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Sunday, 4 July 2010
Taken around the beginning of the 20th century, whalers in South Georgia stand alongside their catch. The demand for margarine and meat was quite high during the 20th century, along with whale oil during the 19th century. Whalers flocked to the waters to collect their catch, a catch that would in turn provide them a hefty sum of cash.
Whale oil is still used to this day, as well as the meat, sold on the commercial markets in certain countries.
Photo: By The National Archives UK
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