Title: American Sperm Whaling, III: Towing Back the Whale, painting, Hall of Ocean Life, 1928
Creator: Kirschner, Julius
Subject: Ships, Mural painting and decoration, Exhibition preparation, Ocean life, Whales, Cultural anthropology
Rights: Information on rights available at the repository.
Repository: American Museum of Natural History
Publisher: American Museum of Natural History Library
Permanent Hall: Irma and Paul Milstein Family Hall of Ocean Life
Original Number: 59.07(74.71)
Original Caption: American Sperm Whaling - III Towing back the Whale
Note: Photo card and negative envelope read: Painting by John Prentice Benson
Medium: Film negatives
Format: 8 x 10
Coverage: New York, New York, United States
Collection Title: Photographic Collection
Collection Name: Photographic Collection
Collection Description: The Photographic Collection at the Research Library of the American Museum of Natural History consists of over one million black-and-white photographs including approximately 850,000 negatives and 900 collections of photographic prints containing 125,000 individual photographs. In addition, there are more than 200,000 color transparencies, including 35 mm slides and over 55,000 lantern slides, many hand-colored, that were once used for lectures and loaned to schools throughout New York State. The images showcased here are a sampling of these vast collections housed at the Museum Library.
The Photographic Collection documents the history of the Museum, Museum staff at work, scientists in the field and in the laboratory, and permanent and temporary exhibitions. The images document scientific work worldwide in the fields of anthropology, archaeology, astronomy, geology, paleontology, and zoology. It includes images of objects and specimens from the Museum collections as well as illustrations from the Library's Rare Book Collection. The earliest negatives date from the late 1800's.