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Advertisement of "Spermaceti Candles..."

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: photograph
Maker: Hardi, Nath. Sc
Place made: United States
Date made: date unknown
Materials: ink; photographic paper (matte)
Measurements: 7 in x 8 3/4 in
Nomenclature: business
Classification: whales

Monochrome photograph of an advertisement, probably 18th century, for spermaceti candles made in Boston. The center of the advertisement features an image of a beached whale with a whaling scene in the background. The text reads, "Sperma-ceti Candles Warranted pure; are made by JOSEPH PALMER & Co. at Germantown near BOSTON, & to be Sold at their Store in Boston, New England. Round Candles - 5 to the 16. No. 353. H 36 1/4 Gr 8 3/4 Tr. 27 1/2 Nlt." On the lower part of the advertisement is this same text in French: "Chandelles ronds 5 au 16. Candelles de Sperma-ceti garanties d'etre sans aucun Melange sont Fabriquées par Joseph Palmer & Co. a German-town proche de BOSTON. & se vendent à leur Magazin en Boston. Novelle Angleterre."


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