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On the banks of Newfoundland. A school of whales crossing the wake of an Atlantic Steamer during a fog.

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: woodcut
Maker: Baker, H.
Place made: United States
Date made: 1876
Materials: ink; paper
Measurements: 10 1/2 in x 15 3/4 in
Nomenclature: natural history
Classification: whales

Uncolored woodcut from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper for 29 January 1876, showing a school of toothed, spouting whales, and behind them, partially obscured by fog, an Atlantic steamer (with both sail and steam power; no name on ship). Engraver name in bottom left corner. Title and "From A Sketch by Joseph Becker" in the lower margin. Publication information, half cut off, along right margin. Stories and news snippets printed on verso.


AF-NA-0016