Sunday, April 30, 2017

A King Cobra at The Miami Serpentarium

King Cobras at Miami Serpentarium
Venom is extracted for the manufacture of serum as a highlight of each tour several times a day.

The sender writes:
Here we are enjoying beautiful Miami.  We don't meet many snakes like this one fortunately.  We are enjoying the shops and streets so much.  I hope to go to the new Seaquarium and see the tropical fish before coming home.
(The Miami Seaquarium in Florida was founded in 1955.)

This postcard is postmarked in 1956.

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Still in operation today, The Miami Serpentarium was established in 1946 as the first-of-it’s kind premier venom production laboratory in the world.

Shown on the postcard is founder Bill Haast.
USA stamp 1938
John Adams 1797-1801
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