3 images. Whale skeleton (City of Long Beach Museum at Colorado Lagoon, Long Beach), 19 February 1954. Whale drifted dead on strand in 1897; Ross McKee; Joe Rahl; Dick Glasco; Dr. M. Dale Arvey (Assistant Professor of Zoology, Long Beach State College); Claude McFaddin (City Recreation Department).; Caption slip reads: "Photographer: Emery. Date: 1954-02-19. Reporter: Emery to rw. Assignment: Whale skeleton (City of Long Beach museum piece, at Colorado Lagoon, Long Beach). 41: Zoologist and city recreatn [sic] dpt. crewmen tackle job of renovating ancient skeleton of 60-ton whale, a prized trophy owned by City of Long Beach since whale drifted dead on strand there May 20, 1897. Group of three at left background, l to r: Ross McKee, Joe Rahl, Dick Glasco. Group of two, foreground, l to r: Dr. M. Dale Arvey, asst. prof. of zoology at Long Beach State College; Claude McFaddin of city recreation dpt. 70: Dr. Arvey (with humerus bone of whale); beyond him is McFaddin. 30: l to r: McFaddin & Dr. Arvey pondering problem of refurbishing dusty relic".