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Title: Scrimshaw whale tooth, "Battle of Lake Champlain - M'Donough's Victory"

Accession Number: 1941.412
Type: tooth
Maker: Finney, Nathaniel Sylvester (attributed to)
Place: USA, NY; USA, VT
Date: Circa 1848
Materials: ivory
Description: Whale's tooth with carving in color. "Battle of Lake Champlain - M'Donough's Victory". Commodore Thos. McDonough N.S.M. Battle scene copied from lithograph by N. Currier - Pub. 1846. One of a pair; other 41.411. Tooth brought home by Capt. Butts aboard bark BRAMIN. Sailed from New Bedford, 1847. Attributed to Nathaniel Sylvester Finney.

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