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Colored pictures from an Atlas or Geography, showing the uses made of the products of the whale.
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: lithograph
Place made: unknown
Date made: 1840-1899
Materials: ink; paper; backing
Measurements: 5 1/2 in x 8 in
Colored lithograph with a beached whale and several figures commenting on it at center, and three small images above and three below. Clockwise from top left, the images are: (1) an oil lamp, (2) a lighthouse, with a ship at sea; (3) two umbrellas or parasols, one opened; (4) two barrels and two smaller vessels with handles; (5) three women huddled around a stove producing a large cloud of steam or smoke (their clothing suggests a date of 1840-1869); and (6) a whalebone corset.