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Sperm whaling, "the capture," New Bedford, Mass.

PC001.03.02.TMP.005 (RS82257)

Description

Full-color postcard depicting the hunting of a sperm whale. Six men man a whale boat that has launched from a nearby ship. The small boat is in danger of capsizing in the rough water created by the struggling whale.

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Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Acquisition Type
Gift
Date of Acquisition
1916-08-15
Physical Description
1 postcard
Dimensions
3.5x 5.5 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Postcard number: 2052
GUSN
191290
Reference Code
PC001.03.02.TMP.005

Record details

Originator
H.S. Hutchinson & Co. (New Bedford, Mass.) (Publisher)
Descriptive Terms
whaleboats
whaling
whaling vessels
Material Type
photographs
postcards
Subjects
Sperm whale
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. 127.

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