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  3. heracliteanfire:

    ‘This box from the New Bedford Whaling Museum’s outstanding scrimshaw collection was made between 1840 and 1856 of whale bone and ivory, mahogany, wood and tortoiseshell.’ (via Anonymous Works: Circa 1840’s Whalebone Box with Decorative Hands)

     
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  13. (Source: joshuafountain, via mudwerks)

     
  14. advertisement from 50 Fish from American Waters; Allen & Ginter,
    Richmond, VA, c1880s

     
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