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Stuyvesant Dock Terminal: 1900
... Freighters Total Tonnage: 239,720 Honoring Mr. Fish The Stuyvesant Dock Terminal was named for Stuyvesant Fish (1851-1923), President of the Illinois Central Railroad, presumably ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/14/2012 - 4:01pm -

Stuyvesant Dock Terminal: 1900

Fulton Fish Market: 1944
1944. Fulton Fish Market, New York. "Orders being loaded at Teddy's." Photo by Al Aumuller. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/09/2011 - 1:01pm -

Fulton Fish Market: 1944

Telephone Rockfish: 1928
... gift cards for exceptional performance. We stopped giving fish back in the '60s. It's no mystery It's the first "Take your ... done. "Pass the bass" Recognized that fish as a striped bass and learned from Shorpy that it indeed falls under the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/29/2012 - 10:10am -

Telephone Rockfish: 1928

Fulton Fish Market: 1954
Still life with ice and shrimp: The Fulton Fish Market in 1954. View full size. Photograph by Walter Albertin of the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/07/2011 - 9:34pm -

Fulton Fish Market: 1954

Something Fishy: 1906
Gloucester, Massachusetts, circa 1906. "Drying fish." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size. Lots of salt I expect that the fish is heavily salted which should keep the sea gulls and bugs away. They ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/20/2012 - 4:23pm -

Something Fishy: 1906

Cereal Shiller: 1952
... actor, often played a snooty yet kindly butler. He had a fish and chips business for a while. Fish & Chips! Looks like Arthur Treacher to me. Arthur Treacher ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/08/2013 - 12:23pm -

Cereal Shiller: 1952

Fish Harbor: 1933
Los Angeles, October 1933. "Boat repair ship at Fish Harbor." View full size. (ShorpyBlog, Member Gallery) ... 
 
Posted by Vintagetvs - 01/15/2016 - 7:26pm -

Fish Harbor: 1933

What's Going On Here?
... baskets. Maybe off the Georgia coast?? Circa 1890's?? Fish Net They're weaving a huge fish net starting from right and going towards left - having water making it ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/19/2011 - 11:10pm -

What's Going On Here?

Fish Story: 1950
I once caught a fish almost as long as I was tall. Year -- probably 1950. I'm not sure of the ... 
 
Posted by mpcdsp - 10/11/2013 - 7:13pm -

Fish Story: 1950

Police Raid: 1925
... Couldn't even do that in a movie house. Saturday nite fish fry When I look at this picture, I can't help but hear Louis Jordan and his orchestra singing about the fish fry getting raided! Old D. C. I've always heard that Washington was ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/13/2011 - 11:19pm -

Police Raid: 1925

The Swingers: 1909
April 2, 1909. "Playground at Hamilton Fish Park." New York, New York -- it's a toddler town. 5x7 inch glass negative, ... a swing like that, or plans for making them! Famous Fish Folks Hamilton Fish (1808 - 1893) had a long political career as ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/02/2014 - 2:33pm -

The Swingers: 1909

Lake of the Woods: 1952
... diagonally. His mom must love him. Teach a man to fish He looks like a guide who knew more than where to find fish. Wonderful keepsake this is of a time and place, and a kind of ... 
 
Posted by SynapticCleft - 09/19/2011 - 8:34pm -

Lake of the Woods: 1952

Big Fish: 1949
My mother, Helen Freeman, and my cousin Bob in 1949 at the family cottage, Gloucester Pool, Ontario near Port Severn. View full size. (ShorpyBlog, Member Gallery) ... 
 
Posted by pammydale - 02/08/2013 - 8:48pm -

Big Fish: 1949

Bombs Away: 1929
... mounted above the inside door handles A lead fish Tobacconist has nailed it. This is not the C.F. Jenkins invention ... suspend a wire under the plane with a lead weight, 'a lead fish' attached to the free end thereof to hold it steady, and as nearly ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 06/10/2014 - 6:46am -

Bombs Away: 1929

The Wallflowers: 1943
... boys in the armed forces, six children altogether. He is a fish skinner in the Gorton-Pew fishery." Photo by Gordon Parks, Office of War ... with her in front of a farmhouse? Please, no more fish Writing as one who has "skinned" few to no fish and based on appearance ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 01/21/2014 - 4:40pm -

