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Toy Boats: 1905

Toy Boats: 1905

Gloucester, Massachusetts (vicinity), circa 1905. "Fisherman's cabin, Shore Road, Magnolia." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

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Lobsterman, toymaker, puzzler, photographer. Likely also: boatwright, trap builder, sign painter, cabin crafter. Definitely a deck-swabber. Probably a philosopher, if you can get more than two words out of him.

Much has changed

Only the water remains the same.

Traps!

From a quick look, I think he was more interested in lobster trapping than fishing. Those traps look like the ones my uncle used many a year ago. The sign shows that he had an off-season vocation as well.

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