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Title: Scrimshaw walrus tusk, patriotic scene

Accession Number: 1957.704
Category: SCRIMSHAW & ALLIED ARTS - TUSKS
Type: walrus tusk
Maker: Finney, N. S.
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Materials: ivory
Description: Walrus tusk, attributed to N. S. Finney; pierced at tip and decorated with heroic figure of a woman in flowing tunic and wearing a plumed helmet, carrying sword and American shield; 3 walruses; Lincoln and Washington side by side; American flag; an old general (Winfield Scott); eagle and shield; and an Indian girl. See William Gilkerson, "The Scrimshander" (San Francisco: Troubador Press, 1975, p. 4 - photo of bar at Cobweb Palace.

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