Old Dartmouth Historical Society 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

cover of the publication "No Ordinary Being"

No Ordinary Being

By Llewellyn Howland III
Published by David R. Godine in association with the Old Dartmouth Historical Society and Mystic Seaport Museum.

cover of Benjamin Russell book

Benjamin Russell: Whaleman-Artist Entrepreneur

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.

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.

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. Two Brothers Goulart; Photography in New Bedford and the Azores. New Bedford, Mass.: Old Dartmouth Historical Society-New Bedford Whaling Museum, 1996.

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. 

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