"Flying Fish, Barbados, B.W.I"

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Title: "Flying Fish, Barbados, B.W.I"
Author: Knights Ltd.; The Main Library, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados is responsible for making this digital resource available.
Abstract: A photo of a flying fish, so called because of its ability to propel itself powerfully out of the water into the air where its long, wing-like fins enable gliding flight for considerable distances above the water's surface. It is part of the national dish of Barbados, once called "the land of the flying fish". Handwritten on back: "These fly in front of the boat all the time. We visit the jungle in South America next week at Georgetown where the Redfern [] expedition set forth. We passed the volcano Mt. Pelée in the dark unfortunately. You know it could St Pierre in 1902. Love Lars." Addressed to Mr. C.R. We[r]man Ward Home Maplewood N.Jersey USA. A red 1d Barbados postage stamp is affixed, upside down, at the top right corner of the back of the card.
Description: Landscape; black and white
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/13742
Date: 2012-11-28


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