Group Eating Steamed Clams at a Picnic, circa 1900

Summary

Picnics have long been packed for family reunions, for camping trips, for road trips. The people seated at the picnic table in this circa 1900 photograph are enjoying a clam steam, a particular favorite in New England. The meal often also included other shellfish and sweet corn.

Picnics have long been packed for family reunions, for camping trips, for road trips. The people seated at the picnic table in this circa 1900 photograph are enjoying a clam steam, a particular favorite in New England. The meal often also included other shellfish and sweet corn.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

circa 1900

Subject Date

circa 1900

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

85.18.2.4

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Cardboard

Technique

Gelatin silver process
Mounting

Dimensions

Height: 5.188 in  (Card stock mount)

Width: 8.375 in  (Card stock mount)

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