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September 19 - December 10, 2006Fishing_Postcard

Curated by the Flagler Museum, the fall 2006 exhibit, The Blue God and The Silver King: The Origins of Sport Fishing on Florida’s Southeast Coast, will explore the origins of sport fishing in Florida during the Gilded Age.
Well before the unique combination of South Florida's ecological features, such as the Gulf Stream, spawned Florida’s massive sport fishing industry, many intrepid sport fishermen were willing to overcome the obstacles of traveling to this area to enjoy unparalleled salt-water sport fishing. This exhibit will provide visitors with a glimpse of Florida sport fishing in its infancy and explore the unique combination of ecological and social factors that eventually made Southeast Florida a sport fishing paradise

Gallery Talk -The Blue God and Silver King

December 5, 2006

Local art dealer, expert on William Aiken Walker's work in Florida, and avid sport fishermen, Timothy Eaton discussed Walker's paintings and drawings in the exhibit, and the rise of sport fishing during the Gilded Age.