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  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Chest
    Gifts from Heads of Stateca. 1961

    Rectangular shaped chest with relief depictions of medals originally minted by the Paris Mint on the 4 sides and lid. The medallions of George Washington in profile and Riders overlooking Boston are from a medallion commissioned by the American Congress in 1787 commemorating the liberation of Boston from the British occupation. The Latin legend is...

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Cigar Box with Mayan Figures
    Gifts from Heads of State1963

    Rectangular cigar box decorated in repousse on lid with Mayan figures in a procession. The exterior front side of the box is engraved with an inscription to President Kennedy in Spanish as remembrance of the reunion of the 7 Presidents in San Jose 18-21 of March 1963.

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    "Haul Line" Scrimshaw
    John F. Kennedy Museum Collection

    Etched whale tooth showing 3 masted frigate with its sails semi-unfurled on the front side. Etched on the reverse is a whaling scene featuring a boat with several fisherman towing a whale with the words "Haul Line" etched in cursive above. Etched below the whaling boat is a shore scene with a tree, foliage, a ship moving up the channel next to a fo...

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Scrimshaw Portrait of Alexander Hamilton
    John F. Kennedy Museum Collection

    Whale tooth etched with a portrait of Alexander Hamilton on the front side. The reverse side of this tooth is unfinished.

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