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Whales Collection

Background imageWhales Collection: Sperm Whale Skeleton

Sperm Whale Skeleton
The skeleton of a sperm whale

Background imageWhales Collection: Whaling Harpoon

Whaling Harpoon
A harpoon gun on the deck of the Norwegian whaling ship M. V. Rodny, at Ayr Harbour, Scotland

Background imageWhales Collection: Various Whaling Items

Various Whaling Items
Various implements used in whaling

Background imageWhales Collection: Whaling Ship / 1849

Whaling Ship / 1849
The Samuel Enderby, a whaling ship depicted departing for the Auckland Islands

Background imageWhales Collection: WHALE C1870

WHALE C1870

Background imageWhales Collection: Riding a killer whale

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

Background imageWhales Collection: 19th Century Whaling

19th Century Whaling
French whalers

Background imageWhales Collection: The Great Ice Barrier, Antarctica, 1911

The Great Ice Barrier, Antarctica, 1911
Photograph showing a member of the Amundsen Antarctic Expedition of 1910-12 standing on top of the Great Ice Barrier, c.1911. Three men, under the command of Lt

Background imageWhales Collection: Sperm Whale from 1868

Sperm Whale from 1868
A sperm whale attacked

Background imageWhales Collection: Whaling from Small Boat

Whaling from Small Boat
Whaling from a small boat

Background imageWhales Collection: Rendering Whale Oil

Rendering Whale Oil
Rendering whale oil in Holland

Background imageWhales Collection: A RIGHT WHALE

A RIGHT WHALE
A right whale

Background imageWhales Collection: Whaling / Faroe Islands

Whaling / Faroe Islands
The slaughter Whaling in the Faroe Islands

Background imageWhales Collection: Whales tongue, whaling ship, Greenland

Whales tongue, whaling ship, Greenland

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

On board a whaling ship near Greenland - Victorian period

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

A whaling ship near Greenland - Victorian period

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

Greenland Inuits on board a whaling ship - Victorian period

Background imageWhales Collection: British and Norwegian bases in the South Pole

British and Norwegian bases in the South Pole. The routes taken by Captain Amunsden and Captain Scott. The Norwegian base was on the Bay of Whales, the British Base was at Roberston Bay

Background imageWhales Collection: NEWFOUNDLAND WHALING

NEWFOUNDLAND WHALING
Whaling in Newfoundland. Date: 1930s

Background imageWhales 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 imageWhales 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 imageWhales Collection: Historical views of Poland

Historical views of Poland. Polish men in the city of Cracow 55, Peter the Wild Boy found in a forest near Hamelin 56, and the inflammable springs near Cracow 57

Background imageWhales Collection: Norfolk Island garden with whale bones, 1939

Norfolk Island garden with whale bones, 1939
A feature of many gardens on Norfolk Island in the Pacific which recalls the time when whales were caught off the coast: a porch formed of whales jaw-bones over a garden gate. 1939

Background imageWhales Collection: MYSTICETE WHALE

MYSTICETE WHALE Date: 1811

Background imageWhales Collection: GRAMPUS WHALE

GRAMPUS WHALE Date: 1811

Background imageWhales Collection: CURRIER and IVES. Capturing the whale. Litography

CURRIER and IVES. Capturing the whale. Litography

Background imageWhales Collection: Whaler with Harpoon

Whaler with Harpoon
A fisherman on the deck of a whaling ship next to a large harpoon. Date: early 1930s

Background imageWhales Collection: Steamer Orion - Pacific Whaling Company, Victoria, B. C

Steamer Orion - Pacific Whaling Company, Victoria, B. C
Steamer Orion - Pacific Whaling Company, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada Date: circa 1910s

Background imageWhales Collection: Scene of whale rescue attempt, River Thames

Scene of whale rescue attempt, River Thames, in which a Northern Bottlenose Whale was lost

Background imageWhales Collection: Sea Serpents

Sea Serpents
Two explanations for the sighting of sea serpents: the first, a school of porpoises; the second, the tentacles of a giant squid

Background imageWhales Collection: Whale meat menu and recipe card: 1918

Whale meat menu and recipe card: 1918
Culinary science applied to the whale: the menu and recipes at a steak whale luncheon given by the American Museum of Natural History on 8th February 1918

Background imageWhales Collection: Whales mistaken for u-boats during WW1

Whales mistaken for u-boats during WW1
A page from The Illustrated London News, featuring two whales photographed from the air, showing how they could be mistaken for u-boats, and consequently bombed. WW1

Background imageWhales Collection: Harpoons. 6500-4000 BC. Denmark

Harpoons. 6500-4000 BC. Denmark
Harpoons of deer antler for hunting small whales and seals. 6500-4000 BC. From Zealand coasts and fjords of Eastern Jutland. National Museum of Denmark. Copenhagen. Denmark

Background imageWhales Collection: Whaling / New England

Whaling / New England
A small whaler makes haste towards its target, in choppy seas off New England, U.S.A. Date: 1890

Background imageWhales Collection: GESSNER, Conrad (1516-1565). Swiss naturalist

GESSNER, Conrad (1516-1565). Swiss naturalist and bibliographer. His five-volume Historiae animalium is considered the beginning of modern zoology

Background imageWhales Collection: Whales Jaw Arch, Gibraltar

Whales Jaw Arch, Gibraltar. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageWhales Collection: Whales and their relatives

Whales and their relatives
Poster advertising Whales and their relatives exhibition which opened in 1984

Background imageWhales Collection: Hauling a Whale In

Hauling a Whale In
Hauling a whale onto a fishing vessel. Date: circa 1900

Background imageWhales Collection: Whaling

Whaling, South Georgia, 1912 (2) Date: 1912

Background imageWhales Collection: Nipped in the Ice while whaling

Nipped in the Ice while whaling
American Whalers Crushed in the Ice. Date: ca. 1880

Background imageWhales Collection: American Whalers Crushed in the Ice

American Whalers Crushed in the Ice. Burning the wrecks to avoid danger to other vessels. Date: ca. 1872

Background imageWhales Collection: The Whale Fishery Laying On

The Whale Fishery Laying On
Whale Fishery. Date: 1852

Background imageWhales Collection: Sorting Whale Blubber

Sorting Whale Blubber
Fishermen sorting out whale blubber on shore. Date: 1930s

Background imageWhales Collection: LAND WHALE

LAND WHALE
THE STEAM GOD (Walter Kateley) The lost aviator, in the hidden valley, is shown the land whales Date: 1929

Background imageWhales Collection: Baleen whale

Baleen whale
A baleen whale splashes out of the water on a rocky coastline while black-headed gulls flock around

Background imageWhales Collection: Two whales in the sea, with birds and mountains

Two whales in the sea, with birds and mountains
The fins of two whales in the sea, with birds flying above and mountains in the background

Background imageWhales Collection: Whale Gun and Snow-shoe, 1875

Whale Gun and Snow-shoe, 1875
Engraving of a typical harpoon gun, used for shooting whales or walrus in the Arctic region, and a patent snow-shoe or ski, 1875

Background imageWhales Collection: Sperm Whale at Sea

Sperm Whale at Sea
Sperm whale at sea



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