(via Opening up the Tooth Fairy File: Exploring our dental history collection - O Say Can You See?)

Hand-carved ivory “necessaire,” 1808. A well-heeled person in 1808 might have used a necessaire similar to this one for personal grooming. It is hand-carved from ivory with a dog on the tip and includes a tooth brush, tooth picks, nail file, and a tiny ear wax spoon.

(via Opening up the Tooth Fairy File: Exploring our dental history collection - O Say Can You See?)

Hand-carved ivory “necessaire,” 1808. A well-heeled person in 1808 might have used a necessaire similar to this one for personal grooming. It is hand-carved from ivory with a dog on the tip and includes a tooth brush, tooth picks, nail file, and a tiny ear wax spoon.

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