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Mr Peale S Museum

Author : Charles Coleman Sellers
ISBN : 0393057003
Genre : Business & Economics
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Depicts how Charles Willson Peale helped revolutionize the concept of museums by designing his museum for everyone, not just specialists
Category: Business & Economics

Museum Masters

Author : Edward P. Alexander
ISBN : 076199131X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Alexander brings to life the stories of twelve ambitious leaders from the United States and Europe who helped shape the future of the museum world.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

History Museums In The United States

Author : Warren Leon
ISBN : 0252060644
Genre : History
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Every year 100 million visitor's tour historic houses and re-created villages, examine museum artifacts, and walk through battlefields. But what do they learn? What version of the past are history museums offering to the public? And how well do these institutions reflect the latest historical scholarship? Fifteen scholars and museum staff members here provide the first critical assessment of American history museums, a vital arena for shaping popular historical consciousness. They consider the form and content of exhibits, ranging from Gettysburg to Disney World. They also examine the social and political contexts on which museums operate.
Category: History

Nature S Ghosts

Author : Mark V. Barrow
ISBN : 9780226038148
Genre : Nature
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Explores the early history of wildlife conservation in the United States, including early naturalists like John James Audubon and John Muir, and public reactions to such extinctions as the passenger pigeon.
Category: Nature

The Chronicles Of Baltimore

Author : John Thomas Scharf
ISBN : PSU:000018849141
Genre : Baltimore (Md.)
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From Traveling Show To Vaudeville

Author : Robert M. Lewis
ISBN : 9780801899942
Genre : History
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Before phonographs and moving pictures, live performances dominated American popular entertainment. Carnivals, circuses, dioramas, magicians, mechanical marvels, musicians, and theatrical troupes—all visited rural fairgrounds, small-town opera houses, and big-city palaces around the country, giving millions of people an escape from their everyday lives for a dime or a quarter. In From Traveling Show to Vaudeville, Robert M. Lewis has assembled a remarkable collection of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century primary sources that document America's age of theatrical spectacle. In eight parts, Lewis explores, in turn, dime museums, minstrelsy, circuses, melodramas, burlesque shows, Wild West shows, amusement parks, and vaudeville. Included in this compendium are biographies, programs, ephemera produced by theatrical entrepreneurs to lure audiences to their shows, photographs, scripts, and song lyrics as well as newspaper accounts, reviews, and interviews with such figures as P. T. Barnum and Buffalo Bill Cody. Lewis also gives us reminiscences about and reactions to various shows by members of audiences, including such prominent writers as Mark Twain, William Dean Howells, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Carl Sandburg, Walt Whitman, Louisa May Alcott, Charles Dickens, O. Henry, and Maxim Gorky. Each section also includes a concise introduction that places the genre of spectacle into its historical and cultural context and suggests major interpretive themes. The book closes with a bibliographic essay that identifies relevant scholarly works. Many of the pieces collected here have not been published since their first appearance, making From Traveling Show to Vaudeville an indispensable resource for historians of popular culture, theater, and nineteenth-century American society.
Category: History

Handbook For Museums

Author : David Dean
ISBN : 9781135908447
Genre : Business & Economics
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Handbook for Museums is the definitive guide of need-to-know information essential for working in the museum world. Presenting a field-tested guide to best practice, the Handbook is formed around a commitment to professionalism in museum practice. The sections provide information on management, security, conservation and education. Including technical notes and international reading lists too, Handbook for Museusms is an excellent manual for managing and training.
Category: Business & Economics

Mister Peale S Mammoth

Author : Sam Epstein
ISBN : 0698204026
Genre : Mammoths
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Enthralled by the new science of natural history, a famous American painter establishes a museum in his home and organizes a scientific expedition to find and dig up a complete mammoth skeleton.
Category: Mammoths

Stuffing Birds Pressing Plants Shaping Knowledge

Author : Sue Ann Prince
ISBN : 0871699346
Genre : History
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The Curatorial Department of the American Philosophical Society presents a catalogue of the exhibition being held in Philosophical Hall from June 2003 through December 2004. The exhibit focuses on the blending of art & science in the study of natural history in North America. It explores the cultural assumptions that governed the practice of natural history on the North American continent in the 18th & early 19th centuries. Focusing on the study of living things -- plants, animals, & indigenous peoples -- it looks at how & why Euro-Americans of the Enlightenment & post-Enlightenment periods went about explaining the world the way they did. Exhibit items include historical specimens, manuscript materials, first-edition books, & art work.
Category: History

Benjamin Smith Barton

Author : Joseph Ewan
ISBN : UOM:39015073595624
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Benjamin Smith Barton (1766-1815) was trained as a physician but is best known as the first professional naturalist in the United States. Barton's wide-ranging interests were equaled by his voluminous correspondence to contemporaries including Thomas Jefferson, Alexander von Humboldt, and Thomas Pennant, which offers pivotal insights into the early natural sciences in the United States. Benjamin Smith Barton: Naturalist and Physician in Jeffersonian America reveals the breadth of Barton's interests, highlights his notable contribution to the nascent scientific community in the United States, and displays the remarkable diversity of organisms, extant and fossil, that passed through Barton's hands as the American continent opened to exploration. The text is complemented by valuable supplemental resources, including genealogical information and charts, a bibliography of Barton's writings, and separate indices of flora, fauna, and people discussed in the text.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Colossal P T Barnum Reader

Author : Phineas Taylor Barnum
ISBN : 0252030540
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Colossal P. T. Barnum Reader reveals the trailblazing American showman as, by turns, a moral reformer, a habitual hoaxer, an insightful critic, a savvy "puffer," a master of images, a sparkling writer, a relentless provocateur, and an early advocate of "family" entertainments. Taken together, these selections paint a new and more complete portrait of this complex man than has ever been seen before. James W. Cook's The Colossal P. T. Barnum Reader includes large excerpts from Barnum's semi-autobiographical novel The Adventures of an Adventurer (1841), his European letters from 1844-46 informing readers of the New York Atlas of his reception by royalty overseas, selections from his Ancient and Modern Humbugs of the World (Barnum's 1864-65 insider's look into nineteenth-century frauds), and much, much more. The book also features vintage photographs and reproductions of difficult-to-find images from Barnum's two-decade collaboration with the prominent New York lithographers Currier and Ives. Collectively, these materials help us to track the shifting personas of the great showman, his promotional choices, and his publics across the nineteenth century. Book jacket.
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