Four Men in Two Row Boats Netting Fish in Montenegro


This photograph of men fishing in Montenegro is from the Frank and Frances Carpenter Collection at the Library of Congress. Frank G. Carpenter (1855–1924) was an American writer of books on travel and world geography, whose works helped to popularize cultural anthropology and geography in the United States in the early years of the 20th century. Consisting of photographs taken and gathered by Carpenter and his daughter Frances (1890–1972) to illustrate his writings, the collection includes an estimated 16,800 photographs and 7,000 glass and film negatives. Located on the Adriatic Sea in southeastern Europe, Montenegro was for centuries under the rule of the Ottoman Empire. It was recognized as an independent principality in 1878 and became a kingdom in 1910. In 1922 it was made part of the new Kingdom of Yugoslavia.

Last updated: September 29, 2014