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Title: Decature-Adams Tusk
Walrus tusk scrimshaw, the largest piece in President Kennedy's collection, shows only preliminary outlining and remains unfinished. The front, from top to bottom, is etched with Neptune riding a hippocanth with two attendant mermen, a portrait of Commodore Stephen Decatur USN based on a John Wesley Jarvis painting, a portrait of John Adams based o...
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