Flensing a whale alongside a whaling ship

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Flensing a whale alongside a whaling ship
Photograph made of paper

Donated by Miss T. Thompson
Museum number 1972-361-4

This photograph was taken from above, possibly by somebody balancing on a yard arm of a whaling ship. it shows two whale boats and one dead whale alongside a whaling ship. Men from the boats are stripping the blubber from the whale, a process known as 'flensing.'

Flensing a whale alongside a whaling ship
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