Real Photo Post Card: "A Bull Shark with a Remora Attached to Its Underside - Marine Studios - On Florida A1A - Marineland, Fla.; 2-D-44"

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Condition: Collectible-Very Good

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Original black and white photo postcard. No date, circa 1950s onward. 5 1/2" x 3 1/2." Title is printed at the bottom of the image. The style of "Kodak Paper" stamp box on the back was used from 1950 onward. Postcard is unused. Postcard is very clean and intact except for a small faint smudge on the right side of the image and a crease in the upper-left corner of the image. A Very Good copy. This postcard shows a bull shark with an attached remora at Marine Studios in the town of Marineland, Florida. Marketed as "the world's first oceanarium," Marine Studios eventually took on the same name of the town it resides in, "Marineland." Marineland first opened in 1938 and was founded by W. Douglas Burden, Sherman Pratt, Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, and Ilya Andreyevich Tolstoy. Marineland was also one of Florida's first parks to feature marine mammals. The park quickly gained popularity and had steady attendance for the next few decades. The opening of Sea World helped bring about a decline to Marineland during the 1970s and among a host of other factors, the park fell into disrepair during the 1980s and 1990s. After the park changed ownership and underwent remodeling, it reopened as Marineland Dolphin Adventure in 2006, which is still open to this day.