Aquarium at Belle Isle Park, Detroit, Michigan



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Aquarium at Belle Isle Park, Detroit, Michigan
Publisher: Chaffee & Co., Inc.
Date: 1940
Type(s): Postcard
Language: English
Identifier(s): 24
72686
Source: Mike Skreptak Collection; Box Dexter
Notes: C. 1940; The Aquarium at Belle Isle Park houses a collection which includes every species of fresh water fish found in the waters throughout the country. In addition there are tropical fish, alligators, turtles, sea lions, otter and South American beaver. An educational exhibit shows the hatching of fish eggs of different species. It is considered one of the finest aquariums in the United States exhibiting fresh water fish. (from back of postcard);the basement of the Aquarium functioned as a speakeasy during Prohibition; the Aquarium closed in 2005 but reopened in 2012.
Subject(s): Aquarium (Belle Isle)
Parks
Prohibition
Place(s): Belle Isle (Michigan)
Rights: Public Domain
Repository: University of Windsor. Leddy Library
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