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Allegory of the Flowering of the Dutch Fishing-industry after the Second Anglo-Dutch War
Kanbara, Katsushika Hokusai

Kanbara, Katsushika Hokusai

Print shows fishermen pulling ashore large fish nets. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. From the series: Tōkaidō Road. Format: horizon... More

Joseph G. Tirrell - Ship Chandlery, building in Taber's Block

Joseph G. Tirrell - Ship Chandlery, building in Taber's Block

Black and white photograph of Ship Chandlery & Maritime. Hardware building in Taber's Block at foot of Taber's Wharf, New Bedford, Massachusetts. Behind and to left of the 4-story brick and granite building is ... More

Joseph G. Tirrell - Man on deck of docked whaling ship

Joseph G. Tirrell - Man on deck of docked whaling ship

Black and white photograph of deck of a whaling ship with moustached man in suit and derby standing at left with hand on mast rigging; 2 whaleboats stored directly above. Ship is docked with whale oil barrels s... More

Joseph G. Tirrell - New Bedford waterfront

Joseph G. Tirrell - New Bedford waterfront

Black and white photograph of New Bedford, Massachusetts waterfront showing wood framed commercial buildings, including J.D. Briggs Ship smith and Pump and Block Maker; multi-story granite building partially vi... More

The fish question settled

The fish question settled

A facetious, and somewhat racist, look at public opinion surrounding the controversy over American fishing rights in British-controlled waters off North America. (See also "John Bull's Fish Monopoly," no. 1852-... More

John Bull's fish monopoly

John Bull's fish monopoly

An anti-British satire, reflecting American enragement at Britain's tightening of restrictions on territorial waters open to American fishermen off the coast of Canada. In July 1852, England notified the Unite... More

Cod-fishing on the Newfoundland shores

Cod-fishing on the Newfoundland shores

Illus. in: Harper's weekly, v. 2, 1858 May 22, p. 333.

Boat Yard Workers - New Bedford library collection

Boat Yard Workers - New Bedford library collection

Black and white copy photo enlargement of two workmen standing outside in front of boat "Mary T" of New Bedford, Massachusetts. Courtesy of New Bedford Free Public Library

New Bedford Fishing Boat

New Bedford Fishing Boat

Black and white photo of fishing boat Bernice with dory hanging from mast, docked at pier, New Bedford Fish Co. building in background. Courtesy of New Bedford Free Public Library

Fish house, Quincy Massachusetts

Fish house, Quincy Massachusetts

Germantown Point Courtesy of Thomas Crane Public Library

First haul of the season - salmon industry, Oregon
Chinamen filling the cans, Stereoscope Card
Chinamen filling the cans, Stereoscope Card
Cleaning codfish on the Cape Ann wharf, Gloucester
Lost in the fog on the banks of Newfoundland / drawn by M.J. Burns.

Lost in the fog on the banks of Newfoundland / drawn by M.J. Burns.

Two fishermen in a dory. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, v. 23, 1879 Nov. 22, p. 928.

Fish wheels, Oregon, Stereoscope Card.19th century.  Boston Public Library Collection.
First haul of the season - salmon industry, Oregon
First haul of the season - salmon industry, Oregon
Cleaning codfish on the Cape Ann wharf, Gloucester
Clearing the track - on the banks in a fog / from a painting by M.J. Burns.

Clearing the track - on the banks in a fog / from a painting by M.J. B...

Two fishermen in a dory on the Newfoundland Banks. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, v. 24, 1880 March 27, p. 200.

The Newfoundland fisheries - hardships and perils of the fisherman's life - scenes on the banks and at Gloucester / from sketches by Joseph Becker.

The Newfoundland fisheries - hardships and perils of the fisherman's l...

Four scenes including fishermen catching halibut, fishermen catching haglets for bait, two fishermen lost at sea in a dory, and women at Gloucester, Massachusetts grieving as men tell them the "bad news from th... More

Newfoundland - the cod-fishery at Heart's Content - extracting the livers of the fish / from a sketch by a staff artist.

Newfoundland - the cod-fishery at Heart's Content - extracting the liv...

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, 1885 Oct. 31, p. 173.

Dry Docked Fishing Boat

Dry Docked Fishing Boat

Black and white photo of fishing boat C7309 dry docked and being repaired. Courtesy of New Bedford Free Public Library

In search of bait on the Newfoundland coast--Hauling capelin bait at Holyrood, Conception Bay / after sketches by J.W. Hayward.

