Disko Island, Davis Straits

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Disko Island, Davis Straits
Lantern slide made of glass

Museum number 1972-351-84

This lantern slide was probably taken from the deck of a Dundee whaling ship. It gives a view of part of Disko Island, which is on the west coast of Greenland. Whaling ships often called there before the sailed to the whaling grounds on the opposite side of the Davis Straits. The photograph shows a distinctive conical hill, with an iceberg on the extreme left.

 Disko Island, Davis Straits
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