The Hunted

Oliver & Boyd's object-lesson cards on the vegetable, animal, and mineral kingdoms

Oliver & Boyd's Object Lesson Card

circa 1880

This whale lesson belongs to a larger set of cards on the vegetable, animal, and mineral kingdoms. The illustration of the Great Greenland Whale is flanked by pieces of whalebone and spermaceti. The description on the card explains the methods in which whalers such as Captain Scoresby caught and dismembered their prey.