Whaling Museum Publications

Below is a list of titles published by the the Old Dartmouth Historical Society – New Bedford Whaling Museum.

Many of these titles are available for purchase. 
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The Photographer’s Brush: Watercolors by Norman Fortier | Buy online
This exhibition companion catalog presents a unique opportunity to see many works from private collections by a truly remarkable local artist. Learn more

 

 

 

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A Spectacle in Motion: The Grand Panorama of a Whaling Voyage ‘Round the World, Vol 1&2  | Buy online
This two-volume publication dives into the detail and narrative of the Panorama and allows people to quite literally hold the entire artwork in the palm of their hands. Learn more

 

 

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Dutch and Flemish Old Master Paintings in the New Bedford Whaling Museum | Buy online
By Dr. Stuart M. Frank, Senior Curator Emeritus
Apart from their technological interest and aesthetic appeal, these paintings bear silent testimony and aesthetic energy inspired by whales and whaling in the Golden Age. Learn more

 

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O’er the Wide and Tractless Sea: Original Art of the Yankee Whale Hunt | Buy online
By Michael P. Dyer, Curator of Maritime History, New Bedford Whaling Museum
O’er the Wide and Tractless Sea offers a new perspective on American maritime history and whaling, hinging upon firsthand pictures both as evidence of a culture and as a representative details of the American whaling experience. Learn more

 

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A Man for All Oceans: Captain Joshua Slocum and the First Solo Voyage Around the World | Buy online
By Stan Grayson
Author Stan Grayson has been researching Slocum’s life for years and has uncovered primary sources that have yielded information to fill significant gaps in our understanding of Slocum’s life and voyages. Learn more

 

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Treasures of the Whaling Museum: Touchstones to the Region’s Past | Buy online
This comprehensive keepsake volume illuminates the history and scope of the world’s largest museum dedicated to the global interaction of humans and whales. Learn more 

 

 

 

Alphabetical Listing

Bernhard, Kilian.  The Voyage of the Schooner Polar Bear: Whaling and Trading in the North Pacific and Arctic, 1913-1914. Edited by John Bockstoce. New Bedford, Mass.: Published by the New Bedford Whaling Museum by the Old Dartmouth Historical Society; [Anchorage]: Historical Commission 1983.

Blanchette, David. Xico: A Boy, A Rat and A Whaleship. New Bedford, Mass.: New Bedford Whaling Museum, 2013. Xico’s Journey Interactive

Blasdale, Mary Jean. Artists of New Bedford: A Biographical Dictionary. New Bedford, Mass.: Published at the New Bedford Whaling Museum by the Old Dartmouth Historical Society, 1990.

Bockstoce, John R. Whales, Ice, and Men: The History of Whaling in the Western Arctic. Seattle: University of Washington Press in association with the New Bedford Whaling Museum, 1986.  

Bradford, William. The Arctic Regions: Illustrated with Photographs taken on an Art Expedition to Greenland. Boston, Mass.: David R. Godine in association with the New Bedford Whaling Museum, 2013. Learn more

Connett, Christina. Thou Shalt Knot: Clifford W. Ashley. New Bedford, Mass.: Old Dartmouth Historical Society–New Bedford Whaling Museum, 2017. Learn more

Dyer, Michael P. “O’er the Wide and Tractless Sea”: Original Art of the Yankee Whale Hunt. New Bedford, Mass.: Old Dartmouth Historical Society–New Bedford Whaling Museum, 2017.

Fortier, Norman, et al. On the Wind: The Marine Photographs of Norman Fortier. Jaffrey, N.H.: David R. Godine, 2007.

Frank, Stuart M. Classic Whaling Prints. New Bedford, Mass.: Old Dartmouth Historical Society–New Bedford Whaling Museum, 2009. Learn more

Frank, Stuart M. Dutch and Flemish Old Master Paintings in the New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, Mass.: Old Dartmouth Historical Society–New Bedford Whaling Museum, 2018.

Frank, Stuart. Ingenious Contrivances, Curiously Carved: Scrimshaw in the New Bedford Whaling Museum. Jaffrey, N.H.: David R. Godine in association with the New Bedford Whaling Museum, 2012. Learn more

Grayson, Stan. A Genius at His Trade: C. Raymond Hunt and His Remarkable Boats. New Bedford, Mass.: Old Dartmouth Historical Society–New Bedford Whaling Museum, 2015. Learn more

Hall, Elton Wayland. Panoramic Views of Whaling by Benjamin Russell. New Bedford: Old Dartmouth Historical Society Whaling Museum, 1981.

Hall, Elton Wayland. Sperm Whaling from New Bedford: Clifford W. Ashley’s Photographs of Bark Sunbeam in 1904. New Bedford, Mass. (18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, 02740): Old Dartmouth Historical Society, ca. 1982.

