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  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Scrimshaw
    John F. Kennedy Museum Collection

    Whale tooth engraved a frigate running before the wind under full sail on front. The back is engraved in black and red image a woman in a full length dress with a checkered apron holding a tiny parasol in her right hand and handkerchief in her left. It was used as a bookend in the Oval Office.

  • 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.

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