Cutting in a Sperm Whale: View 11

Bailing Spermacetti out of the "Case"

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Description

Photograph taken on board the whaling bark California.  Image shows bailing spermacetti out of the "case" or upper portion of the head, with three men visible.  

Handwritten in lower right negative, "Copyright 1903/ H.S. Hutchinson & Co."; lower left "13". Whaling.