Sailing home in rolling seas after a fishing trip, these men clean and sort the catch. Covered with fish guts and scales, there’s no showering or shaving on a working schooner. This was on-the-job reality in the 1930′s. One way I estimate the date of an old photo is by clothing style. In this shot, the man in the middle is wearing a 1930′s Trilby hat, and the men on either side are wearing 1920′s flat Newsboy hats. If anyone can identify any of these fishermen, please let us know.
Printed from the original 4×5 inch glass negative in my darkroom. Negative # A9145-246