whalers stripping a whale of its baleen

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Whalers stripping a whale of its baleen
Photograph made of paper

Donated by Miss T. Thompson, 1972
Museum number 1972-361-3

This photograph shows a scene from a successful whale hunt. The whale is alongside the whaling ship, with two whaleboats at its side. There are eight men in the photograph, engaged in stripping the baleen - whalebone - from the mouth of the whale.

whalers stripping a whale of its baleen
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