TAYLOR SHELLFISH - SHELTON, WASHINGTON
Among the shellfish are butter clams, the staple food of Puget Sound Indians, and still abundant today; razor clams of the ocean beaches, sought by tourists; the small Olympia oyster, famous for its flavor, and the rock oyster, both native to Washington waters, and the large Japanese oyster introduced here a few years ago, scallops with exquisitely fluted rose-tinted shells; and the geoduck, elusive and comparatively rare.
—Washington: A Guide to the Evergreen State (WPA, 1941)
Field Assignment #10: Products and Manufacturing/Industry, from Pacific Northwest photographer Eric Reeve — it’s the shellfish industry of Washington State:
In business for over 100 years, Taylor Shellfish produces some very delicious oysters, indeed. Shelton, Washington.
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Eric Reeve, a photographer based in the Pacific Northwest. Follow on Tumblr at manandhisworld.tumblr.com.