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American Whaler.
1850-1851
Printer:Printed by Elijah Chapman Kellogg , American, 1811 - 1881
Publisher:Published by Elijah Chapman Kellogg , American, 1811 - 1881
Publisher:Published by Ensign, Thayer & Co. , American, 1850 - 1852
Lithography; printer's ink and watercolor on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 8 1/2 x 12 9/16in. (21.6 x 31.9cm) Sheet (height x width): 10 x 14in. (25.4 x 35.6cm)
Credit Line: Connecticut Historical Society collection
Description: A three-masted sailing vessel is at the left, and a whale is spouting at the right. A whaleboat manned by six men is approaching from the left. Four men man long oars; a fifth controls the rudder; a sixth stands in the prow holding a harpoon. Another whaleboat is in the water in the left foreground; a third is being lowered from the side of the ship. Three other boats are stowed near the stern of the ship. A man stands at the wheel. An American flag flies overhead. Smoke issues from the smokestack of the tryworks, in the forepart of the vessel. An anchor is slung from the bowsprint. Waves are breaking against the bow.
Inscription: On recto, lithographed title beneath image, "AMERICAN WHALER. / 443." On verso, in pencil: upper right, "consv CPC 1987"; lower right, accession number "Dwr 42".
Object Number: 2003.259.0
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