Unidentified Man Holding a Shark Laying on Barrels

ID: SIA2013-08815

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

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 by the tail. The entire shark can be seen as it was laid out on top of barrels. 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, Mar. 3, 1935 Shark of unknown species."

Subject

Ginsburg, Isaac 1886-

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • 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.
  • See Neg. #s SIA2013-08813 and SIA2013-08814 for additional photos.

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

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Animals
  • Fishes
  • Sharks
  • Pearl Islands
  • Islands

Place

  • Panama
  • Pearl Islands

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Animal, candid

ID Number

SIA2013-08815

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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