Man holding a Shark Tail on a Barrel

ID: SIA2013-08814

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Animal, candid

Date: March 3, 1935

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7187, Box 8, Folder 18

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Summary

  • An unidentified man holding a shark tail that is lying on top of a barrel. Only the tail of the shark is visible. Ichthyologist Isaac Ginsburg and his team captured the shark while on scientific expedition in Panama in 1935. The shark was found in the Pearl Islands and has stripes on its side.
  • The caption on the back reads: "Shark, Pearl Islands, Panama, Mar. 3, 1935"

Subject

  • Ginsburg, Isaac 1886-
  • United States Bureau of Fisheries

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • See Neg. #s SIA2013-08813 and SIA2013-08815 for additional photos.
  • This photograph comes from the Isaac Ginsburg Collection, particularly of images from his 1935 trip to Panama. Ginsburg was a systematic ichthyologist at the Bureau of Fisheries, where he worked until his retirement in 1956. He specialized in fishes of the Gulf of Mexico.
  • The geographic map's latitude and longitude are estimate of the location of where this image was taken. There is no known exact latitude and longitude for this image.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7187, Box 8, Folder 18

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

March 3, 1935

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Topic

  • Scientific expeditions
  • Animals
  • Fishes
  • Sharks
  • Pearl Islands
  • Ichthyology
  • Islands

Place

  • Panama
  • Pearl Islands
  • Caribbean Sea

Form/Genre

  • Animal, candid
  • Photographic print

ID Number

SIA2013-08814

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and White; Size: 4.5w x 3.5h; Type of Image: Animal, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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