Menhaden fishing on Long Island Sound, 1949

black-and -white negative

Rosenfeld and Sons
USA, Long Island Sound
safety film, Kodak #117
overall: 4 x 5 in.

4x5 safety negative photographed by Rosenfeld and Sons on Long Island Sound in 1949 while taking images at Larchmont Race Week off Larchmont, New York. The photographer caught the PROMISED LAND, a Menhaden Purse Seiner, out with its crew and two purse boats working as a net full of fish is being hauled on board amidships. These commercial seiners had two purse boats with crew for using a purse seine net to circle the fish and gather them to load aboard the larger fisherman. Stamped neg. sleeve info.: "124001F / LARCHMONT RACE WEEK 1949 / [BOX] 5065". Handwritten: "Commercial Fishing L. I. S.". CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection.


Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection