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  • Letter written at Wounded Knee [Object]

    The massacre at Wounded Knee was the last major struggle on the Plains between the U.S. government and Native Americans. On the morning of 29th December 1890, the 7th Cavalry...

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  • Mark Twain’s letters to Beatrice Benjamin [Object]

    Samuel Clemens was a good friend and neighbour of Henry Huttleson Rogers (great-grandfather of American Museum founder, Dallas Pratt). In 1894 Clemens was in financial difficulty and facing bankruptcy. He...

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  • King Duck [Object]

    435 plates – depicting 1,065 specimens – were included in the complete folio of Audubon’s Birds of America. Sold by subscription, the first folios were produced on ‘double-elephant’ paper (29½...

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  • Raccoon [Object]

    Following the success of his Birds, in the early 1840s Audubon decided to undertake a similar project drawing and describing the mammals of North America. 300 sets were produced, each...

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  • Kittiwake Gull [Object]

    This is plate CCXXIV (Black-legged Kittiwake: Rissa tridactyla) from John James Audubon's book 'Birds of America'. The gull breeds from Siberia and Baffin Island to Kamchatka and Gulf of St...

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  • American Skunk [Object]

    Following the success of his Birds, in the early 1840s Audubon decided to undertake a similar project drawing and describing the mammals of North America. 300 sets were produced, each...

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  • Virginia Opossum [Object]

    Following the success of his Birds, in the early 1840s Audubon decided to undertake a similar project drawing and describing the mammals of North America. 300 sets were produced, each...

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  • La Sfera (The Sphere) [Object]

    Small folio, original vellum manuscript on paper containing water colour maps and drawings as well as cosmological diagrams in colours. Florentine merchant and diarist Gregorio Dati wrote his highly popular 1,152-line...

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  • Uria Brunnichi [Object]

    Uria Brunnichii. Plate CCXLV. (Thick-billed Murre: Uria lomvia) While in Boston, Audubon obtained this adult bird from Eastport, Maine, packed in ice; he described this specimen as being 'fresh and...

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  • Taufschein for Maria Klotz [Object]

    The term ‘fraktur’ refers not only to a particular genre of illuminated German-American folk art but also to the elaborate lettering (or typeface) used on these decorated documents, created to...

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