Two Clergymen Fishing on Archibald Lake | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Two Clergymen Fishing on Archibald Lake

Two Clergymen Fishing on Archibald Lake | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Two clergymen and one boy are sitting in a clinker-built duck boat on Archibald Lake. The clergyman on the left is holding a long cane pole. The clergyman on the right is holding up a fish. Photographer Lucy Rumsey Holt (out of frame) is sitting in a rowboat with an oar in the oarlock in the left foreground. Caption reads: "Two of the clergy... fishing."
DESCRIPTION
Two clergymen and one boy are sitting in a clinker-built duck boat on Archibald Lake. The clergyman on the left is holding a long cane pole. The clergyman on the right is holding up a fish. Photographer Lucy Rumsey Holt (out of frame) is sitting in a rowboat with an oar in the oarlock in the left foreground. Caption reads: "Two of the clergy... fishing."
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:137622
Creation Date: 1900
Creator Name:Holt, Lucy
City:Townsend, Town of
County:Oconto
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Lucy Holt photo albums, 1895-1936
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:M2018-012, Album 1
Original Dimensions:4.687 x 3.562 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
This photo shows Lucy Rumsey Holt taking photographs in the field, specifically while rowing a boat. Lucy and W.A. Holt were devout Presbyterians. They were active members of the First Presbyterian church in Oconto, WI starting in the 1890's. They also had connections to the First Presbyterian Church in Lake Forest, Illinois. Sources: 1938, January 7. Mrs. W.A. Holt Passes Away at Home Tuesday. Oconto County Reporter, p.1.; 1953, May 14. W.A. Holt Dies; Rites Friday for City Industrialist. Oconto County Reporter, pp.1,8. "Clinker built is a method of boat building where the edges of the hull planks overlap," similar to shingles. This technique is also called lapstrake. An example of clinker construction is a Viking longship. (Source: Wikipedia).
SUBJECTS
Fishes
Trees
Clothing and dress
Hats
Islands
Children
Men
Outdoor photography
Fishing
Clergy
Presbyterian churches
Religion
Boats and boating
Canoes and canoeing
Lakes
Shorelines

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