Several years back we started buying vintage postcards of shrimp boats. Not only are they visually appealing but they help tell a little bit about the history of shrimping based on the age of the card. Some of the ones that we have are bordered in white which dates them from 1915 to 1930. And some are “linen” meaning that the paper has a high rag content. The peak use of this material was 1930 until 1945.
The one above gives an indication of how busy Tampa was at one time.