Whaling Museum Publications

Below is a list of titles published by the the Old Dartmouth Historical Society – New Bedford Whaling Museum. Copies of some of these titles are available for purchase through the Museum Store.

 

Featured Publications

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Inner Light: The World of William Bradford Catalog | Buy online
Dedicated to Richard C. Kugler
 A catalog accompanying the exhibition Inner Light: The World of William Bradford features essays by Dr. Christina Connett, and Trustees Barbara Moss and Keith Kauppila. It provides new insights into the artist’s work and influences and includes works not previously reproduced in earlier publications on the artist. Learn more

 

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Classic Whaling Prints  | Buy online
By Stuart M. Frank
As the repository of the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of whaling prints, our latest publication “Classic Whaling Prints”, showcases the benchmark masterpieces and most influential images of the past 400 years. 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

 

 

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A Genius at His Trade: C. Raymond Hunt and His Remarkable Boats  | Buy online
By Stan Grayson
This is the first book-length biography of the American yacht designer and racing sailor whose skill at the helm and skill at the drawing board made him a legend in his own time. Learn more

 

Yankee Baleeiros  | Buy online

Interwoven Luso-American stories of the Azorean, Cape Verdean, and Brazilian communities to the United States from early immigration in the 18th century through the latter half of the 20th century. Learn more

 

 

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No Ordinary Being  | Buy online
By Llewellyn Howland III
Published by David R. Godine in association with the Old Dartmouth Historical Society and Mystic Seaport Museum. Learn more

 

 

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Benjamin Russell: Whaleman-Artist Entrepreneur  |  Buy online
An overview of Benjamin Russell’s artistic career from his voyage on the Kutusoff  beginning in 1841 to his final series of lithographs and ship portraits in the 1870’s.  Learn more

 

 

 

Xico  |  Buy online
Written and Illustrated by David Blanchette
Sail away on an adventure with Xico, a young Azorean boy who stows away aboard a 19th century whaleship.  An educational and entertaining read for the whole family! Xico’s Journey Interactive

 

Arctic Regions

The Arctic Regions  |  Buy online
By William Bradford
A landmark in the annals of American photography and polar adventure, The Arctic Regions: Illustrated with Photographs Taken on an Art Expedition was first published for subscribers in 1873. Now, with an introduction written by noted polar historian Russell Potter, Arctic Regions is available for the first time in a convenient and accessible format. Learn more

 

Ship Models

Art and Artifacts from the New Bedford Whaling Museum: Ship Models  |  Buy online
By Judith N. Lund and R. Michael Wall
Museum catalog volume two includes representative models from the extensive New Bedford Whaling Museum holdings from early 19th century to the modern day.  Learn more about the exhibition

 

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The Dabneys: A Bostonian Family in the Azores 1806-1871  |  Buy online

Originally compiled in 1899 by Roxana Lewis Dabney (1827-1913) and the privately published for the family as “The Dabney Annals,” the American edition and preface by Maria Filomena Mónica with annotation and selection by Paulo Silveira e Sousa, sheds new light on the history of United States foreign relations. 

 
 

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Ingenious Contrivances, Curiously Carved: Scrimshaw in the New Bedford Whaling Museum   |  Buy online

By Stuart M. Frank
If the arts of the sea and the sailor hold any interest, this comprehensive survey from the best collection in existence will keep you enthralled and is surely destined to be considered the last word on the subject for decades to come. Learn more

 

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Art and Artifacts from the New Bedford Whaling Museum: American Landscape and Seascape Paintings  | Buy online

Published in the United States of America in 2010 by the New Bedford Whaling Museum.

 

 
 

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R. Swain Gifford: A Catalogue of Etchings 1865-1891  |  Buy online

David Wright’s research catalogues and describes in detail the 80 known etchings made by R. Swain Gifford between 1865 and 1891.

 

 

 

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Lost at Sea: The Human Cost of Fishing | Buy online
By Don Cuddy
Beautifully printed by Reynolds-Dewalt in New Bedford, the booklet is a respectful and compelling telling of two fishing boat disasters of recent years: the Northern Edge in 2004 and the Lady of Grace in 2007.

 

 

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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. 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.

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.

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

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.

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. 

Last modified: August 25, 2016