Title: Various whales bones from Spitzbergen, Norway
Description: Albumen photograph of miscellaneous whale bones, including vertebra, found by James Lamont in Spitzbergen, Norway during an expedition in the summer of 1859. Lamont reported, “On all parts of Spitzbergen and its islands which I have visited, I have found numerous bones of Whales far inland and high above the sea-level…” Spitzbergen, or Spitsbergen was a whaling base until the 18th century.
The photograph, one of two, accompanied Lamont’s paper, “”Notes about Spitzbergen in 1859”, ‘Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society’, vol 16 (1860), pp428-438.
Archive reference: LDGSL/211 vertebra
Image reference: 10-08
Recommended print size: Up to 10 x 8 inches (25 x 14cm)