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

Collection Type

  • Photography

GUSN

GUSN-191279

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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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

whaling
wharves
fisheries
sailing vessels
ports
docks
postcards
photographs

Additional Identification Number

Postcard number G 21734

Physical Description

1 postcard

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.03.01.TMP.044

Acquisition Type

Gift

Places

New Bedford (Bristol county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Rotograph Co. (New York) (Publisher)

Material Type

postcards
photographs

Subjects

Oil

Accruals Note

W.H.Bunting, The Camera's Coast: Historic Images of Ship and Shore in New England (Boston: Historic New England, 2006) pg. 129.

Description Level

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