Image Archive

Detailed Record

Title: Commercial fishing on Long Island Sound, 1949

Accession Number: 1984.187.124003F
Type: safety negative
Maker: Rosenfeld and Sons
Place: USA, Long Island Sound
Date: 1949
Materials: Kodak safety film
Description: 4 x 5 Kodak safety negative, taken by Rosenfeld and Sons during Larchmont Race Week, 1949. View of Black seine net fishermen on Long Island Sound. Men seen actively purse seine fishing, most likely Menhaden, from seine boats and striker boat. Crew were commonly hired from Virginia and Maryland areas to come fish the long Menhaden season, spanning the spring, summer, and fall seasons on Long Island Sound. This image was captured by the Rosenfeld's while they were photographing mainly yachts, during the Larchmont Race Week. Stamped on original negative sleeve: "124000F / LARCHMONT RACE WEEK 1949 / 5065". Handwritten on sleeve: "Commercial Fishing / L.I.S.".

Mystic Seaport Image ID m330841 Information regarding reproductions