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Lifting a Whale

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: woodcut
Maker: unknown
Place made: unknown
Date made: 1800-1899
Materials: ink; paper
Measurements: 6 in x 4 1/2 in
Nomenclature: technical
Classification: whales

Colored engraving of a large crane lifting a whale carcass, tail first, out of the water at a harbor. It appears to be steam-powered based on the large smokestacks on the base. A crowd of onlookers watch from shore, and there are several boats, including one marked "NEPTUN.", in the foreground and background. Below the image is the caption, "LIFTING A WHALE." On the top right corner there appears to be part of an inset of another image.