Item NART7 -
Silver Gelatin Print of the Whaling Bark
Greyhound, Hauled Out
One of the New Bedford whaling barks that
remained operational into the 20th Century, this vessel survived well
into the photographic era, and there exist a group of photographs of this
wonderful square rigged vessel. This particular one is an uncommon view of the
stern of the Greyhound, hauled out on the New Bedford waterfront in the earliest
years of the 1900s. Several pictures exist of this event, taken by Albert Cook
Church, and published in his classic book, “Whale Ships and Whaling.”(1938).
The picture shows the Greyhound ashore, with a crew of caulkers (there are at
least three on each side of the bark, recaulking it for what turned out to be
its last whaling voyage. Built in 1851, she whaled for over 50 years, and
finally, while cutting in a whale in high seas, the seams under the port main
chain plates opened, and the ship limped back to port—with the crew pumping day
and night to save her.This high quality silver gelatin print was made from an
original glass plate negative taken by Albert Church Cook. Almost the same
picture appears in”Whale Ships and Whaling,” (Plate 24),except that the master
carpenter is not in the picture, examining the rudder. This 8” x 10” print was
made directly from the original negative, and is adhered to a pasteboard backing
with 3” on the top and sides, and 4” on the bottom. It is extremely suitable
for framing, and is a great picture of a classic whaling bark. Fine.
Price - $35.00
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