Title: Scrimshaw tooth with engraving of whaling ship MECHANIC |
Accession Number: 1955.1037
Category: SCRIMSHAW & ALLIED ARTS - TEETH
Type: scrimshaw tooth
Place: USA, RI, Newport
Description: Sperm whale tooth decorated with scribed circle in which is whaling ship "Mechanic" and "H. Daggett, Commndr"; band of stars around tooth one inch below tip and below that in 2 banners "FORGET" and "ME NOT"; reverse side decorated with another circled drawing of MECHANIC and beneath it in banner "LIBERTY and INDEPENDENCE". Refers to Henry Daggett, first master of MECHANIC, 1834-1838.
Mystic Seaport Image ID m195451-01 Information regarding reproductions
Mystic Seaport Image ID m195451 Information regarding reproductions