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Whale Collection

Background imageWhale Collection: Sperm Whale Skeleton

Sperm Whale Skeleton
The skeleton of a sperm whale

Background imageWhale Collection: Jonah Released by Whale

Jonah Released by Whale
Jonah is released by the Whale

Background imageWhale Collection: WHALE C1870

WHALE C1870

Background imageWhale Collection: Saint Brendans Voyage

Saint Brendans Voyage
During his voyage to the promised land of saints, Brendan and his companions celebrate mass on the back of a good-natured whale

Background imageWhale Collection: Physeter macrocephalus, Sperm whale tooth

Physeter macrocephalus, Sperm whale tooth
Sperm whale tooth

Background imageWhale Collection: Riding a killer whale

Riding a killer whale
A man with a cowboy hat rides a killer whale. Date: 1960s

Background imageWhale Collection: Cirripedia or barnacles

Cirripedia or barnacles
Goose barnacle, Lepas anatifera 1, 2, Conchoderma auritum 3, buoy barnacle, Lepas fascicularis 4, Arcoscalpellum michelottianum 5, 6, Arcoscalpellum vitreum 7, 8, humpback whale barnacle

Background imageWhale Collection: Saint Brendan / Whale

Saint Brendan / Whale
SAINT BRENDAN Irish religious and traveller who starred in a popular legend in which he encountered a giant whale Date: 484 - 577

Background imageWhale Collection: 20, 000 Leagues Under the Sea, Jules Verne - title page

20, 000 Leagues Under the Sea, Jules Verne - title page
The title page of 20, 000 LIEUES SOUS LES MERS (20, 000 Leagues Under the Sea), showing an array of marine life. Date: First published 1870

Background imageWhale Collection: Stuart Stammwitz working on blue whale model, 1938, The Natu

Stuart Stammwitz working on blue whale model, 1938, The Natu
Stuart Stammwitz is shown here working on the whales eye, before the model was painted

Background imageWhale Collection: Dr. Merryweathers Tempest Prognosticator

Dr. Merryweathers Tempest Prognosticator
Featured in the Great Exhibition of 1851, Dr. Merryweather of Whitbys Tempest Prognosticator was designed to warn of approaching storms

Background imageWhale Collection: Alexanders Diving Bell

Alexanders Diving Bell
Alexander the Great, king of Greece, is said to have used a diving vessel for seeing underwater

Background imageWhale Collection: Book cover design, The Cloud King

Book cover design, The Cloud King: or up in the air & down in the sea, by W Stephens Hayward, London: Darton and Hodge, 1866. Showing a balloon attached to a whale. 1866

Background imageWhale Collection: Sperm Whale from 1868

Sperm Whale from 1868
A sperm whale attacked

Background imageWhale Collection: Norway - Hammerfest - Blue Whale

Norway - Hammerfest - Blue Whale
Hammerfest - a city and municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. A huge Blue Whale has been caught and brough ashore. The whaling crew responsible stand in front of their magnificent catch. Date: 1902

Background imageWhale Collection: Rendering Whale Oil

Rendering Whale Oil
Rendering whale oil in Holland

Background imageWhale Collection: A RIGHT WHALE

A RIGHT WHALE
A right whale

Background imageWhale Collection: Moby Dick himself takes shape: The monstrous leviathan, with whom Ahab

Moby Dick himself takes shape: The monstrous leviathan, with whom Ahab and the whalers waged a feud to the death, is being constructed in Fishguard Harbour

Background imageWhale Collection: Sperm whale or cachalot, Physeter macrocephalus (vulnerable)

Sperm whale or cachalot, Physeter macrocephalus (vulnerable)
Sperm whale or cachalot, Physeter macrocephalus (Physeter polycyphus). Vulnerable. Lithograph by Karl Joseph Brodtmann from Heinrich Rudolf Schinzs Illustrated Natural History of Men and Animals, 1836

Background imageWhale Collection: Sailor with pet bear on Whale Island Royal Navy

Sailor with pet bear on Whale Island Royal Navy

Background imageWhale Collection: Dead polar bear on a whaling boat in Greenland

Dead polar bear on a whaling boat in Greenland - Victorian period

Background imageWhale Collection: Polar bear cub on a whaling boat in Greenland

Polar bear cub on a whaling boat in Greenland - Victorian period

Background imageWhale Collection: On board a whaling ship near Greenland - Victorian period

On board a whaling ship near Greenland - Victorian period

Background imageWhale Collection: Whale bone, Whaling ship, Greenland

Whale bone, Whaling ship, Greenland

Background imageWhale Collection: A whaling ship near Greenland - Victorian period

A whaling ship near Greenland - Victorian period

Background imageWhale Collection: Greenland Inuits on board a whaling ship - Victorian period

Greenland Inuits on board a whaling ship - Victorian period

Background imageWhale Collection: A beached whale, UK, Victorian period

A beached whale, UK, Victorian period

Background imageWhale Collection: Portsmouth Whale Island Naval Barracks early 1900s

Portsmouth Whale Island Naval Barracks early 1900s

Background imageWhale Collection: Dundee Whaler's Harbour early 1900s

Dundee Whaler's Harbour early 1900s

Background imageWhale Collection: Whalebones at Teignmouth, Devon

Whalebones at Teignmouth, Devon - Painted by landscape artist Alfred Robert Quinton for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J. Salmon, and reproduced as a local view postcard

Background imageWhale Collection: Rare CGT Gerrer agent's calendar

Rare CGT Gerrer agent's calendar showing the ships of the line including the Ile de France. 9 x 14 inches

Background imageWhale Collection: Dead Whale + sea birds

Dead Whale + sea birds Date: 1925

Background imageWhale Collection: Cartoon: At Northward Ho!

