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Title: General guide to the exhibition halls of the American Museum of Natural History
Year: 1911 (1910s)
Authors: American Museum of Natural History Sherwood, George Herbert, 1876-1937 Lucas, Frederic A. (Frederic Augustus), 1852-1929 Miner, Roy Waldo, 1875-1955
Subjects: American Museum of Natural History Natural history museums
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : American Museum of Natural History
Contributing Library: American Museum of Natural History Library
Digitizing Sponsor: IMLS / LSTA / METRO
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BIGHORN OR MOUNTAIN SHEEP (Ovis canadensis)
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HARPOONING THE SPERM WHALE DURING THE DAYS OF SAILING SHIPS. One of a scries of murals in the Hall of Ocean Life depicting whaling in olden times when sail-rigged vessels were used and the whales were killed with a harpoon thrown by hand one of the marine animals upon whichthe Sperm Whale preys. The large skele-ton to the right is that of a Sperm Whale,the largest of the living toothed whales,formerly much sought by whalers as thesource of spermaceti. Beyond the SpermWhale, on the same side, hangs a skeletonof the Finback Whale. Just above these two large skeletons arefound skeletons of several species oftoothed whales, including several raretypes, and the Narwhal. At the near endof this row is a model of the Sperm Whale,and at the far end is a small model of theSulphur-bottom Whale, the largest ani-mal in the world. Along the left side of the hall, threeskeletons of whales are suspended, the one nearest the entrance being a Right Whale,a Pigmy Right Whale in the middle, anda Californ
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