Seamen with dead polar bears

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Photograph of seamen with dead polar bears, around 1900
Photograph made of paper

Donated by Mr James Mathieson in 1968
Museum number 1968-40-1

This photograph shows three dead polar bears on the deck of a whaling ship. The two nearer are small and may be cubs, while the further away is larger and might be the mother. There are five whaling men standing behind the bears. Behind them, a small whaling boat is suspended on davits, with a man working within it.

Seamen with dead polar bears
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