Scrimshaw - Frederick Douglass
Scrimshaw - Frederick DouglassScrimshaw - Frederick DouglassScrimshaw - Frederick Douglass



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Learn about Frederick Douglass, often called the “Father of the Civil Rights Movement.”


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Art In History’s artifact replica is a sperm whale tooth from the time of great sea-faring activities such as whaling, exploration, and trade.  Known artifacts from this era were made by whalers and/or sailors who were out at sea for extended periods of time.  During sailors idle time, scrimshaw art was done utilizing crude sailing needles and other instruments. These tools were used to scratch, or etch, imagery into a sperm whale’s tooth.

The motif provided is Frederick Douglass.  As a free man, Frederick Augustus Douglass(Bailey) settled in the whaling town of New Bedford, Massachusetts in 1838.  The third day after his arrival, he found work stowing a sloop with a load of whale oil.

This kit includes: replica, sponges, disposable paint pallets, paint, Frederick Douglass motif, and FREE lesson download. Lesson contains: history of the artifact, history of the time period, full color map, designs & motifs, and step-by-step decorating instructions.

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