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Mr. Peale's Museum: Charles Willson Peale and the First Popular Museum of Natural Science and Art

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This is the story of that amazing endeavor and of the fascinating man who, virtually singlehandedly, made it happen. We see Peale, democrat to the core, pedagogue at heart, amateur yet rigorous scientist, delightful eccentric and utter optimist, bounding here and there under the impetus of his dream: to Maryland to collect birds and butterflies, up the Hudson Valley to find a mastodon's bones in a marl pit, into a New Jersey Cave to snare live rattlesnakes. We see him working night and day, painting backgrounds for his ...

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Mr. Peale's Museum: Charles Willson Peale and the First Popular Museum of Natural Science and Art 1980, WW Norton & Co, New York

ISBN-13: 9780393057003

Hardcover