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    Ship Model of the Frigate "Melpomene"
    John F. Kennedy Museum Collection1775-1825

    Ship model of the 44 gun French frigate of the line "Melpomene." This model was crafted by a prisoner of war during the French Revolutionary or Napoleonic wars. The bow has a warrior figurehead.

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Whale Tooth Inset with Silver Lidded Box
    John F. Kennedy Museum Collectionca. 1925

    Polished undecorated whale tooth inset with a rectangular silver lidded box monogrammed with the letter "A." The silver box has an English hallmark for the town of Chester. The maker's mark is indeterminate. Imprinted "Barretson-Piccadilly."

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Scrimshaw Desk Accessory
    John F. Kennedy Museum Collection

    Desk accessory with 3 pieces of scrimshaw affixed to a wooden base. First, the whale tooth scrimshaw is engraved with a scene of a sperm whale upending a long boat and five sailors overboard, inscribed "A dead whale or a stove boat." Second, a section of whale tooth scrimshaw is engraved with the meeting of the Amagiri and the PT 109 before collisi...

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Photograph of President John F. Kennedy and Premier Nikita Khrushchev
    Gifts from Heads of State1961

    Color tinted photograph of President Kennedy and Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev seated on a couch at the US Embassy in Vienna. Inscribed to President Kennedy by Premier Khrushchev in Russian.

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Commemorative Stamp Album
    Gifts from Heads of State1962

    Album of Togolese stamps commemorating President Olympio's visit to United States in March of 1962. These stamps depict the faces of President Kennedy and President Olympio of Togo.

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Scrimshaw Cribbage Board
    John F. Kennedy Museum Collection

    Walrus tusk carved into a cribbage peg board game. This tusk is etched with images of seals, fish and arctic animals and inscribed with the word Komouaseok.

  • 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...

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    Scrimshaw Depicting Bunker Hill Monument
    John F. Kennedy Museum Collection

    Engraved whale tooth depicting Bunker Hill monument and surrounding park on Breed's Hill in Charlestown, Boston. A bird of paradise, butterfly, and flowers are depicted on the reverse side.

  • 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...

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