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Four Pots a Day: 1913

Four Pots a Day: 1913

February 1913. Bluffton, S.C. Oyster shuckers at Lowden Canning. "Ten-year old Frank. Shucks four pots a day." View full size. Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine.


Sad, Yet Hilarious

Your tongue-twister fazes me! The sad irony of it makes me laugh hilariously, but also makes me cry because I'm forgetting the seriousness of it.

[I want to go to there! - Dave]

Oyster Shucker

My variation on the old woodchuck tongue-twister:

How many pots could a kid shucker shuck
If a kid shucker could shuck lots?

THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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