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Private Signals of the Whaling Fleet of New Bedford

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: print
Maker: Kampen, Hiram van; Kampen, S. van
Place made: United States, Massachusetts, New Bedford
Date made: 1852-1910
Materials: ink; paper; mounting
Measurements: 14 in x 8 1/2 in
Nomenclature: business
Classification: whales

Colored print from Hiram Van Campen Life Insurance Agency showing 40 private signal flags of the New Bedford Whaling Fleet, each from a different company. States that the agency's capital represented is $15,000,000, and that "sea faring men insured without extra charge". Date of establishment given as 1852.