I don't have dates for all of these photos, but I am guessing from the clothes that they are from the 1940s-1960s. It wasn't that long ago that a little girl and her mom could climb barefoot on a stranded whale while Pop and Bobby looked on.
|Girls playing on a Brydes whale, Panacea, Fl (Date unknown, but before 1980.|
Courtesy of M.B. Bank, World Wide Media. Scanned from Leatherwood et al)
|Sei Whale in Rio Gallegos, Argentina, 1940 (Courtesy of J.G. Mead, |
U.S. National Museum, Scanned from Leatherwood et al).
|Little boy standing on stranded melon-headed whales (Photos courtesy of |
US National Museum. Scanned from Leatherwood et al).