New Bedford Whaling Museum, New Bedford, MA Photos

The New Bedford Whaling Museum on Johnny Cake Hill opened in 1916. The museum's central showpiece is the Lagoda, an almost-full scale model (1916) of an 1826 whaling ship. The Museum outlines the history of the American whaling industry and the important role played by New Bedford.

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Jonathan Bourne Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Cupola atop New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Whale finial atop New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Entrance wing of New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.
Jonathan Bourne Whaling Museum (c1916) (18 Johnny Cake Hill). New Bedford, MA.Cupola atop New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Whale finial atop New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Entrance wing of New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.
Whale skeletons at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Whale skeletons at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Whale skeletons at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Whale skeletons at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.
Whale skeletons at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA. Whale skeletons at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Whale skeletons at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Whale skeletons at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.
Whale skeletons at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Antique whaling industry signs at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Antique whaling industry signs at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Lagoda almost-full scale model of whaling ship of 1826 at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.
Whale skeletons at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Antique whaling industry signs at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Antique whaling industry signs at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Lagoda almost-full scale model (1916) of whaling ship of 1826 at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.
Sails & bow of Lagoda whaling ship model at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Sails & stern of Lagoda whaling ship model at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Whaleboat beside whale skeleton it hunted at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Various whale harpoons at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.
Sails & bow of Lagoda whaling ship model at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Sails & stern of Lagoda whaling ship model at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Whaleboat (c1825) beside whale skeleton it hunted at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Various whale harpoons (19th C) at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.
Iron harpoon twisted by struggling whale at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Model of whale hunting by bark Wanderer at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Lithograph of whale hunt on advertisement for dealers in whale oil Mitchell & Croasdale of Philadelphia at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Ceramic pitcher by Buffalo Pottery showing capture of sperm whale at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.
Iron harpoon twisted by struggling whale at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Model of whale hunting by bark Wanderer (1878) at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Lithograph of whale hunt on advertisement (c1855) for dealers in whale oil Mitchell & Croasdale of Philadelphia at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Ceramic pitcher (1907) by Buffalo Pottery showing capture of sperm whale at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.
Souvenir plate of the Whaleman statue of New Bedford by Bela Pratt at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Souvenir plate of New Bedford with Whaleman statue & public buildings at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Model of try-works kettles used to render whale blubber aboard whaling ships at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Whale oil lamp with sperm oil by Gorham Mfg. Co. of Providence, RI at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.
Souvenir plate of the Whaleman statue of New Bedford by Bela Pratt at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Souvenir plate of New Bedford with Whaleman statue & public buildings at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Model of try-works kettles used to render whale blubber aboard whaling ships at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Whale oil lamp with sperm oil (1840-70) by Gorham Mfg. Co. of Providence, RI at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.
Whale oil products like soap, shoe paste, lamp oil, candles at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Whale oil NyOil for lubricating, polishing, cleaning & preventing rust at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Woman's corset stiffed by whale baleen at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Figurehead of ship Leonidas from Scituate, MA at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.
Whale oil products like soap, shoe paste, lamp oil, candles at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Whale oil NyOil for lubricating, polishing, cleaning & preventing rust (1896-1906) at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Woman's corset stiffed by whale baleen (1896-1902) at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Figurehead of ship Leonidas (1826) from Scituate, MA at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.
Figurehead of bark Awashonks from Falmouth, MA at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Model of whaling bark Charles W. Morgan last American whaleship at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Whale Ship Bound Down Buzzards Bay painting by Lemuel D. Eldred at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Ships Caught in Ice Floes painting by William Bradford at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.
Figurehead of bark Awashonks (1830) from Falmouth, MA at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Model of whaling bark Charles W. Morgan (1841) last American whaleship at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Whale Ship Bound Down Buzzards Bay painting (1886) by Lemuel D. Eldred at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Ships Caught in Ice Floes painting (1867) by William Bradford at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.
Bark William Gifford painting by Charles Sydney Raleigh at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Packet-ship Cultivator in a Gale painting by Charles Sydney Raleigh at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Ship Richard Mitchell of Nantucket watercolor attrib. to Roland T. Swain at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Collection of whale scrimshaw objects at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.
Bark William Gifford painting (1877) by Charles Sydney Raleigh at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Packet-ship Cultivator in a Gale painting (1907) by Charles Sydney Raleigh at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Ship Richard Mitchell of Nantucket watercolor (19th C) attrib. to Roland T. Swain at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Collection of whale scrimshaw objects at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.
Resolute Desk made from timbers of HMS Resolute given by Queen Victoria to widow of Henry Grinnell of New Bedford in gratitude for attempts to rescue Sir John Franklin Arctic exploration party at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Nautical antiquities at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Portrait of Captain Isaac Chase Howland at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.View of New Bedford from Fairhaven painting by William Allen Wall at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.
Resolute Desk (c1879) made from timbers of HMS Resolute given by Queen Victoria to widow of Henry Grinnell of New Bedford in gratitude for attempts to rescue Sir John Franklin Arctic exploration party at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Nautical antiquities at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Portrait (c1835) of Captain Isaac Chase Howland (1803-45) at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.View of New Bedford from Fairhaven painting (c1847) by William Allen Wall at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.
Wamsutta Mills painting by William Allen Wall at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Little Navigator shop sign carving attrib. to Samuel King at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Early American silver pieces at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Chinese export porcelain bowls from Canton at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.
Wamsutta Mills painting (c1853) by William Allen Wall at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Little Navigator shop sign carving (c1810) attrib. to Samuel King at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Early American silver pieces at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Chinese export porcelain bowls from Canton (c1740) at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.
Northwest coast native Shaman's Amulet carved in sperm whale ivory at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Northwest coast native spruce root woven whaler's hat at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Nazca ceramic vessel with orca killer whale at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.
Northwest coast native Shaman's Amulet carved in sperm whale ivory (mid 19th C) at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Northwest coast native spruce root woven whaler's hat (19th C) at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA. Nazca ceramic vessel with orca killer whale at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.

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