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Title: Scrimshaw tooth, man and woman

Accession Number: 1997.76.10
Category: SCRIMSHAW & ALLIED ARTS - TEETH
Type: scrimshaw tooth
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Description: Engraved whale's tooth; shows man with top hat and woman holding handkerchief; right hands clasped; his left hand on her right shoulder; possibly theatrical theme dating from the late 1860s-early 1870s; possibly same scrimshander as 1997.76.9; possibly pinprick method; from collection of material related to Ernest Gates and the Jibboom Club.

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