Olin McConnell

Interviewee Collection Sort descending Description Interviewer Date of Interview Location of Interview Affiliation
Freddie Smith and George Wallace New Jersey’s Delaware Bayshore

George "Babe" Wallace and Freddie Smith are seasoned veterans of the oyster industry, having dedicated over half a century to shucking oysters. Their lives have been deeply intertwined with the local area, their work, and their families. Wallace and Smith's family backgrounds are rich with stories of work on oyster boats and the tradition of singing gospel songs while shucking oysters. Smith, in particular, has experienced the highs and lows of life, having been married multiple times and tragically losing his daughter in a car accident.

Patricia A. Moore , Olin McConnell Port Norris, NJ Bayshore Center at Bivalve Delaware Bay Museum & Folklife Center