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Whaling Logbook Stamp

1991.248.4 (RS20908)

Description

Carved wood (probably pine) stamp with wide flat handle above rectangular base; carved with a sailing ship, with tonnage marking space (see accession folder for sketch).

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1860
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Written Communication T&E
Places
Probably Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Carved
carving (processes)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
marines (visual works)
Maritime
Stamp, Marking
stamps (tools)
Whale
whales
Wood
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
1 1/2 x 1 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.248.4
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
8927

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