ISBN-10:
0931201152
ISBN-13:
9780931201158
Pub. Date:
01/01/1992
Publisher:
American Association of Museums
Mermaids, Mummies, and Mastodons: The Emergence of the American Museum / Edition 1

Mermaids, Mummies, and Mastodons: The Emergence of the American Museum / Edition 1

by William T. Alderson

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Overview

A "Feejee mermaid," the skeletal remains of a "wooly mammoth," and a "cabinet of learned turkies which will dance to music," were attractions at Baltimore’s Peale Museum in the early 1800s. As the nation’s first museum directors, Charles Wilson Peale, and his sons Rembrandt and Rubens, laid the foundation of the modern American museum.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780931201158
Publisher: American Association of Museums
Publication date: 01/01/1992
Series: Maryland Historical Society Series
Pages: 104
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.50(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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