Atlantic Salmon Model Hellum Brothers Norway c. 1950 plaque is 15 by 46 in. brass plaque inscribed, "Atlantic Salmon, Peter Kreindler, Slinger Pool, Alta River Norway, July 19, 1967, Weight 28 Lbs, Rod - 12 Foot Abu Garcia, Fly - Green Highlander."
A forty-three-and-one-half-inch model of an Atlantic salmon mounted on a rectangular backboard. According to Swanson, "The original model was made of a 44 lb. salmon caught on the Alta by General O'Boyle. The General apparently never got his model, but Pete Kreindler, of "21 Club" fame in New York City, did and the General's model was used to represent a 28-pounder Pete Kreindler caught in 1967."
Provenance: Ronald S. Swanson Collection
Literature: Ronald S. Swanson, "Fish Models, Plaques & Effigies," Far Hills, NJ, 2009, p. 40, fig. 45, exact fish illustrated.
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