Material: Sperm whale Date: after 1837 Basis publication Date: of The Pirates Own Book Pigment: Black Tool used: point ? Design: Face Alwilda, the Female Pirate; very close copy of book illustration from The Pirates Own Book or Authentic Narratives of the Lives, Exploits, and Executions of the Most Celebrated Sea Robbers 1837, Philadelphia: Sanborn and Carter, 1837. Providence Public Library has a 1924 reprint edition 910.4 P66. Verso: fashionable lady with hat, seated in chair, leaning on table; dress in 1830's style, probably copied from an illustration.
Condition: dirty; cracks from cut base; large chip missing from bottom; chip missing at tip on Verso; Cleaned 3 May 1999; Other notes: Red bordered paper label glued to side reads "407/Nicholson" flat cut at base to permit standing; Location: Box 1; Cataloged by Judith N. Lund - Date: 5 April 1999