Objects

Welcome to the archived version of the MIT Museum's online collections portal! This site was used to test features and content for the newly redesigned MIT Museum Collections site, which has now launched with over 106,000 objects. Please use the new MIT Museum Collections site for further research and discovery. Webmuseum.mit.edu remains online during the transition period but will not receive new updates or content.

American Whaler

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: lithograph
Maker: Currier, Nathaniel
Place made: United States, New York
Date made: 1840-1860
Materials: ink; paper; mounting
Measurements: 9 3/4 in x 13 1/2 in
Nomenclature: ships
Classification: whales

Hand colored lithograph depicting a side view of an unidentified whale ship flying the American flag. One whaleboat is being lowered into the water next to another that is already on the sea; to the right, men in a third whaleboat pursue a spouting whale which has a shark-like top fin. In a box at the base of the image is printed "AMERICAN WHALER". In the lower margin is printed "Lith & Pub by N. Currier" and "152 Nassau St. Cor of Spruce N.Y."


AF-SA-0177

Related People

Currier, Nathaniel
American
American, 1813-1888
View