Chad Wade Brome holding a horse conch shell: Sanibel Island, Florida

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Local call number: c009489b
 
Title: [Chad Wade Brome holding a horse conch shell : Sanibel Island, Florida ]
 
Date: Photographed on March 15, 1948.
 
Physical descrip: 1 photoprint : b&w ; 3 x 3 in.
 
Series Title: (Department of Commerce collection.)

General note: The horse conch was designated by the 1969 Legislature as the State Shell. Its scientific name is Pleuroploca gigantea. Pleuroploca refers to the ribbed spiral shell, and gigantea means giant.

Repository: State Library and Archives of Florida, 500 S. Bronough St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250 USA. Contact: 850-245-6700. [email protected]
 
Persistent URL: www.floridamemory.com/items/show/56203

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    retrogoddesses.com

    • 13/Feb/2009 00:29:52

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Retro Beach, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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    anthony_cudahy

    • 13/Feb/2009 04:23:06

    ha! ah, i miss home.

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    distinct join

    • 13/Feb/2009 06:39:34

    Sanibel rocks..so does Captiva.

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    ctb59

    • 14/Feb/2009 03:58:39

    Looks like a Horse Conch - FL's state shell = )

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    State Library and Archives of Florida

    • 30/Mar/2009 15:29:07

    Thank you ctb59! The note has been added.

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    • 16/May/2009 22:16:51

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