Scrimshaw Tooth, Street Scene

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Description

Sperm whale's tooth; New Bedford, MA, street scene (Union and Purchase St.) 1825, along length. Border decoration at left of street scene and a cattail motif at either side. In street, 2 men, woman and boy with wheelbarrow, street scene in scroll frame, printed at bottom "NEW BEDFORD, MASS. 1825" and "UNION AND PURCHASE ST." Marked "WP" (William Perry) on fence at extreme right.