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Gunn says, " This photograph shows my great, great aunt, Netta
Gunn, gutting herring with two other herring girls in the 1930's.
This is an important photograph because it shows how girls always
worked in groups of three - two girls gutted the herring and one
packed the herring into barrels. It was hard work; three women
could gut and pack 21,000 herring in a 10 hour shift. This picture
shows how the work was messy and dirty.