Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii — Antique scrimshaw whale tooth artwork depicting “The Sailor Boy” (artifact # 1921.014.050 at Honolulu’s Bernice P. Bishop Museum) by an unknown artist from the mid-19th century.

Below the etched art on the sperm whale tooth, the inscription quotes Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage:

The Sailor Boy.
Though the strained mast should quiver as a reed,
And the rent canvas fluttering strew the gale,
Still must I on ….. Byron.

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