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Cutting In and Trying Out


Martha's Vineyard Museum

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About this artifact

This etching by A. A. Von Schmidt depicts the cutting in and trying out of a very large whale. Crew members are cutting and hoisting large blanket pieces of blubber from the whale's carcass. Black smoke billows out from the try works, where the blubber is being boiled and rendered into oil.

c. 1846
A. A. Von Schmidt

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