Sturgeon so cheap

1860 CEGermany

“On average, a sturgeon fisherman caught 50–60 sturgeons per season which weighed up to 500 pounds. Between 1860 and 1890 the sturgeon meat was so cheap that even the farmers in the area (widely known not to waste money) served sturgeon meat at least once or twice a week”.

G. Köhn and W. Wilkes, Alt-Glückstadt in Bildern (Hamburg: G. Köhn und W. Wilkes, 1976), 304.

Image: Rare Book Division, The New York Public Library. “Acipenser Huso, The great Sturgeon.” The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1785 - 1797.