9 Object Results

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01.321
Busk
circa 1850

Designs on rectangular piece of whale bone include: a star, flowers, snake, fish, American flags, profile of a man, a tree, and a sunburst. Notes from Stuart Frank's visit November 4, 2009: Possibl...

01.345
Busk
circa 1850

Rectangular-shaped whalebone with scalloped edge. Inscribed in three colors: red, green and black; designs include a church with a weather vane, clock on church is at three o'clock, pot with roses,...

01.302
Busk
circa 1850

Rectangular whale bone engraved in three colors: red, green and black. Geometric design at top, leaves, a monument flanked by roses and birds and topped by a star. Inscribed "M Lee" beneath monument.


Cartoon-type drawing of a man with a horse and ladies lacing a corset. Inscribed above scene in banner "no tight lacing". On reverse side scrolls surround "Phoebe Ann Read". Notes from Stuart Frank...

01.329
Busk
1820 – 1840

Rectangular shaped whalebone, inscribed in script: "du corset les liens sont rompus/voici l'inutile baleine/ou ses charmes sont en prison/(parny)" Notes from stuart frank's visit november 4, 2009: ...

01.300
Busk
1820 – 1840

Rectangular-shaped baleen inscribed with ship in full sail, flowers and geometric designs.

01.296
Busk
1820 – 1830

Five panels etched on rectangular-shaped baleen as scrimshaw busk. Tree and vase of flowers in top and bottom panels. Center has entwined hearts surrounded by vines and verse. "My dearest dear and/...

01.324
Busk
circa 1815

White rectangle with heart at top, geometric designs, separate panels of music and lyre, clover and beehive, tree and house, initials "LAB", a tree, clover and a star. Notes from Stuart Frank's vis...

01.301
Busk
1780 – 1790

Rectangular-shaped baleen inscribed with geometric designs and a verse at top and bottom: "I wish I was the busk and stays/that to thy lovely breast;/that I might be both night and day/to thy fair ...

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