Close to the bone

Yesterday we hosted a lively group of collectors of scrimshaw who were attending the annual scrimshaw collector’s weekend hosted by the New Bedford Whaling Museum:

Here is an article on their activities in the New Bedford paper:

Their visit to the PPL to view our modest collection of scrimshaw was a definite success. While most of our pieces have been photographed and put online, the whole point of this sort of event is to put the items into people’s hands, for only then can a deep understanding of the artifact begin.

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