Better than Pearls

These rugged hands have probably seen their share of oysters as they hold a freshly shucked oyster on August 28, 1958. One hand grasps the shell and the other the fleshy meat. This individual may have been an employee of the Simmons Oyster Co. in Olympia. This may be an example of the Pacific oyster which is harvested commercially in the Pacific Northwest; it can grow up to 10 inches in length.

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