Shad Fishermen Hauling the Net at Gloucester, New Jersey

Thomas Eakins, American, 1844 - 1916

Geography:
Photograph taken in Gloucester, New Jersey, United States, North and Central America

Date:
1881-82

Medium:
Cyanotype

Dimensions:
Sheet: 2 7/8 x 3 7/8 inches (7.3 x 9.8 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1991-64-1

Credit Line:
Purchased with the Lola Downin Peck Fund, 1991

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Label:
In April 1881, Eakins made the first of several visits to Gloucester, New Jersey, across the Delaware River from Philadelphia, to photograph shad fishermen. His principal motive was to make studies for paintings, but he considered several images pleasing enough to print as gifts for family and friends.