Fish Processing, circa 1920

These men on Rocky Neck are cleaning the catch and perhaps salting it. The fish look like sole to me. Notice the guy still wearing part of his WW1 uniform. My grandfather fought in that war, and came back from the trenches of France with a Purple Heart, USMC.

These men on Rocky Neck are cleaning the catch and perhaps salting it. The fish look like sole to me. Notice the guy still wearing part of his WWI uniform. My grandfather fought in that war, and came back from the trenches of France with a Purple Heart, USMC.

About Fredrik Bodin

Fred Bodin is a photographer who owns a gallery on Main Street in downtown Gloucester, MA. The gallery features Fred's land and seascapes, as well as historic images printed from the old negatives.
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9 Responses to Fish Processing, circa 1920

  1. great photo and love your information about your grandfather fighting in WWI

  2. Kim Smith says:

    Fred you just have the most fantastic and interesting collection of photos. Sorry to not know, but which one is wearing the partial uniform? Guessing to the far right?

  3. Just wondering where this might be on Rocky Neck ~ enjoy all these old pics ~

  4. I think this was on West Wharf, Rocky Neck.

  5. Great photo as usual Fred! My great grandfather fought in WW1 too but as a Hungarian Calvary officer he was also wounded – got buried in a heap of debris from an explosion and a soldier who spied his expensive boots sticking out of the mound found when he went to get them that they were still attached to my very much alive grandfather and he dug him out – his lungs had collapsed but his nice boots saved him.

    • My grandfather, USMC, was wounded while fighting in the trenches in WWI. He did not talk about it much, but one day he showed me where the shrapnel was still embedded in his leg. He kept a German “Luger” 9mm pistol under his mattress, and I saw it once. This was probably the last war where cavalry was used, a brutal war. When I went to college, my grandfather, Yewell D. Scales, insisted on giving me a pair of boots. I still have them and wear them in bad weather. So I’ll think of our grand and great grandfathers next time I lace up the boots.

  6. Dave Moore says:

    Excellent history and it’s always a pleasure to walk back – The trench wars were bad for sure and those are classics uniform items…thanks:-)

  7. Vicki says:

    Is that the Paint Factory in the background?

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