MAAP | Mapping the African American Past

George Downing’s Oyster House

Thomas Downing rowed out to the boats to pick over the oysters before the ships reached the oyster barges along the East River. Downing’s Oyster House served only the best.

Creator: Thomas Downing

Source: © Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture/Art Resource

Produced by CCNMTL, Chase, Teachers College, and CCI