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  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Scrimshaw Snuff Box
    John F. Kennedy Museum Collection

    Undecorated whale tooth with the root end made into a snuff box. The box has a hinged silver plated monogrammed lid. The interior of the tooth is lined with silver plate.

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Snuff Containers on Chain
    Gifts from Heads of State

    A pair of carved wooden snuff containers joined by a carved link chain. Wood links are incised with lines as decoration. These snuff containers with their carefully carved chains are sometimes found attached to the ends of elaborate headrests.

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