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Wanigan and Bateau on the Chippewa River

Date: 1896
Description: Two men, one wearing an apron, sit in a wanigan tied to the shore of the Chippewa River near Chippewa Falls. The inside of the boat appears to have a pile...
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A Sea Otter

Date: 1784
Description: Plate 43. Scene from Cook's Third Expedition, 1776-1779, while in Alaska.
Photograph

Tall-tale Postcard: Cat Fish Caught in Beaver Pond

Date: October 30 1909
Description: Photomontage of a giant catfish being hauled on a flatbed horse-drawn cart. A group of men stand around and on the cart looking at the fish. The Williams...
Photograph

Tall-tale Postcard: Owl-eyed Ripple Skipper

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Description: Photograph of fish altered to create an imaginary new species of fish, the Owl-eyed Ripple Skipper. Its apparent features include short fangs, a rounded b...
Postcard

Tall-tale Postcard: Fur Herring

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Description: Altered photograph depicting a herring as though it was covered in fur. Caption at the top reads, "Fur herring to be found only in Rice Lake, Wis." No. 20...
Newspaper Article/Clipping

Underground Newspaper Cover: Octopus

Date: 1969
Description: Cover of "Octopus," an underground newspaper, featuring five bearded men being restrained by octopus tentacles, reminiscent of the Roman statue of the Laoc...
Photograph

Packinghouse Workers at an Oyster Plant

Date: 1965
Description: Packinghouse workers at an oyster plant in some part of Maryland.
Photograph

Clam Fishing

Date: 1917
Description: Elevated view of six men on the shore of a river, with piles of clam shells inside loose wooden fences near a pile of firewood and an axe. The firewood may...
Photograph

Men on Heap of Clamshells

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Description: A large group of men of various ages sitting outdoors on a large mound of empty clam shells. The shells have holes drilled in them, probably for the pearl...
Photograph

Clam Shell Fishers and Pearl Hunters

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Description: Portrait of three men standing on the banks of a body of water next to a pile of clam shells and a wooden construction (possibly a dock). The men are each...
Photograph

Mussel Fishery

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Description: Two men stand on the banks of a river near a mussel fishery, probably along the Mississippi River. The far shoreline of the river is in the background. The...
Photograph

Children and Their Pets

Date: December 05 1950
Description: Brothers Jim, age 13, and John Gannon, age 10, gazing upon their small pet alligator named "Friday" that they received a year and a half previous from New...
Photograph

Children and Their Pets

Date: December 05 1950
Description: Arthur Wegner Jr., age 13, and siblings Anne, 6, and Dick, 10, looking down into an aquarium containing their 200 pet guppies as Dick is hugging the boys d...
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Clam Shell Buttons

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Description: Finished package of buttons made from shells. Button package reads Fairport Biological Station.
Photograph

Oyster Shucking

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Description: Men shucking oysters while standing in stalls in a building.
Postcard

Henry Vilas Zoo

Date: 1940
Description: A postcard of the Henry Vilas Zoo (Vilas Park Zoo)depicting aquatic fowl, with an inset of a sea lion on a rock. The caption on the back of the card reads:...
Print

Adler and Mauer Restaurant Letterhead

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Description: Letterhead of the Adler and Mauer Restaurant of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with a blank area in the form of a page "tipped in" to the background, with an array...
Photograph

Two Women Examining a Starfish

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Description: Cabinet card of two women sitting at a table examining a starfish and other underwater specimens using magnifiers. Open books appear on the table, probably...
Drawing

Lapham Shell Drawings

Date: 1828
Description: Increase Lapham's drawings of Unio plicatus and Unio radiatum (?) from the Scioto River, Cypraea tigris (Tiger cowry), and an Atlantic...
Drawing

Unio mondonta

Date: 1828
Description: Increase Lapham's drawing of a Union mondonta (or Unio soleniformis) shell. There are also two views of another shell drawn below and a drawi...

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