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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
    "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 Depicting Eight Ships
    John F. Kennedy Museum Collection

    Engraved whale tooth etched with eight sailing vessels under full sail in different views. The reverse has a large etching of the starboard side of a three-masted frigate.

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