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Mullets: 1938

Mullets: 1938

January 1938. Bait seller in Key West, Florida. View full size. 3¼ x 4¼ nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration.

 

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Greasy Mullet

I've lived in Key West. The stores are pretty much gone, although the people look much the same. We used to go out onto the flats when the mullet would run and use wire trash baskets to scoop up hundreds of mullet. Oily and bony, they were cheap and plentiful, so, hell, we ate a lot of greasy mullet.

Later on...

He became a barber of some renown.

Dangerous

Man! Don't let those mullets get near your other leg!

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