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Title: Two Pieces of Scrimshaw

Accession Number: 1973.899.288
Category: PHOTOGRAPHS
Type: photograph
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Description: Black and white photograph of two pieces of scrimshaw. Upper piece is short blunt whale's tooth; scene depicted is a whaling bark, port broadside view; background has three whaleboats after a spouting whale; aftermost boat has sails set. Lower piece is rounded-end busk; depicted from left to right: spouting whale followed by whaleboat, angry sperm whale arched into crescent, whaleboat broken in half with crew falling through air, whaleboat, whale flukes, spouting whale's head, whaling bark, port broadside view.

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