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Shooting Whales by means of a bomb-gun, and cutting up

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: woodcut
Maker: Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper
Place made: United States, New York
Date made: 1887
Materials: ink; paper; mounting
Measurements: 15 1/2 in x 10 in
Nomenclature: whaling scenes
Classification: whales

Woodcut showing two whaling scenes. Top, a view from on the deck of a sailor pointing a bomb gun towards a whale. Below, a dead whale in shallow water by the shore, with a party of men in whaleboats preparing to cut in, and a dock in the background. Text in lower margin reads, "1. Shooting whales by means of a bomb-gun. 2. Cutting up. Picturesque New England Industries -- Whaling off Cape Cod. From Sketches by a Staff Artist." Published in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, New York, on 30 July 1887.