Tonging for Toke Point Oysters, near mouth of the Columbia River

Title
Tonging for Toke Point Oysters, near mouth of the Columbia River
LC Subject
Oysters Oystering Oceans Rivers Water Men Fishermen Boats Clothing & dress Mountains Oyster fisheries Oyster industry Oysters Ocean Rivers Water Men Men's clothing Fishers Boats and boating Mountains
Local Collection ID
PH035
Repository
University of Oregon. Libraries. Special Collections & University Archives
Description
A photographic postcard that has been hand-tinted. The legend in red at the top reads "Tonging for Toke Point Oysters, near mouth of the Columbia River". More than a dozen men are each standing a wooden boat. The boats are flattened in profile and ride low in the calm water. The central area of the boat is used to pile up the oysters, and the oystermen stand on a broad rim that runs around the edge. They hold long poles in their hands. These are the handles of tongs, long tools with rake-like ends that are opened when put into the water, scraped against the oysters, and closed to haul up the catch. The men are dressed in working clothes such as overalls and hats. In the background are several larger boats. On the horizon mountains are visible.
Location
Pacific Ocean >> Earth Columbia River >> Douglas County >> Washington >> United States
Identifier
ORU_PH035_9814
Rights
Public Domain Mark 1.0
Local Collection Name
Print Collection
Type
Image
Set
Western Waters Digital Library
Has Version
Archived tiff -- PH035_9814.tif -- 16 bit, Adobe RGB (1998) -- 6516 x 4107 pixels -- 1200 dpi -- 160,580,564 bytes //Production tiff -- PH035_9814jc.tif -- 16 bit, Adobe RGB (1998) -- 6516 x 4107 pixels -- 1200 dpi -- 481,718,120 bytes //
Institution
University of Oregon
Image Width
875 pixels
Image Height
552 pixels
Image Resolution
125 dpi
Color Space
8 bit -- RGB -- sRGB IEC61966-2.1
File Size
145,381 bytes