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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • STAY ONE JUMP AHEAD OF TROUBLE, 1945

Claws: 1943

Claws: 1943

May 1943. "Dock stevedore at the Fulton Fish Market holding giant lobster claws." Photo by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Mother Nature's shears for the unwary

I sure wouldn't want to have any of my extremities anywhere near the beast where that claw came from. At least not before Mr. B. I. G. Lobster, Sen. had had an extended bath in a sheet steel bathtub with a big fire burning under it. And I guess it would actually take a bathtub, or a 55 gallon barrel with the top cut off, or something like that.

That claw looks like it could take a hand off, easily.

Re: Pass the drawn butter!

The claw was probably all that fit into the trap.

Re: This guy reminds me of someone.

And this is the illegitimate love child of Burt & Ernie: His name .... Al Bundy.

Whale of a Claw

That's no lobster claw -- it's a baby whale fossil!

Bert and Ernie?

Lived in a land locked state all my life. I never saw a pic of a lobster claw that large before.

Pass the drawn butter!

Looking at this one is making my mouth water! I wonder what happened to the rest of the lobster that claw came from. It must have been as big as the man!

Get a Grip On

You oughta see the OTHER claw on the biggun!

Hey, Goober!

Look what Opie caught at the fishin' hole!

This guy reminds me of someone.

Actually, 2 someones-Burt Lancaster, and Ernest Borgnine.

It seems as if the top half of Burt's head wound up on the lower half of Borgnine's.

 
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