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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE NEW ZEALAND FOREST, c. 1950

Young Nicholas: 1906

Young Nicholas: 1906

Circa 1906. "Oyster luggers at New Orleans." A continuation of the scene shown in the previous post. Random observation: The masts here remind me of violin bows. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

re: Pommes de Mer

This is what is so great about this site. There is always some one who will show you, or teach you something about the subject matter that you did not see or know.

Come Aboard!

Please walk the plank first.

An Epiphany

Could it be our fearless leader has learned the difference between an oyster and a sweet potato?

[This may explain why no one likes my mashed potatoes. - Dave]

Pommes de Mer

Those are sweet potatoes. Oystering is only done in the winter and in the summer oyster boats of whatever flavor would haul light freight when they could get the business.

[Now that you mention it, they certainly do look like potatoes. - Dave]

Tuber luggers?

Looks like the boats are carrying some sort of potato-like vegetable.

[Those are oysters. - Dave]

Greetings From Lugger Landing

Just a few postcards from the same site.

 
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