Whalebone being lowered to the deck of 'Eclipse'

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Whalebone being lowered to the deck of 'Eclipse.'
Lantern slide made of glass

Museum number 1972-351-9

This lantern slide shows the jaw of a whale being lowered to the deck of the Dundee whaling ship 'Eclipse.' The jaw has long strands of baleen, or whalebone, attached. There are members of the crew helping to lower the jaw. On the upper right of the photograph, a large section of blubber is also about to be taken on board.

Whalebone being lowered to the deck of 'Eclipse'
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