Title: Richard Langford of brigantine ALBATROSS with shark-vertebra cane, 1960 |
Accession Number: 2002.35.126
Category: PHOTOGRAPHS - 35 MM SLIDES
Type: 35mm color slide
Maker: Langford, Richard E.
Description: 35mm color slide from voyage of brigantine ALBATROSS 1960-1961; photographed by Richard E. Langford who was a teacher aboard the vessel when it sank May 2, 1961; he used slides in this collection (2002.35.1-657) for lectures about the sinking. The following transcription is from Richard Langford Collection AV 193:2002-5,6: [TCR 01:25:52]: “...throughout the islands. I [Richard Langford] have a shark vertebra cane. Somebody put a steel rod down the vertebra of a shark and made it into a cane. I started buying sample canes all over the Caribbean and right on out to Panama.”
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