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Carl A. Garris Jr. with lobsters, Portland, 1926

Carl A. Garris Jr. with lobsters, Portland, 1926

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Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media

Compared to the average size lobster in his left hand, Carl A. Garris Jr. (1898-1982) displayed an unusually large lobster for Portland newspaper photographers. For a sense of proportion, Mr. Garris was listed as five feet, nine inches tall on his WWI draft registration card.

Carl Garris, Jr. was a Portland taxidermist, working at 224 Federal Street during the period.


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