Cutting in a Sperm Whale: View 15

Cleaning Up, Repairing Gear, Stowing Away Oil

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Description

Photograph of cutting in a sperm whale on the whaling bark California.  Image shows cleaning up and repairing gear after stowing away the whale oil.  

Handwritten in lower right negative "Copyright 1903/ H.S. Hutchinson & Co."; lower left "18". Whaling. Four men visible.