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On the left, is the side of a whaling ship. In the middle is the lower jaw of a whale sticking up vertically. On the right are 3 men with 4 long poles.

CALIFORNIA Whaling Photo. This photo, taken by Marian Shaw Smith, depicts the jaw of a whale being hoisted up by the men of the California ship’s crew. This is just one of Marian’s photographs of life aboard a whaleship available for viewing through the Whaling Museum’s photography archive.
Citation: Smith, Marian Shaw, “[California Whaling Image],” Negative, Glass, Dry Plate, New Bedford Whaling Museum, 2000.100.259

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