Polar bear on the deck of a Dundee whaling ship

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Polar bear on the deck of a Dundee whaling ship
Lantern slide made of glass

Museum number 1972-351-39

This lantern slide shows a live polar bear on the deck of a Dundee whaling ship. The bear is sitting down, with a chain around its neck and ropes around its body. There are three Inuit in the background. Folklore suggets that bear was later brought to the City of Dundee.

Polar bear on the deck of a Dundee whaling ship
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