Cartoon: At Northward Ho!
Cartoon by Laurie Tayler showing the challenges of playing an arctic round of golf. Date: circa 1924

Background imageWhale Collection: Rorqual Whale captured in the River Dart, Devon 1856

Rorqual Whale captured in the River Dart, Devon 1856
Pike-headed rorqual whale being attacked by a local cottager on the north shore of Millbay Creek, River Dart. The whale had beached itself when the tide fell

Background imageWhale Collection: The phrase Vive la France formed by British sailors to welcome their French counterparts at Whale

The phrase Vive la France formed by British sailors to welcome their French counterparts at Whale Island in 1905. Following the Entente Cordiale agreement of 1904

Background imageWhale Collection: NEWFOUNDLAND WHALING

NEWFOUNDLAND WHALING
Whaling in Newfoundland. Date: 1930s

Background imageWhale Collection: BEACHED WHALES

BEACHED WHALES
Whaling in Norway. Dead whales are lined along the beaches. Whale meat, fat and other parts are sent to market and used for a great number of commodities, including perfume Date: 1930s

Background imageWhale Collection: Douglas EA-3B Skywarrior 146454 Killer Whale

Douglas EA-3B Skywarrior 146454 Killer Whale
United States Navy - Douglas EA-3B Skywarrior 146454 Killer Whale (MSN 12406, call-sign 004'), of VQ-2, at the Royal International Air Tattoo - RAF Fairford 20 July 1991. Date: 1991

Background imageWhale Collection: WW1 - Whales mistaken for submarines

WW1 - Whales mistaken for submarines
The bodies of hundreds of whales, sharks, and other large fish, mistaken for submarines in the zealous hunt for German raiders, now lie strewn along the Atlantic coast

Background imageWhale Collection: The Jaws of the Great White Whale: Part of a Model of 'Moby Dick'at the London Zo

The Jaws of the Great White Whale: Part of a Model of "Moby Dick"at the London Zo
The Jaws of the Great White Whale: Part of a Model of " Moby Dick" at the London Zoo. Date: 1955

Background imageWhale Collection: Trades in Regency England: Grinding cutlery, iron

Trades in Regency England: Grinding cutlery, iron works and flax spinning. Workers seated at grinding wheels in a cutlery factory in Sheffied 58

Background imageWhale Collection: Chukchi man in armour made of wood and bone

Chukchi man in armour made of wood and bone
Chukchi man in armour made of wood, whale bone, iron hoops and seal sinews covered with leather. (Chukotka region, Russia). HIs wife and son beside him

Background imageWhale Collection: Sperm whale being hunted by whalers, 19th century

Sperm whale being hunted by whalers, 19th century
Sperm whale or cachalot, Physeter macrocephalus, being harpooned by whalers, 19th century. Handcoloured lithograph after an illustration by James Stewart from Georg Friedrich Treitschkes Gallery of

Background imageWhale Collection: Sowerbys beaked whale, Mesoplodon bidens

Sowerbys beaked whale, Mesoplodon bidens (Physeter bidens, two-toothed cachalot). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by James Sowerby from The British Miscellany, or Coloured figures of new, rare

Background imageWhale Collection: Bowhead whale and cachelot

Bowhead whale and cachelot
Whalers harpooning a bowhead whale a, Balaena mysticetus, and cachelot or pot whale b, Physeter macrocephalus. Chromolithograph from Gotthilf Heinrich von Schuberts Natural History (Naturgeschichte)

Background imageWhale Collection: Fin whale (endangered) and bowhead whale

Fin whale (endangered) and bowhead whale
Fin whale, Balaenoptera physalus (endangered) and bowhead whale, Balaena mysticetus. Lithograph by Karl Joseph Brodtmann from Heinrich Rudolf Schinzs Illustrated Natural History of Men and Animals

Background imageWhale Collection: Bowhead whale, Balaena mysticetus

Bowhead whale, Balaena mysticetus, being hunted by whalers with harpoons. Engraving by Fournier after an illustration by Edouard Travies from Charles d Orbignys Dictionnaire Universel d Histoire

Background imageWhale Collection: Rorqual or fin whale, Balaenoptera physalus. Endangered

Rorqual or fin whale, Balaenoptera physalus. Endangered. Handcoloured engraving by Fournier after an illustration by Edouard Travies from Charles d Orbignys Dictionnaire Universel d Histoire



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