code

PC001.03.01.TMP.033

Acquisition Type

Gift

Places

Joppa (Essex county, Massachusetts)
Newburyport (Essex county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Rotograph Co. (New York) (Publisher)

Material Type

postcards
photographs

Subjects

Clams
Clamming

Accruals Note

W.H.Bunting, The Camera's Coast: Historic Images of Ship and Shore in New England (Boston: Historic New England, 2006) pg. 41.

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Postcards - Massachusetts - Newburyport.