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Catalog Number 1961.1.5
Title Robinsons' Oyster Packers Trade Card
Collection General Collection
Object Type Card, Trade
Description/Scope & Content Trade card for Robinson's Oyster Packers, on one side featuring an image of "our oyster boats (Glitner, Monitor, Osprey) buying seed oysters from licensed tongers upon natural oyster rocks of Va. These oysters are transplanted to our maturing beds, where in two years they are ready for market - absolutely pure." The reverse of the card includes a poem, "Oysters", by Arthur R. Thompson, which describes John Smith and Native Americans consuming oysters in Hampton.
People Robinson, John E.
Thompson, Arthur
Smith, John
Topics Businesses
Nautical activity
Seafood Industry
American Indians
Place Names Waterway--Hampton Roads
Site--Robinson Seafood Plant
Site--Olde Wythe Historic District
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