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Friday, May 1, 2009

Mermaids - Mythological or Not?

Love this photograph. Toni Frissell is one of our favorite photographers. More of her work can be seen here. This underwater model certainly looks like what I would visualize as a mermaid.

A fashion model underwater in the dolphin tank at Marineland, Florida circa 1939, Toni Frissell.

Mermaids were a big hit at the tourist attraction Weeki Wachee Springs in Florida. The attraction began back in 1947 and still continues to this day. You can read about the history of Weeki Wachee here.

Mermaid Bonita Colson at Weeki Wachee Springs : Weeki Wachee, Florida circa 1960.

More mermaids at Weeki Wachee.

1952 Weeki Wachee Mermaids video

So what say you, are mermaids simply a mythological aquatic creature? We think not.

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