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1913 - 2 kids on a dead whale shark on public display
1913 Library of Congress

1913 - 2 kids on a dead whale shark on public display

Miami, Florida


According to the printing on the photo, the photo was copyrighted by Chas. Thompson, the photo was taken by "Handoo" or "Handog", the whale shark weighed 10,000 pounds and it was 45 feet long. I've seen another photo of a giant whale shark on a trailer in another area of Miami; it could be the same whale shark.


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hugo drax14-Sep-2010 20:27
Only in Miami would someone think it is a smart idea to drive a dead whale around the neighborhood. :)
Alvin Lederer 19-May-2008 05:01
Capt. Thompson caught the whale shark and took it on around town until the smell got so bad that you could smell the creature before you saw it. I know how small the two little girls on top of the whale shark feel. I was in a 12 Ft. skiff heading to Key Biscayne in the ocean on a calm day when a 20 Ft. basking shark breached in front of our boat. I felt very small that day and it is a memory that I will never forget. like sheriff brody in the movie (Jaws) I thought (we need a bigger boat).