Unidentified Shark Caught on a Line

ID: SIA2013-08819

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1930

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7306, Box 2, Folder: 23

Close
Usage Conditions Apply
The Smithsonian Institution Archives welcomes personal and educational use of its collections unless otherwise noted. For commercial uses, please contact photos@si.edu.
Download IIIF Manifest Request permissions Download image Print

Narrow Your Results

Reset

Filter Your Results

Smithsonian Secretaries Information

Close Browse records and papers of the Smithsonian Secretaries, from 1846 until today. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by individuals who have held that office.

Expeditions Information

Close Browse records and papers documenting scientific and collecting expeditions either affiliated with the Smithsonian, or with which Smithsonian researchers participated. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by geographic regions predominantly represented in expedition records.

Professional Societies Information

Close Browse records of professional societies closely associated with the Smithsonian, that focus on areas of scientific research and museum studies. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by major topics and disciplines.
 

Summary

Image of an unidentified shark caught on a line in the water. The shark was caught by members of the Parish-Smithsonian Expedition, in 1930. The shark has striations on its side and its fin can be seen below the surface of the water. The caption on the back reads: "Bringing shark to surface Cayo Grande de Moa, Cuba."

Subject

Parish-Smithsonian Expedition to Haiti 1930

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • The Parish-Smithsonian Expedition was an expedition sponsored by Lee Hamilton Parish and his parents, Samuel W. and Ella Parish. The goal of the expedition was to collect natural history specimens, mostly along the coastal region of Haiti. Smithsonian taxidermist Watson Perrygo was a member of the expedition and sailed to Haiti with the Parishes on their yacht, the "Esperanza." During the expedition, the "Esperanza" had to make an unplanned stop in Cuba after a storm wrecked her mast. Perrygo also collected bird specimens in Cuba while the yacht was being repaired. In Haiti, the expedition team collected birds and other natural history specimens and collected live reptiles for the National Zoological Park.
  • A duplicate photographic print can be found in Record Unit 7006, Box 231, Folder: Parish Smithsonian Expedition to Haiti, 1930. Photographs.
  • 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.
  • For additional photos from the Parish-Smithsonian Expedition, see Negative Numbers 83-9644, 84-8051, 84-8054, SIA2013-08820, SIA2013-08821, SIA2013-0822, SIA2013-08823, SIA2013-08824.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7306, Box 2, Folder: 23

Contact information

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

Date

1930

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Scientific expeditions
  • Animals
  • Fishes
  • Sharks
  • Fishing
  • Cuba-Fishes, Fishes, Fishes-Cuba

Place

  • Cuba
  • Holguin Province
  • Cayo Moa Grande
  • Moa

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Animal, candid

ID Number

SIA2013-08819

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and White; Size: 4.25w x 3.25h; Type of Image: Animal, Candid; Medium: Photographic print

Full Record

View Full Record