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    Whale Tooth Inset with Silver Lidded Box
    John F. Kennedy Museum Collectionca. 1925

    Polished undecorated whale tooth inset with a rectangular silver lidded box monogrammed with the letter "A." The silver box has an English hallmark for the town of Chester. The maker's mark is indeterminate. Imprinted "Barretson-Piccadilly."

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Scrimshaw Desk Accessory
    John F. Kennedy Museum Collection

    Desk accessory with 3 pieces of scrimshaw affixed to a wooden base. First, the whale tooth scrimshaw is engraved with a scene of a sperm whale upending a long boat and five sailors overboard, inscribed "A dead whale or a stove boat." Second, a section of whale tooth scrimshaw is engraved with the meeting of the Amagiri and the PT 109 before collisi...

  • Digitized Photographic Image
    KN-21094. Scrimshaw with Sailing Ship
    White House Photographs23 April 1962

    Side view of a piece of whale tooth scrimshaw engraved with a sailing vessel, given to President John F. Kennedy.

  • Digitized Photographic Image
    KN-21094-A. Scrimshaw with Sailing Ship Carving Carving
    White House Photographs23 April 1962

    Side view of a piece of whale tooth scrimshaw engraved with a sailing vessel, given to President John F. Kennedy.

  • Digitized Photographic Image
    KN-21094-B. Scrimshaw with Sailing Ship Carving
    White House Photographs23 April 1962

    Side view of a piece of whale tooth scrimshaw engraved with a sailing vessel, given to President John F. Kennedy.

  • Digitized Photographic Image
    KN-21094-C. Scrimshaw with Sailing Ship Carving
    White House Photographs23 April 1962

    Side view of a piece of whale tooth scrimshaw engraved with a sailing vessel, given to President John F. Kennedy.

  • Digitized Photographic Image
    KN-21095. Scrimshaw with Sailing Ship Carving
    White House Photographs23 April 1962

    Front view of a piece of whale tooth scrimshaw engraved with a sailing vessel, given to President John F. Kennedy.

  • Digitized Photographic Image
    KN-21095-A. Scrimshaw with Sailing Ship Carving
    White House Photographs23 April 1962

    Front view of a piece of whale tooth scrimshaw engraved with a sailing vessel, given to President John F. Kennedy.

  • Digitized Photographic Image
    KN-21095-B. Scrimshaw with Sailing Ship Carving
    White House Photographs23 April 1962

    Front view of a piece of whale tooth scrimshaw engraved with a sailing vessel, given to President John F. Kennedy.

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Scrimshaw with Three-Masted Ships
    John F. Kennedy Museum Collection

    Engraved sperm whale tooth featuring the starboard side of a three masted frigate, flying the swallow-tailed pennant of a commodore at its masthead. Her guns are run out into open ports. Above the frigate is a coat of arms of a fouled anchor over four flags and crossed swords underneath. The reverse is decorated with a frigate flying the long penna...

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