Whale Fishing (1909)
Om Whale Fishing
A whale is hunted in the southern hemisphere by the crew of a sailing ship: it is harpooned twice, using a cannon, and taken back to the shore. In the second part, the whale is butchered at a whaling station. A lady with a parasol looks on, while in the background are the sailing ships used to hunt whales. These are excerpts from a 1909 film called “La Pêche à Baleine dans les mers du Sud” made by Jean Nédelec and cut down in the 1920’s for the Pathé Baby home movie projector.