In search of bait on the Newfoundland coast--Hauling capelin bait at H...

Illus. in: Harper's weekly, v. 31, 1887 Aug. 13, p. 576.

Interviewing Newfoundland fishermen as to the presence of cruisers inshore / Fred S. Cozzens. In search of bait on the Newfoundland coast--Hauling capelin bait at Holyrood, Conception Bay / after sketches by J.W. Hayward.

Interviewing Newfoundland fishermen as to the presence of cruisers ins...

Illus. in: Harper's weekly, v. 31, 1887 Aug. 13, p. 576. Reference copy in LOT 4426-B.

New Metlakahtla, Indian Salmon Cannery. 19th Century Alaska Sterescope Card.
Newfoundland cod-fishery--Fishing on the Banks / F. De Haenen.

Newfoundland cod-fishery--Fishing on the Banks / F. De Haenen.

Two French fishermen in a dory. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, v. 35, 1891 Oct. 17, p. 796.

Newfoundland cod-fishery
[Handling a cargo from the fishing banks, Gloucester, Mass.]
Sponge yard along the docks, Nassau, Bahama Islands
Salmon works, Alaska - Frank G. Carpenter collection

Salmon works, Alaska - Frank G. Carpenter collection

Title transcribed from caption accompanying item. Forms part of: Frank and Frances Carpenter collection (Library of Congress). Gift; Mrs. W. Chapin Huntington; 1951.

Sponge fleet, Nassau, Bahama Islands
Sponging fleet in harbor, Nassau, W.I

Sponging fleet in harbor, Nassau, W.I

Date based on Detroit, Catalogue J Supplement (1901-1906). "WHJ 39" on negative. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 013492. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Portland, Me., drying fishermen's nets

Portland, Me., drying fishermen's nets

Title from jacket. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 073466. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Fishing schooner at "T" wharf, Boston, Mass.

Fishing schooner at "T" wharf, Boston, Mass.

Photo shows the schooner Mary G. Powers, which was lost at sea in 1906. (Source: C. Seavey, 2019) Title from jacket. "1683" on negative. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 033316. Gift; State Historical Society of Colo... More

[Unloading fish at "T" wharf, Boston, Mass.]
Cordova Alaska - Carlisle Packing Co. "Cannery" Cordova, Alaska

Cordova Alaska - Carlisle Packing Co. "Cannery" Cordova, Alaska

Photograph shows general exterior view of cannery with boats tied to dock and anchored in water next to building. No. 238. Title from item.

Russian church, Alaska
Halibut ready for shipment - 65,000 pounds, Alaska - Frank G. Carpenter collection

Halibut ready for shipment - 65,000 pounds, Alaska - Frank G. Carpente...

Title transcribed from caption accompanying item. Forms part of: Frank and Frances Carpenter collection (Library of Congress). Gift; Mrs. W. Chapin Huntington; 1951.

Sponging fleet in harbor, Nassau, W.I.
Sponge yard along the docks, Nassau, Bahama Islands

Sponge yard along the docks, Nassau, Bahama Islands

Date based on Detroit, Catalogue P (1906). Detroit Publishing Co. no. 017689. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

[Miami, Fla., fish docks along the Miami]
[Portland, Me., drying fishermen's nets]
Old Fish House, Kennebunk Port [i.e. Kennebunkport], Maine
[Loading boxes of salmon] Petersburg - Frank G. Carpenter collection

[Loading boxes of salmon] Petersburg - Frank G. Carpenter collection

Title transcribed from caption accompanying item. Forms part of: Frank and Frances Carpenter collection (Library of Congress). Gift; Mrs. W. Chapin Huntington; 1951.

[Fishing schooner at "T" wharf, Boston, Mass.]
Fish processing plant Bay State Freezer Co. off Wharf Lane, Yarmouth Port, Mass.
Unloading fish at "T" wharf, Boston, Mass.

Unloading fish at "T" wharf, Boston, Mass.

Title from jacket. "1685" on negative. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 033317. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

The Sponge fleet, Nassau, Bahama Isl[an]ds
Handling a cargo from the fishing banks, Gloucester, Mass.

Handling a cargo from the fishing banks, Gloucester, Mass.

