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

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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

whaling
whaling vessels
whaleboats
postcards
photographs

Additional Identification Number

Postcard number 2052

Physical Description

1 postcard

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Date of Acquisition

1916-08-15

Reference Code

PC001.03.02.TMP.005

Acquisition Type

Gift

Places

New Bedford (Bristol county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

H.S. Hutchinson & Co. (New Bedford, Mass.) (Publisher)

Material Type

postcards
photographs

Subjects

Sperm whale

Accruals Note

W.H.Bunting, The Camera's Coast: Historic Images of Ship and Shore in New England (Boston: Historic New England, 2006) pg. 127.

Description Level

Item