This hand-colored picture of a Cape Ann fisherman is based on the black and white photograph shown to the right. It was taken sometime between 1900 and 1905 for the Detroit Publishing Company, which published this postcard in 1905.
The picture was actually taken in Gloucester, not Rockport, and is one of several pictures the company took of this classic old salt, who looks like he could have been the original inspiration for the Gorton’s fisherman.
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That man is Lemuel Friend my 2nd great grandfather. I have the original copy of the one withDavid Stanwood!