Update: Series- A question About The 100 Year Old Gloucester Postcards From Peter Dorsey- A Gloucester Fisherman
Jonathan Olly writes-
Hello Joey C,
While doing a Google search just now I came across the postcard you posted on March 22 of the old fisherman posing in oilskins. Would you happen to know the name of this man? I ask because I’m a graduate student down here in Providence, RI, and I’m writing a dissertation chapter on old salts. They’re found around the world, but in the United States they’re almost exclusively found in New England. Your postcard photo (which is rare, and one of the old salt postcards I’m still hunting for) may have been done by Gloucester photographer/engineer Herman Spooner, who photographed a number of retired fishermen (John Scott, Lemuel Friend, Oliver Emerton, and David Stanwood among them). But, I don’t recall seeing this image in his photo collection at the Cape Ann Museum. So if you have any additional information about your postcard I’d be happy to hear it.