Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
Shad Fishermen Hauling the Net at Gloucester, New JerseyPhotograph taken in Gloucester, New Jersey, United States, North and Central America
Thomas Eakins, American, 1844 - 1916
Currently not on view
1991-64-1Purchased with the Lola Downin Peck Fund, 1991
LabelIn April 1881, Eakins made the first of several visits to Gloucester, New Jersey, across the Delaware River from Philadelphia, to photograph shad fishermen. His principal motive was to make studies for paintings, but he considered several images pleasing enough to print as gifts for family and friends.