The impact of weather on the Delaware River shad fishing season of the 1800s becomes clear through Anna Blackwood Howell's diary entries on topics such as ice on the river, storms eroding the banks, rival fishermen, success, and gratitude. This book is based on research during a Creative and Performing Artist and Writers Fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society. Pages of appliquéd paper illustrations and embroidered text on paper are sewn onto a concertina guard and bound into a codex. A single folio holds the colophon, with a clamshell box housing both items.
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