Material: Sperm whale Date: post Civil War Basis images of Civil War soldiers Pigment: black, red Tool used: knife Design description: Face full Length: portrait of a man with a mustache and hat dressed in civilian clothes (Is this same man as in uniform on nwcS016?); Border of half-diamonds (triangles) 1/3 down from tip and around base. Same design of diamonds separates images on front and back. Verso: full Length: portrait of a woman wearing hat and dress decorated with red flowers. The dress dates to 1865-70.
Condition: dirty; cracks extending up from base 1 1/8" on face, 3/4" on Verso:; chip missing on side; glue and shadow of missing label on Verso:; very dirty inside cavity. Other notes: one of a pair with nwcS016; cut flat at base to permit standing; Location: Box 1; Cataloged by Judith N. Lund - Date: 5 April 1999