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Title: Postcard of scrimshaw tooth

Accession Number: 1973.899.287
Category: POSTCARDS
Type: photographic postcard
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Materials: paper
Description: Black and white photographic postcard of scrimshaw tooth; printed at bottom "Whaling Museum/ New Bedford"; point of tooth curves to left; scene title "THE CAPTURE"; harpooner in whaleboat driving on to sperm whale; whale is on its back, flukes raised, harpoon line fouled in lower jaw; whaling whip in background; initials "W" at left and "P" at right of vessel; "P" above and below waterline at whale's head; see 1941.306-307 for similar teeth by William Perry. RESTRICTED: FOR RESEARCH ONLY.

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