"Seen here is is a vintage postcard of the Blackgang Chine Bazaar at the Isle of Wight’s Blackgang Chine Amusement Park. Alexander Dabell established the amusement park in 1843, making it one of the oldest (or perhaps the oldest) amusement park in the United Kingdom.
In 1842 a huge fin whale had been stranded off the Needles, and Alexander saw his chance. He bought it at auction, sold off the blubber, had the bones bleached, and transported it across the island to a specially built hut, in which he displayed the skeleton to the morbid curiosity of all who visited.”
(Source: Boing Boing)