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Casks of whale oil, awaiting a market, New Bedford, Mass.

PC001.03.01.TMP.044 (RS82262)

Description

Featured in the postcard are rows of casks filled with whale oil. Many are leaking and/or marked with the letters NS. The dock on which they are laid is also home to a very large sailing ship.

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Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Acquisition Type
Gift
Physical Description
1 postcard
Dimensions
3.5x 5.5 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Postcard number: G 21734
GUSN
191279
Reference Code
PC001.03.01.TMP.044

Record details

Originator
Rotograph Co. (New York) (Publisher)
Descriptive Terms
docks
fisheries
ports
sailing vessels
whaling
wharves
Material Type
photographs
postcards
Subjects
Oil
Places
New Bedford (Bristol county, Massachusetts)
Notes
W.H.Bunting, The Camera's Coast: Historic Images of Ship and Shore in New England (Boston: Historic New England, 2006) pg. 129.

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