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The Greenland Whale
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: print
Place made: unknown
Date made: 1800-1899
Materials: ink; paper
Measurements: 3 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in
Nomenclature: natural history
Colored image of a spouting Greenland whale with its head and tail above the water's surface. There is a ship in the far left corner.The coloring has been acidified or faded till all shades are brown. The image is subtitled "THE GREENLAND WHALE."