The Wallflowers: 1943

Two Men and a Musky
Detroit circa 1902. "A muskelunge (fish)." Who wants pike? 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing ... even hats. All to show off a big and potentially stinky fish! What The Well dressed angler should always wear. Look sharp and ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/23/2014 - 4:58pm -

Two Men and a Musky

Orders Neatly Boxed: 1940
... nitrate negative by Jack Delano. View full size. Fish & Chips in Newspaper When I lived in England in 1972 fish and chips were sold wrapped in newspaper. By the time you got to the last ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/26/2012 - 9:39pm -

Orders Neatly Boxed: 1940

Old-School Barbecue: Planked Shad
... which were more flavorful and less bony. Smoked Fish Depoe Bay Oregon has a BBQ like this one every year. September I ... 1908 ... The shad is very prolific. Single fish have been known to yield from 60,000 to 156,000 eggs, though the usual ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/29/2012 - 7:42pm -

Old-School Barbecue: Planked Shad

Networking: 1905
... Detroit Publishing Company. View full size. Mr. Fish Sticks He looks like the guy on the package. Trust him It's the ... 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 ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/21/2012 - 12:36pm -

Networking: 1905

Eatmore Oleo: 1940
... the Fridays of Lent. Of course, I try to eat as much fish as I can, and 2 tall cans of fancy pink salmon for just over a quarter? I'm there! Love the Folger's coffee tins. Fish sticks on Friday Growing up in the 60s, I always tried to memorize the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/09/2011 - 10:32am -

Eatmore Oleo: 1940

Sleeps With the Fishes: 1940
July 1938. "Man sleeping in the Baltimore fish market." 35mm nitrate negative by Sheldon Dick for the Farm Security ... My grandfather owned a stall in the old Baltimore fish market. My father worked there as a kid. I'm looking for any other ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 10/06/2018 - 9:38am -

Sleeps With the Fishes: 1940

And a Dog Named Boo: 1936
... is now a large apartment complex. Store for rent Fish? I dont smell no fish. I think I would remove the fresh fish sign before putting up the for ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 10/17/2017 - 12:39pm -

And a Dog Named Boo: 1936

Crystal Motors: 1950
... photos of the "Crystal Motors" car dealership. Stuffed fish and tricky lighting I see someone's collection of large trophy fish hanging on the wall of the far showroom. There's a light stand or ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 01/30/2013 - 3:31pm -

Crystal Motors: 1950

No. 1 Atlantic Ocean: 1910
... Long did not care much for privacy, it seems. Fresh fish for dinner! Some images start my mind a wandering; I thought of fishing out the window. Allegedly Cap'n John landed 30 pounds of fish on his first attempt as reported in the AC Weekly: ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/26/2012 - 4:52pm -

No. 1 Atlantic Ocean: 1910

Zero Tolerance: 1920
... today, I've been feeling kind of dopey lately". Dopey fish What was the ultimate disposal? Dumped in the Potomac? Can't ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/17/2014 - 11:30pm -

Zero Tolerance: 1920

Fulton Street: 1943
June 1943. Vendor at the Fulton Fish Market in New York City. View full size. Photograph by the legendary ... Parks, back when he was just starting out. Fulton Fish Market..... What a great shot, hard to believe there's a war on..... ... in 47, and on occasion, my dad would take me to the Fulton Fish market. To buy fresh seafood, no doubt, but all I can remember is the God ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/08/2011 - 8:33pm -

Fulton Street: 1943

Substation K: 1921
... know he designed tires for Firestone ! Best smoked fish in town Henry's grocery store (on the right) survived into the 50s. My ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/12/2011 - 7:01pm -

Substation K: 1921

Home of Low Prices: 1922
... was a friendly reminder. Up until the mid-sixties, fish sticks were a Friday staple in my family. What ever happened to ... in the past 90 years. - Dave] Bone Crackers and Fish Sticks It looks as though the D.C. Aubrey Knight was a chiropractor. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/04/2012 - 3:59pm -

Home of Low Prices: 1922

To Boiling Spring: 1902
... pants without having to turn around and change. Yipes. Fish Camp This is great! With better-maintained boat houses, a big wide dock ... this could easily be any of the present-day "rustic" fish camps up and down the St. Johns River and lots of other places in Florida. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/14/2012 - 8:27pm -

To Boiling Spring: 1902

Byron: 1911
... for the relatives and for Joe Manning! Byron, the fish cutter: 1911 "He was extremely brilliant. If he had had money, he ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/08/2011 - 10:57am -

Byron: 1911
 
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