From a lot of whaling photos at Decoys Unlimited, Inc.
Iron Harpoon at Kaminski via Liveauctioneers
As we blog frequently about New England, I'm surprised we haven't blogged about whaling culture and the arts & crafts that stemmed from that unfortunate industry. We have to admit, there are times we're shopping that we are stopped by the graphic and very foreign whaling imagery in engravings, folk art, etc. They are magnificent creatures, so we're happy that New England whaling imagery is but a beautiful reminder of its history and not its present.