Crazy Old Film: Shark Fishing From the Goodyear Blimp
Footage from 1934 shows a sport we've (luckily) left behind
One of Smithsonian’s most popular videos of the year shows odd footage from 1934 of anglers reeling in a shark from the Goodyear Tires blimp.
In the video, recorded near Fisher Island, FL., a shark is dragged across the surface of the water at high speeds before finally floating limp into the air. The final footage shows the shark hanging next to the man who presumably reeled it in.
This video is not only an interesting piece of history, but also a great reminder of how far we’ve come with the ethical treatment of wild animals.