Whaling Logbook Stamp

Collection Type

  • Tools and equipment

Date

1840-1860

GUSN

GUSN-2238

Description

Carved wood (probably pine) stamp with wide flat handle above rectangular base; carved with figure of a whale (square-headed) with space for tonnage mark (see accession folder for sketch).

Details

Descriptive Terms

stamps (tools)
carving (processes)
wood (plant material)
marines (visual works)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
whales
Wood
Carved
Whale
Maritime
Stamp, Marking

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

1991.248

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Written Communication T&E

Dimensions

1 1/2 x 1 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.248.1

Places

Probably Massachusetts (United States)
probably