Description

  • This print shows shad fishermen working near Philadelphia, across the Delaware River from New Jersey. Several of the men are African American. They stand waist deep in the river, gathering up their catch into a rowboat. Visible in the foreground and background are residential buildings and a local church, a Philadelphia pier, the mills of Gloucester, New Jersey, and sailboats on the river. The print is by James Fuller Queen, a Philadelphia lithographer and pioneer chromolithographer known for his attention to detail who produced many views of the city.

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Publication Information

  • P.S. Duval & Company Lithography, Philadelphia

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Title in Original Language

  • Shad fishing (taking up the net)

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Physical Description

  • 1 print : lithograph, tinted with one stone of different colors ; 28 x 34 centimeters

Notes

  • Digital catalog number: POS 691

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