• Digitized Museum Artifact
    Scrimshaw of a Ship and a Woman
    John F. Kennedy Museum Collection

    Engraved whale tooth depicting the starboard side of a frigate, a three-masted ship, under full sail with guns run out ready for action on the front. The reverse is etched with a woman dressed in 19th century clothing holding an 1818 American flag and standing on a fouled anchor. She is possibly a personification of Commerce or Prosperity. In the b...

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