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Catalog Number 1987.01.3212
Title Old Island Days No.18 'Industrious Conchs'
Collection Mario Sanchez Collection
Object Name Carving, Wood
Description Wood carving by Mario Sanchez depicting Demeritt's Market on the waterfront with local conchs sorting and selling fish on one side while another group of conchs sort through sponges. A boat is unloading fish in the background. The wood carving is two pieces of wood bolted and glued together with a simple frame nailed to sides. Caption from the file reads, 'Demeritt brothers were fishermen who displayed their catch for sale in tin tubs and baskets. The fish were so fresh, they wiggled. Demeritt's Fish Market was near the A&B Lobster House between Greene and Front Streets. The fisherman at the left had just brought in his day's catch to sell at Demeritt's. The two men at far right are trimming sponges.'
Date 1960's
Artist Sanchez, Mario