Upper jaw of a whale being lowered onto the deck of a Dundee whaling ship

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Upper jaw of a whale being lowered onto the deck of a Dundee whaling ship
Lantern slide made of glass with metal frame

Donated by Mr Robert Ferguson in 1975
Museum number 1975-2-4-34

This lantern slide shows the upper jaw of a whale being taken aboard a Dundee whaling ship. The great bow of the whale's upper jaw dominates the upper third of the picture, with long dark tendrils of baleen hanging down to touch the deck. There are a number of crew men in the picture, with one group standing at the left side, looking toward the camera, one group on the right and one man partially within the curtain of descending baleen.

Upper jaw of a whale being lowered onto the deck of a Dundee whaling ship
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