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Explorers of the Arctic (reverse side). The schooner Bowdoin is in the foreground. This vessel was used by MacMillan during his travels in the Arctic. It is still in use at the Maine Maritime Academy. In the background is the Roosevelt, the ship used by Peary when he traveled to the North Pole. The Bowdoin College seal is at the base.

WHALE’S TOOTH | COOPER-HEWITT NATIONAL DESIGN MUSEUM | 19TH CENTURY Scrimshaw U.S.A., mid-19th century Whale’s tooth, india ink Photo: Matt Flynn