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Scrimshaw

MO 63.6112
Scrimshaw
Maker unknown
Whale tooth
8 1/2"
Whale tooth engraved a frigate running before the wind under full sail on front. The back is engraved in black and red image a woman in a full length dress with a checkered apron holding a tiny parasol in her right hand and handkerchief in her left. It was used as a bookend in the Oval Office.
Kirk LeMoyne Billings, Vice President, Lennen & Newell, Inc.
JFKWHP-ST-M20-3-61
National Archives and Records Administration. Office of Presidential Libraries. John F. Kennedy Library. (04/01/1985- )
Donated to the United States
JFKMUS-MO-1963-6112