Artifact of the Week — February 28, 2019

Posted by on February 28, 2019
Hamp Harbin a mussel man from Desha.
Hamp Harbin a mussel man from Desha.
Fishing for Mussels
Fishing for Mussels
Mussel man with his catch
work table and mussel pitch fork

This series of black and white photos show the work of Hamp Harbin a mussel man from Desha. The photos were taken in the 1960s. In one photo you can see the boat with the mussel hooks, in another you can see the mussels hanging from the hooks and in the final photo you see his work table and mussel pitch fork. These photos are part of the Stroud Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.

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