Eugenie, 1864

FigureheadA figurehead in the collection of the Pilgrim Monument Museum, Provincetown, MA. All dressed up and ready to go to sea, this anonymous, life-size carving broke the waves on the clipper ship Eugenie out of Provincetown Harbor, circa 1864.

She’s dressed in the height of fashion, and her features seem more specific than generic–leading me to wonder who the model was–and who was the sculptor.

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