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This intriguing photograph is from the Tom Lennon Photographic Archive Collection. It shows a man holding a large mud crab in one hand. In his other hand he caries a stout stick, presumably to help him wrestle the crab into the waiting wooden box. Around his neck is a piece of canvass or oilskin.
Our man stands confidently in bare feet on a concrete path with cap and cape and the super sized crab. Are we looking at the mud crab wrestling champion of the 1930s or perhaps Super Crab Man?
Tom T. Lennon was a commercial photographer whose studio was at 64 Victoria Road, Drummoyne. The 1796 negatives in the Powerhouse Museum Tom Lennon archive include images of balls and dinners held in Sydney, weddings, funerals, work events, parties, portraits, pets, fashion, horse races, musicians, dance bands and various places and events 1927-1949. Many images from the Tom Lennon archive have been posted previously on Photo of the Day.
Post by Lynne McNairn
Photography by Tom Lennon
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