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Catalog Number 1987.01.2107
Title Unloading a Turtle Boat
Collection Postcard Collection
Object Name Postcard
Description Postcard depicting men moving large turtles from a boat to a pier. The caption reads, ‘Arrival and unloading of a turtle boat, Key West, Florida’. The description on the verso reads, 'The only cannery of green turtle soup in the United States is in Key West, and its products are exported all over the world wherever epicures congregate. The turtles weighing 300 to 400 pounds are caught in South American waters and penned in "crawls" and they gaze with stoic calm at the strange people who come to look at them.'
Artist Published by L.A. Valadares and Son, Key West, Florida.