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  • 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...

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

    Engraved sperm whale tooth showing starboard side of a three-masted frigate, flying the swallow-tailed pennant of a commodore at its masthead, with guns run out into open ports. Above the ship is a shield over four American flags and two crossed swords at tip. Engraved on the reverse is a three-masted ship flying an American flag off the mizzen-mas...

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