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Sperm Whale Skeleton- 1930s Vintage Postcard- Lobos National Park- Monterey, California- Whaling History- Whale Bones


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(5 1/2 x 3 1/2 In) This is an original vintage Longshaw Card Co. linen postcard from the 1930s. It shows a sperm whale skeleton at Lobos National Park in Monterey, California.

"This old skeleton of a sperm whale recalls the days of the 1850's when there were 500 whaling vessels in the Pacific, and Monterey Bay was well known to the whale hunters and the beach white with whale bones. At the Old Whaling Station (now privately owned) part of the walk and patio is paved with whale vertebrae.", reads the description printed on the back.

The postcard is unused and is in GOOD condition, wear at the edges, blunted corners, crease at upper right corner.

***Item will be packaged with care in an acid free sleeve, placed between two pieces of cardboard and shipped in a Bubble mailer.***

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