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Photograph - 'Taking Blubber Off Whale', by George Rayner, Unknown Location, circa 1927-1939 Reg. No: ST 041534
- Photograph of a Whaling Station probably taken by George Rayner, at an unknown location - possibly on one of the sub-antarctic islands.
- Description Of Content:
- Depicts four men using long-handled flensing tools to strip the blubber off a whale carcass. The activity is taking place on a timber planked landing platform or slipway. Behind to the left is a tall three-storey corrugated-iron clad shed, while to the right is what appears to be a boilerhouse with three tall smokestacks, possibly part of a boiling down plant. In the background there is also a large tank (possibly used for storing whale oil) and a lot of associated pipework. In the foreground are the chains used to drag the whale carcass up onto the landing platform for processing. One man is standing on the whale.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mrs E. Rayner, 1984
|Dimensions:||5.8 cm (Height), 8.4 cm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||antarctic exploration, antarctic research, antarctica, expeditions, factories, whales|
|Themes this item is part of:||Antarctica Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Transport Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection|
|Primary Classification:||MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY|
|Secondary Classification:||Fishing, Sealing & Whaling|
|Original Caption:||'TAKING BLUDDER (SIC) OFF WHALE'|
|Inscriptions:||Caption written on reverse of photograph reads: "TAKING BLUDDER (sic) OFF WHALE"|
|People Depicted:||Rayner, George|
|Format:||Photograph: Black & White|
|Place Depicted:||Antarctica (?)|
|Creator:||Mr George Rayner, 1927-1939
Biologist with the SS Discovery on investigations in the waters of the Falkland Islands Dependencies. Research included hydrographic surveying and whale marking.