This section is from the book "Philadelphia Cook Book: A Manual Of Home Economies", by Sarah Tyson Heston Rorer. Also available from Amazon: Philadelphia Cook Book.
These are found in most of our brooks and rivers. They resemble the lobster, and are often called young lobsters.
Of all fish belonging to the lobster species, shrimps are the smallest. They are of two kinds, the Gulf shrimps or prawns being the largest. They are sold by the quart, already boiled, in some markets, but in the Northern cities the canned goods are convenient and very nice. Those put up by Dunbar & Co., and White, are the best.