Whaling History and The Whaler’s Art: Scrimshaw

Scrimshaw is a 19th-century American sailor-made art form created primarily (but not exclusively) from the teeth & bone of harvested whales during the heyday of the American whaling industry.  Learn about this industry that was so important to America’s success and study examples of the art form created by sailors during their seemingly-endless trips at sea.  Tom L. & Barb Conley are members of the New Bedford Whaling Museum and are annual presenters at the Scrimshaw Collectors’ Symposium.  For more information: contact  BarbConley1@sbcglobal.net or  847/669-5391. 

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