Dead polar bear and two cubs on deck of a whaling ship

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Dead polar bear and two cubs on deck of a whaling ship
Lantern slide made of glass with metal frame

Donated by Mr Robert Ferguson in 1975
Museum number 1975-2-4-51

This lantern slide was taken on the deck of a Dundee whaling ship. It shows three polar bears, an adult and two cubs. The adult is suspended by a chain around its neck so it is standing upright on its hind legs. The cubs are lying at the adult's feet. All three animals are dead.

Dead polar bear and two cubs on deck of a whaling ship
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