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Birds of Prey, Game Birds, Nocturnal Hunters
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To celebrate our first 100 years, the Maximus Gallery will be showcasing Audubon prints from our Antique Natural History Print collection. During the Museum’s early years, in 1923, a donation of 91 Audubon prints from the Bien edition of The Birds of America was received from Carpinteria resident, Mr. Wolcott Tuckerman. This gift formed the nucleus of our antique natural history print collection. Recently, we began a multi-year project to clean, conserve, and restore these valuable chromolithographs printed between 1858 and 1860. We have also been able, over the past few years, to acquire the remaining images in the edition thus completing “The Whole Flock”.

 

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