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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • ROSES BY VINCENT VAN GOGH, 1890

Networking: 1905

Networking: 1905

Gloucester, Massachusetts, circa 1905. "Fisherman getting ready for a trip." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

We're gonna' need a bigger boat!

**cue Jaws music**

Classic.

What's so great about Shorpy is that so many timeless images strike a chord in different people in different ways. To me, this one is simply iconic in its representation of a classic, old East Coast fisherman doing it "the hard way." Must have been some great stories locked up under that slicker.

I can almost

smell it from here.

Old Man and the Sea

How perfectly this picture embodies the fishing lifestyle of New England and in particular "Glossta" (with my best Massachusetts accent). I could imagine this photo being used on a label for "Fisherman's Fish Oil" or colorized and hung in many fish n' chips restaurants. Having grown up mostly in New England this is a typical scene. The small sailboats dotting the ocean, the wooden summer houses right by the beach, and the weather-beaten, solitary old fisherman mending his equipment is still something you can see around coastal towns today. Perhaps the equipment and clothing styles have changed but this picture brings me right back home.

Trust him

It's the Gorton's Fisherman!

Mr. Fish Sticks

He looks like the guy on the package.

 
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