Making off walrus skins

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Making off Walrus skins
Original photograph by F. N. Gillies, Queen Street, Broughty Ferry
Photograph made of paper, mounted on card

Donated by Mr A. Taylor, Tayport, in 1974
Museum number 1974-407-4

Underneath this sepia print is the statement: 'Making off walrus skins.' The picture shows crew men of a Dundee whaler, probably 'Diana' scraping and preparing walrus skins for storage. There are eight men in the picture, with a pile of skins in the foreground and other skins draped over a board. Behind the men, a whaleboat is suspended from its davits with the harpoon gun covered to protect it from the elements.

Making off walrus skins
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