Polar bear skin being stretched and cleaned on deck of whaling ship

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Polar bear skin being stretched and cleaned on deck of whaling ship
Lantern slide of glass with metal frame

Donated by Mr Robert Ferguson
Museum number 1975-2-4-54

This lantern slide shows a scene from the deck of a whaling ship. Five crewmen are standing around a stretching frame on which is the skin of a polar bear. One of the five is cleaning the skin. Behind the men, two whaleboats are hanging on davits.

Polar bear skin being stretched and cleaned on deck of whaling ship
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