Raking Clams (1948)
|Location:||Lower Eastern Shore, Maryland|
|Description:||Hard clams are harvested on the lower Eastern shore, as shown here. Most watermen pull them out with rakes – sometimes operating in hip-deep water – but a number still prefer to dig them out with their toes. A good foot man can bring up as many as 7,000 daily.
Photograph by A. Aubrey Bodine