New Bedford Whaling Museum - Scrimshaw Collection Photos

The New Bedford Whaling Museum has a large collection of carved whale teeth and bone known as Scrimshaw.

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Collection of whale scrimshaw objects at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Scrimshaw by Leopold Harnois after whaling lithograph by Benjamin Russell at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Scrimshaw by Leopold Harnois after whaling lithograph by Benjamin Russell at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Scrimshaw whaling scene at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.
Collection of whale scrimshaw objects at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Scrimshaw (1954) by Leopold Harnois after whaling lithograph (1871) by Benjamin Russell at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Scrimshaw (1954) by Leopold Harnois after whaling lithograph (1871) by Benjamin Russell at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Scrimshaw whaling scene at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.
Scrimshaw by Jayme Fortes stippled with whaling schooner John R. Manta of Provincetown at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Scrimshaw view of Edinburgh, Scotland & carve whalebone fist at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Scrimshaw sailing ships at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Scrimshaw American sailing ship with balloon overhead at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.
Scrimshaw (c1917) by Jayme Fortes stippled with whaling schooner John R. Manta of Provincetown at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Scrimshaw view of Edinburgh, Scotland & carve whalebone fist at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Scrimshaw sailing ships at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Scrimshaw American sailing ship with balloon overhead at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.
Scrimshaw American sailing ships George & York Town at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Scrimshaw side-wheeler steam & sailing ship at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Scrimshaw figures of liberty at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Scrimshaw figure of liberty at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.
Scrimshaw American sailing ships George & York Town at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Scrimshaw (c1840) side-wheeler steam & sailing ship at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Scrimshaw figures of liberty at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Scrimshaw figure of liberty at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.
Scrimshaw figure of American eagle at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Scrimshaw figure of liberty at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Scrimshaw figure of George Washington at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Scrimshaw figures of liberty & justice at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.
Scrimshaw (c1830) figure of American eagle at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Scrimshaw figure of liberty at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Scrimshaw figure of George Washington at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Scrimshaw figures of liberty & justice at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.
Scrimshaw figure of woman with anchor at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Scrimshaw figure of sailor with anchor at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Whales teeth carved with bar scenes at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Scrimshaw figure of Hawaiian maiden by George Hilliott at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.
Scrimshaw figure of woman with anchor at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Scrimshaw figure of sailor with anchor at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Whales teeth carved with bar scenes at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Scrimshaw (c1840) figure of Hawaiian maiden by George Hilliott at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.
Collection of British scrimshaw at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Scrimshaw engravings on whale bones at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Pie crimpers of whale ivory to seal pie crusts tops to bottoms at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Mermaid pie crimper made of sperm whale ivory at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.
Collection of British scrimshaw (19th C) at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Scrimshaw engravings on whale bones at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Pie crimpers (jagging wheels) of whale ivory to seal pie crusts tops to bottoms at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Mermaid pie crimper made of sperm whale ivory (1871-6) at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.
Whale ivory bobbin thread holder at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Whale ivory yarn winder at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Scrimshaw wooden kneehole writing desk made by Capt. James T. Eldredge on sea voyage at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.
Whale ivory bobbin thread holder at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Whale ivory yarn winder at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Scrimshaw wooden kneehole writing desk (1858) made by Capt. James T. Eldredge on sea voyage at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.

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