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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