Image Archive

Detailed Record

Title: Men Cutting into Sperm Whale, Separating the Junk from the Case, on Starboard Side of Whaler CALIFORNIA, 1903

Accession Number: 1973.899.303
Type: photograph
Maker: H.S. Hutchinson & Co.
Date: 1903
Description: Black and white photograph facing starboard side of whaler CALIFORNIA cutting into a whale. Two men on ship with spades. Identical to photo in copyrighted series which has caption: "9. Cutting in a sperm whale / Separating the 'junk' from the 'case'. The 'junk' is the lower section of the head next to the scalp bone. This piece weighed about eight tons." See Cutting in a Whale, a series of twenty-five photographs taken aboard bark CALIFORNIA. Copyrighted 1903 by H. S. Hutchinson & Co., New Bedford, MA. See 1947.1596.

Mystic Seaport Image ID m181326    Information regarding reproductions