A mariner's fancy: the whaleman's art of scrimshaw

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South Street Seaport Museum in association with Balsam Press, 1992 - Crafts & Hobbies - 95 pages
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Discusses the art of scrimshaw and the role of New York in the history of American whaling. Presents pictures and descriptions of pieces from the South Street Seaport Museum in New York City.

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Once considered a quintessential American folk art, scrimshaw has faded as a popular subject in recent years. This slim, attractive volume, which serves as a vehicle for presenting the collection of ... Read full review

Contents

FOREWORD
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THE WHALEMANS ART OF SCRIMSHAW
15
NEW YORK AS A WHALING PORT
75
Copyright

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