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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...

  • 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...

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Scrimshaw
    John F. Kennedy Museum Collection

    This whale tooth is etched with an image of a three-masted ship under full sail on the facing side. The reverse is etched with a woman wearing the costume of a performer: a calf-length dress with full skirt and a Spanish comb in her hair.

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Model of the Ship "Pompee"
    John F. Kennedy Museum Collection

    This is a model of the 74 gun French frigate "Pompee", a three-masted ship with full rigging. The bow has a warrior figurehead, a dingy hangs aft. The cannons are run out of their gun ports. The model was crafted by a prisoner of war during the French Revolutionary or Napoleonic wars. Prisoners dried the bones from their meals and then carved...

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