Mrs. Parish Looking Through Shark Jaws

ID: SIA2013-08820

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1930

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7006, Box 231, Folder: Parish Smithsonian Expedition to Haiti, 1930. Photographs

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Summary

Image of Mrs. Parish holding shark jaws in front of her face, while aboard the "Esperanza" the ship that sailed members of the Parish-Smithsonian expedition to Cuba and Haiti in 1930. The caption on the back reads: "Mrs. Parish looking through shark jaws."

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • For additional photos from the Parish-Smithsonian Expedition, see Negative Numbers 83-9644, 84-8051, 84-8054, SIA2013-08819, SIA2013-08821, SIA2013-0822, SIA2013-08823, SIA2013-08824.
  • 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 bird and other natural history specimens and collected live reptiles for the National Zoological Park.
  • A duplicate photographic print can be found in Record Unit 7306, Box 2, Folder: 23.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7006, Box 231, Folder: Parish Smithsonian Expedition to Haiti, 1930. Photographs

Contact information

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

Date

1930

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Topic

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

Place

Cuba

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

ID Number

SIA2013-08820

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and White; Size: 3.25w x 4.5h; Type of Image: Person, Candid; Medium: Photographic print

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