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The "Hausie B", my grandfather's favorite boat. Geo. A. Christy & Son seafood plant in Crisfield, MD. 1945

The Esskay Plant in Highlandtown--my grandfather worked there. Eleanor will interview for a new job there in Part IV.

Billie Holiday grew up on this Fells Point block, now adorned with a mural of "Lady Day" herself | Baltimore magazine Photo by David Colwell

Oyster Shuckers on the Shore After the Civil War, many African Americans found work in the Chesapeake seafood industries. Packing houses in small communities such as Crisfield, on the lower Eastern Shore of Maryland, primarily employed African American women as oyster shuckers. In this 1891 image, the workers are atop the detritus of their handiwork—a pile of oyster shells.

Crab steaming room at seafood processing plant, Crisfield :: Views of African American life in Maryland - Enoch Pratt Free Library