1943Gordon Parks, the legendary African American photographer and the director of the 1971 movie Shaft, came to Gloucester on assignment for the Office of War Information to photograph the fishing community.People and Communities, African American History, Notable People

Parks, Gordon, Gloucester, Massachusetts, Main street, June 1943, Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information, Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2017857016/
Hover over image to zoom

Parks was hired through one of the New Deal-era social programs to document America’s working class, which took him to Gloucester and aboard the F/V Alden with Captain Lorenzo Scola, as well as around the city photographing shopkeepers and families living their daily lives.

GLOUCESTER FISHERMAN AND FULTON FISH MARKET, 1943 - Photography Archive - The Gordon Parks Foundation. https://www.gordonparksfoundation.org/gordon-parks/photography-archive/gloucester-fisherman-and-fulton-fish-market-1943.
67categories 1557total entries 400+years 705searches
1600165017001750180018501900195020002050