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What is the legacy of the 19th century whaling industry?

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A collection designed to introduce students to the 19th century whaling industry- one of the biggest industries of the 19th century and the industry which supported industrialization.

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Scrimshaw Sperm Whale’s Tooth

National Museum of American History

Pacific Steam Whaleship Orca

National Museum of American History

Whale Cast at USNM

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Whale Hoist Patent Model

National Museum of American History

Minke Whale Skull (Dorsal View)

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Lamp, whale oil

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Scrimshaw Sperm Whale’s Tooth

National Museum of American History

New England Whale Ship

National Museum of American History

Frank Greenwell with Whale Skull

Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Scrimshaw Sperm Whale Tooth, mid 19th Century

National Museum of American History

The Sounds of the Sperm Whale

Smithsonian Magazine

"Save the Whale" Pin

National Museum of American History

Wedge (Whale Jaw Bone

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Sailing Ship and Whale [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Whaler's Cutting Spade

National Museum of American History

Whaler's Boarding Knife

National Museum of American History

Whaler's Blubber Fork

National Museum of American History

Whaler's Mincing Knife

National Museum of American History

Whaler's Chopper

National Museum of American History

Whaler's Head Spade

National Museum of American History

Whaler off the Vineyard--Outward Bound

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Whaler's Shoulder or Darting Gun

National Museum of American History

Whaler's Harpoon with Toggle Head

National Museum of American History

Moby Dick, or The Whale

National Museum of American History

Balaena mysticetus Linnaeus, 1758

NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Mammals Division

Whale Hoist Patent Model

National Museum of American History

Logbook, Whaling Bark Virginia of New Bedford

National Museum of American History

Hand Lance or Killing Iron

National Museum of American History

Scrimshaw Necklace

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Scrimshaw Sperm Whale Tooth, mid 19th Century

National Museum of American History

USS Alaska Scrimshaw Sperm Whale Tooth

National Museum of American History

Scrimshaw Sperm Whale Tooth, mid 19th Century

National Museum of American History

New Bedford Whaleship Crew List

National Museum of American History

Dornier Do J Wal (Whale) (Do 16) "Argos". [photograph]

National Air and Space Museum Archives

Cutting In 1890s Drawing

National Anthropological Archives

2p Sperm Whale single

National Postal Museum

Scrimshaw Whale Busk, 19th Century

National Museum of American History