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Title: James B. Vincent, the Only Survivor of the Whaler VIGILANT

Accession Number: 1973.899.254
Category: PHOTOGRAPHS
Type: photograph
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Description: Platinum print photograph of James B. Vincent. Inscribed on reverse: "James B. Vincent - only survivor of whaler VIGILANT - crushed in Arctic. Lived 3 years with Siberian natives before being rescued by U. S. revcutter "BEAR". Photo taken in costume he was found in." Man standing on deck of ship in rags of skins secured with rope. Bearded and thin-faced. W. H. Tripp Collection from P. B. Gifford, New Bedford. Identical to 1973.899.253.

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