Sunday, May 4, 2014

Gone Fishin', Spring Edition

Sunday, May 4, 2014
Loretta & Isabella reporting,

Once in a while, we have to take a little break from blogging, tweeting, pinning, and general social-networking. We'd like to say that we're going on glorious vacations, but this time we'll be tackling edits and other book-writing-tasks - which can be every bit as daunting as this lady's catch.

See you back here next week!

Left: Mrs. A.W. (Pauline) Barrett and boatman Jim Gardner and the black sea bass she caught, 1901. The fish weighed 461 pounds, and she caught it with a rod and reel off Catalina Island, CA. Photo courtesy of the Catalina Island Museum.


Hels said...

The late Victorian and Edwardian interest in outdoor activities, fresh air and exercise was great for men. But apart from some young athletic women riding bikes, we don't often see women being active in the fresh air.

Therefore this is a great photo.

Carolyn Lalli said...

Amazing! Attired in a high-necked dress and waist pinching corset. Would be intrigued to see the type of shoes she wore and the boat on which she made this catch.

Thank you for this wonderful blog. Enjoy your week.

Karen Anne said...

Poor fish.

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