Great Photo of Oyster Cannery in 1890

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Man with a derby hat stands atop a mound of oyster shells outside the C. H. Pearson & Company oyster cannery, Baltimore. Workers bring wheel- barrows of shells from the factory to the heap. ca. 1890.
Man with a derby hat stands atop a mound of oyster shells outside the C. H. Pearson & Company oyster cannery, Baltimore. Workers bring wheel-barrows of shells from the factory to the heap. ca. 1890.

Source: U.S. National Archives

This is a great old photo that we found on the National Archives’ site. It shows the old C.H. Pearson & Company cannery around 1890.

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Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.

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