Resource History and Methods of the Fisheries: NOAA Photo Library


United States
19th century
Agricultural technology
Biological sciences, general works
Development of technology; change in technology
Fisheries; fishing
Marine biology
Science and technology and relationships
Alternative Names
  • 10205 (WHSO Record Number)


"The atlas of illustrations accompanying Section V - History and Methods of the Fisheries - contains 255 plates that detail methods of the American fisheries in the late Nineteenth Century. Besides detailing fishing methods, these images are sources of information for the late Nineteenth Century concerning vessel design, shoreline appearance in various areas, the state of fish processing industrial installations, and the life and times of the fisheries sub-culture of the larger American social structure. This site will be of value and interest to all those interested in the past and present state of American fisheries as well as little-known facets of the industrial and social history of the United States."
(Description taken from site)

Users can browse all images by clicking the "CATALOG" link, or they can view thematic collections of images by clicking the "ALBUMS" link. Images come with photo credits and descriptions. High resolution copies of these photos are downloadable at no cost.

To search, click the blue search tab near the top right. Enter the string "" in the search box before search terms to ensure that only NOAA Photo Library photos are returned.

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WHSO Record Created By: Amy Rodgers