The Mackerel Purse-Seine Fishery
Seine-boat and crew "paying out" the seine. A school of mackerel has been spotted, and the fishing crew are rowing the seine around the school.
This image is from G. Brown Goode's The Fisheries and Fishery Industries of the United States, 1884-1887, Section I, Plate 62. This book can be found online at NOAA.