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Catalog Number D.XV.123
Caption Whale
Description Dead whale on dock.

See WF 0282 and 2003.090.027 for information on whale which is probably the same whale as this photograph.

The whale was killed during the latter part of July, 1914, in our company's trap at Cypress reef." he said. "He got into the trap and refused to leave, so we decided to kill him.

The whale was turned over to the Russian Cement plant, which was then operating. The head was sawed off, the flesh removed, and the picture of the jaws taken. Mr. Fulton then took the jaws home and set them up in his yard at 1501 Twelfth Street. Oil from the bones persisted in oozing out and attracted flies. Mr. Fulton finally decided to bury the specimen in his yard. He buried it but later it interfered with his work when he was putting in a garden.

See NOTES for full article in ANACORTES AMERICAN.
Date 1914
Subjects unknown
Object Name Print, Photographic