Facts & Legends: The Famous & Infamous Key West Stories in Scrimshaw

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Facts & Legends
The Famous & Infamous Key West Stories in Scrimshaw
by Jimm Sherrington

On View December 21, 2011-January 15, 2012

Reception: January 4, 6-8 pm

The rich, often bizarre history of Key West is retold in scrimshaw.

From the Atocha to Count Von Cosel,
From the 1935 Labor day Hurricane to Robert the Doll,
From Bum Farto to Fort Zachary: a Union Fort in a Southern Town.

And perhaps the piece de resistance…

Flagler’s Folly, engraved on a vintage faux sperm whale tooth, that tells the tale of the railroad man himself.

All works are engraved on hand made music boxes and other objets d’art.

The Studios of Key West