Selling

Betty McBay, Johnshaven fishwife

Johnshaven Fishwife

In the 19C and well into the 20C it was common for fisherwomen to make a living by ‘hawking’ fish. That meant they would sell fish from door to door. They carried the fish in great baskets and usually had …Continue reading “Betty McBay, Johnshaven fishwife”

Machine-made lath baskets at the Crownpoint Box Factory

Crownpoint Box factory women 'chip' or fruit assembling baskets

A factory manufacturing poplar ‘chip’ baskets from 1890s – 1970s.Continue reading “Machine-made lath baskets at the Crownpoint Box Factory”

Fishwives rip

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