Hooked: Florida's Big Fish - photographs from 1910s-1938

Title: [Florida Schultz Heitman with 185 pound tarpon fish]
Date: 1921
Physical descrip: 1 photoprint: b&w; 10 x 8 in.

Title: [Mr. John Hachmeister and Mrs. Earl Baum admiring a 1,200 lb manta ray caught by Forrest Walker]
Date: 1938
Physical descrip: 1 photograph: b&w; 5 x 7 in.
General note: Forrest Walker (1897-1983), was a Florida cracker, fishing guide and dear friend of Dr. Earl L. Baum (1887-1975). The handwriting on the front of the photograph is that of Mr. Hachmeister.

Title: [Fishermen with goliath grouper at Jupiter Inlet]
Date: 1910s
Physical descrip: 1 photoprint: b&w; 8 x 10 in.
General note: The fish weighed approximately 350-360 pounds.

Title: [Tarpon jumping]
Date: ca. 192-
Physical descrip: 1 photonegative: b&w; 4 x 5 in.

Repository: State Library and Archives of Florida, 500 S. Bronough St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250 USA. Contact: 850.245.6700.

Courtesy of The State Library and Archives of Florida

Diana Topan

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