Howland, Llewellyn, III. No Ordinary Being: W. Starling Burgess, Inventor, Naval Architect, Poet, Aviation Pioneer, and Master of American Design : a biography / by Llewellyn Howland III. Jaffrey, N.H.: David Godine in association with the New Bedford Whaling Museum and Mystic Seaport Museum, 2015. Learn more

Kugler, Richard C. New Bedford and Old Dartmouth: A Portrait of a Region’s Past, A Bicentennial Exhibition of The Old Dartmouth Historical Society at the Whaling Museum in New Bedford, December 4, 1975 – April 18, 1976. New Bedford, Mass.: Trustees of the Old Dartmouth Historical Society, 1975.

Kugler, Richard C. William Allen Wall, an Artist of New Bedford: An Exhibition Held in Celebration of the Seventy-Fifth Anniversary of the Old Dartmouth Historical Society at the Whaling Museum, New Bedford, Massachusetts, November 9 – December 31, 1978. New Bedford, Mass.: Old Dartmouth Historical Society, ca. 1978.

Kugler, Richard C. William Bradford: Sailing Ships and Arctic Seas. New Bedford, Mass.: New Bedford Whaling Museum, 2003.

Lund, Judith N. and R. Michael Wall. Art and Artifacts from the New Bedford Whaling Museum: Ship Models. New Bedford, Mass.: New Bedford Whaling Museum, 2013.

Lytle, Thomas G. Harpoons and Other Whalecraft. New Bedford, Mass.: Old Dartmouth Historical Society, Whaling Museum, 1984.

Martin, John F. Around the World in Search of Whales: A Journal of the Lucy Ann Voyage, 1841-1844New Bedford, Mass.: Old Dartmouth Historical Society–New Bedford Whaling Museum, 2016. Learn more

Mónica, Maria Filomena. The Dabneys: A Bostonian Family in the Azores 1806-1871. Lisbon: Luso-American Development Foundation in cooperation with the New Bedford Whaling Museum, 2013.

New Bedford Whaling Museum. Art and Artifacts from the New Bedford Whaling Museum: American Landscape and Seascape Paintings. New Bedford, Mass.: Old Dartmouth Historical Society–New Bedford Whaling Museum, 2010.

New Bedford Whaling Museum. Benjamin Russell: Whaleman-Artist, Entrepreneur. New Bedford, Mass.: Old Dartmouth Historical Society – New Bedford Whaling Museum, 2014. Learn more

New Bedford Whaling Museum. Famine, Friends & Fenians. New Bedford, Mass.: Old Dartmouth Historical Society–New Bedford Whaling Museum, 2016. Learn more

New Bedford Whaling Museum. Inner Light: The World of William Bradford. New Bedford, Mass.: Old Dartmouth Historical Society–New Bedford Whaling Museum, 2016. Learn more

New Bedford Whaling Museum. The Photographer’s Brush: Watercolors by Norman Fortier. New Bedford, Mass.: Old Dartmouth Historical Society–New Bedford Whaling Museum, 2019.

New Bedford Whaling Museum. A Spectacle in Motion: The Grand Panorama of a Whaling Voyage ‘Round the World, Vol 1&2.New Bedford, Mass.: Old Dartmouth Historical Society–New Bedford Whaling Museum, 2018.

New Bedford Whaling Museum. Treasures of the Whaling Museum: Touchstones to the Region’s Past. New Bedford, Mass.: Old Dartmouth Historical Society–New Bedford Whaling Museum, 2015.

New Bedford Whaling Museum. Two Brothers Goulart; Photography in New Bedford and the Azores. New Bedford, Mass.: Old Dartmouth Historical Society–New Bedford Whaling Museum, 1996.

New Bedford Whaling Museum. Yankee Baleeiros: The Shared Legacy of Lusophone and Yankee Whalers. New Bedford, Mass.: Old Dartmouth Historical Society–New Bedford Whaling Museum, 2015. Learn more

Old Dartmouth Historical Society. Images of Childhood: An Exhibition of Pictures and Objects from Nineteenth-Centuary New Bedford Held at the Old Dartmouth Historical Society, December 17, 1976 – April 2, 1977. New Bedford, Mass.: Old Dartmouth Historical Society, 1977.

Old Dartmouth Historical Society. Traveling with Mrs. Tripp: A Merchant Wife in the China Trade. New Bedford, Mass.: Old Dartmouth Historical Society New Bedford Whaling Museum, 1998.

Ricketson, Annie Holmes. The Journal of Annie Holmes Ricketson on the Whaleship A.R. Tucker, 1871-1874. New Bedford, Mass.: Old Dartmouth Historical Society, 1958.

Ronnberg, Erik A. R. Jr. To Build a Whaleboat: Historical Notes and a Modelmaker’s Guide. New Bedford, Mass.: Old Dartmouth Historical Society Whaling Museum, 1985.

Thomas, Sylvia. Saga of a Yankee Whalemen. New Bedford, Mass.: Trustees of the Old Dartmouth Historical Society, c. 1981.

Wright, David G. R. Swain Gifford: A Catalogue of Etchings, 1865-1891. New Bedford, Mass.: New Bedford Whaling Museum, ca. 2002.