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Title: Men Cutting into Sperm Whale, Bailing out the Case, on Starboard Side of Whaler CALIFORNIA, 1903

Accession Number: 1973.899.305
Category: PHOTOGRAPHS
Type: photograph
Maker: H.S. Hutchinson & Co.
Place:
Date: 1903
Materials:
Description: Black and white photograph facing starboard rail of whaler CALIFORNIA; three men up to their knees in butchered whale. Large tub in front. Identical to photo in copyrighted series which has caption: "13. Cutting in a sperm whale / Bailing out the 'Case'. This is the upper portion of the head and / contained about twenty barrels of almost pure spermaceti." 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.

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