September 14, 2009

The Herring, The Cod, The Whale

That's a pleasing whale right there.

colored wood engraving
1812, artist Mme. Dufrénoy
from The New York Public Library


Ms. Moon said...

Why does this remind me of Cape Cod Boys They Have No Sleds, Heave Away! Heave Away! ?

downtown guy said...

They sled downhill on codfish heads, we are bound for Australia!

Dunno, but now it does me as well.