Oyster farmer

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ddr-densho-15-96 (Legacy UID: denshopd-p15-00096)

Mitsuoka Collection

Mr. Okazaki gathering oysters in bushel baskets. When full, the baskets were emptied onto the bateau in the background. If the flats were muddy, the baskets were pulled to the bateau on wooden slats. The gloves worn by Okazaki were made from canvas covered with rubber. Because of the sharp oyster shells, a pair of gloves would last only a week.

c. 1937


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Courtesy of the Mitsuoka Family Collection

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