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Creators:
Anacostia Museum
Dates:
1997
Level:
item
Size:
2 Sound recordings (audio cassette)
Collection ID:
ACMA.09-007.28
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Through an oral history interview, Ruth Smith describes her experience working as an oyster shucker for 23 years at the Warren Denton Seafood House (Calvert County, Maryland). She spoke of the fastest oyster shuckers at the seafood house, her participation in oyster shucking competitions, and the changes in the oyster shucking industry. Smith also ...

Interview. Part of Behind the Apron oral history project. One interview is dated 19970530 (transcribed from transcripts) and the other one is undated.