Title from negative D4-18807. "2918" on negative. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 090105. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

The Sponge fleet, Nassau, Bahama Islands

The Sponge fleet, Nassau, Bahama Islands

Detroit Publishing Co. no. 013477. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Old Fish House, Kennebunk Port i.e. Kennebunkport, Maine

Old Fish House, Kennebunk Port i.e. Kennebunkport, Maine

Detroit Publishing Co. no. 012465. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Salmon works, Alaska - Frank G. Carpenter collection

Salmon works, Alaska - Frank G. Carpenter collection

Title transcribed from caption accompanying item. Forms part of: Frank and Frances Carpenter collection (Library of Congress). Gift; Mrs. W. Chapin Huntington; 1951.

Russian church - Frank G. Carpenter collection

Russian church - Frank G. Carpenter collection

Title transcribed from caption accompanying item. Forms part of: Frank and Frances Carpenter collection (Library of Congress). Gift; Mrs. W. Chapin Huntington; 1951.

Two hundred pound halibut, Alaska - Frank G. Carpenter collection

Two hundred pound halibut, Alaska - Frank G. Carpenter collection

Title transcribed from caption accompanying item. Forms part of: Frank and Frances Carpenter collection (Library of Congress). Gift; Mrs. W. Chapin Huntington; 1951.

[Old fishing docks, Portland, Maine]
Fisher schooners at "T" wharf, Boston, Mass.
Fisher schooners at "T" wharf, Boston, Mass

Fisher schooners at "T" wharf, Boston, Mass

Photo shows the schooner George H. Lubee (on the left) and possibly the Fannie Bell Atwood on the right. (Source: Charles Seavey, 2015) Corresponding glass transparency (with same series code) available on vide... More

Schooners unloading fish
Unloading Gorton's codfish, Gloucester, Mass.
Fish flakes, Gloucester, Mass.
Weighing up the catch, Gloucester, Mass.
Handling a cargo from the fishing banks, Gloucester, Mass

Handling a cargo from the fishing banks, Gloucester, Mass

Date based on Detroit, Catalogue P (1906). Detroit Publishing Co. no. 018807. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Handling a cargo from the fishing banks, Gloucester, Mass.
Weighing up the catch, Gloucester, Mass

Weighing up the catch, Gloucester, Mass

Detroit Publishing Co. no. 018808. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Along the wharves, Gloucester, Mass.
Fish flakes, Gloucester, Mass

Fish flakes, Gloucester, Mass

"2543" on negative. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 018008. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Along the wharves, Gloucester, Mass

Along the wharves, Gloucester, Mass

Photo shows the sloop Azorian, on the outboard side. (Source: Charles Seavey, 2015; updated 2018) Probably fishing schooners. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 018012. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Drying fish, Gloucester, Mass

Drying fish, Gloucester, Mass

Detroit Publishing Co. no. 018882. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Drying fish, Gloucester, Mass

Drying fish, Gloucester, Mass

"3068" on negative. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 018882. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Mending the nets, Charlevoix, Mich.
Drying fish, Gloucester, Mass.
Drying the nets, Charlevoix, Mich

Drying the nets, Charlevoix, Mich

Detroit Publishing Co. no. 019000. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Drying fish, Gloucester, Mass.
Mending the nets, Charlevoix, Mich

Mending the nets, Charlevoix, Mich

Corresponding glass transparency (with same series code) available on videodisc frame 1A-30480. "G 3272" on negative. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 019001. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Fishing smacks, Mackinac Island, Mich.
Drying the nets, Charlevoix, Mich.
Fishing smacks, Mackinac Island, Mich

Fishing smacks, Mackinac Island, Mich

"Silver Chief" on boat in foreground. "G 3176" on negative. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 019032. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

General view of Gloucester, greatest fishing port in the world, U.S.A
Portland Packing Company, Brooks, Me.

Portland Packing Company, Brooks, Me.

Photograph shows packing company buildings. Photograph by Charles A. Townsend, Belfast, Me. Title from item.

Fishermen at home, Columbia River, Oregon
Fishermen at home, Columbia River, Oregon
Old fishing docks, Portland, Me.
Sevriuzh'e rybolovstvo pod g. Gur'evym, rodinoi I.I. Zheleznova.
Lobster fishing industry near Grindstone Inn, Winter Harbor, Maine

Lobster fishing industry near Grindstone Inn, Winter Harbor, Maine

Photograph shows lobster traps stacked in several piles on th shoreline along with bouys and nets.

Old fishing docks, Portland, Me

Old fishing docks, Portland, Me

Detroit Publishing Co. no. 072633. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Minnie Thomas, a 9 year old girl, works regularly in Seacoast Canning Co., Factory #7, Eastport, Me., mostly in the packing room, and when very busy works nights. Cuts some, and also cartons. Her mother said, "Some of the children cut their fingers half off." Her father and grandfather are in the factory. She lives in Grand Manan in the winter with her aunt, father and mother live here. She says she earns $2.00 some days packing, not so much when she cartons. "Only made $1.70 all last week." Location: Eastport, Maine

Minnie Thomas, a 9 year old girl, works regularly in Seacoast Canning ...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Canneries. Hine no. 2459. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Div... More

Hiram Pulk, 9 years old, cuts some in Seacoast Canning Co., Factory #1. "I aint very fast--only about five boxes a day. They pay five cents a box." Location: Eastport, Maine

Hiram Pulk, 9 years old, cuts some in Seacoast Canning Co., Factory #1...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Canneries. Hine no. 2427. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Div... More

5 year old Preston, a young cartoner in a Maine Canning Co. I saw him at work different times during the day - at 7 a.m., in the afternoon and at 6 p.m., and he kept at it very faithfully for so young a worker.  Location: Eastport, Maine.
Phoebe Thomas, a little while after the accident. Location: Eastport, Maine

Phoebe Thomas, a little while after the accident. Location: Eastport, ...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Canneries. Hine no. 2445. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Div... More

George Goodell, and butcher knife used by many children. Location: Eastport, Maine

George Goodell, and butcher knife used by many children. Location: Eas...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Canneries. Hine no. 2456. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Div... More

"I cut my finger off, cutting sardines the other day." Seven year old Byron. (See photo of family, #2353, and label.) Location: Eastport, Maine

"I cut my finger off, cutting sardines the other day." Seven year old ...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Canneries. Hine no. 2447. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Div... More

All these boys are cutters in the Seacoast Canning Co., Factory #7. Ages range from 7 to 12. They live near the factory. Seven year old boy in front, Byron Hamilton, has a badly cut finger, but helps his brother regularly. Behind him is his brother, George, 11 years. He cut his finger half off while working. They and many other youngsters said they were always cutting their fingers. (See photo #2435 and label.) George earns $1.00 some days, $.75 usually. Some of the others said they earn $1.00 when they work all day. At times they start at 7 a.m., work all day and until midnight, but the work is very irregular. Names of those in photo are George Mathews, Johnny Rust, John Surles[?], Fulsom McCutchin (11 yrs.), Albert Robinson, Morris McConnell.  Location: Eastport, Maine.
Group of young cutters in Seacoast sardine factory, going for a swim Sunday morning. They all work. Even the smallest makes $.50 to $1.00 a day. They all said they cut their fingers a good deal, "and then the salt makes 'em 'pickle-sores."  Location: Eastport, Maine.
Some of the cartoners, not the youngest, at Seacoast Canning Co., Factory #2. (See Hine report.) Location: Eastport, Maine

Some of the cartoners, not the youngest, at Seacoast Canning Co., Fact...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Canneries. Hine no. 2412. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Div... More

Pile of refuse, waste, and salt water in which these sardine workers stand at times. Location: Eastport, Maine

Pile of refuse, waste, and salt water in which these sardine workers s...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Canneries. Hine no. 2405. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Div... More

Sardine boy.  Location: Eastport, Maine.
Wilfred Clark, 10 years old, 24 Key St., going home at noon, after cutting five boxes of fish during the morning. Incidently, he cuts his fingers. See left fore-finger. Two other boys with him had fingers badly cut and healed up. Location: Eastport, Maine

Wilfred Clark, 10 years old, 24 Key St., going home at noon, after cut...

Title from NCLC caption card. Attribution to Hine based on provenance. In album: Canneries. Hine no. 2430. Credit line: National Child Labor Committee collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Div... More

Allen Chaffey, 9 years old, 37 Clark St., Eastport, Me., helps mother pack in Seacoast Canning Co., Factory #1. Walter Omar, 8 years old, 4 Clark Street, cuts.  Location: Eastport, Maine.
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