Admission Ticket to Peale's Museum

Engraved by Charles Willson Peale, American, 1741 - 1827

Geography:
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America

Date:
1788

Medium:
Copperplate engraving (mezzotint)

Dimensions:
2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches (6.4 x 8.9 cm)

Curatorial Department:
American Art

Object Location:

* Gallery 107, American Art, first floor

Accession Number:
1997-172-2

Credit Line:
Gift of Jack L. Lindsey in honor of H. Richard Dietrich, Jr., and Robert L. McNeil, Jr., 1997

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Label:
This ticket was created by Charles Willson Peale for admission to his Philadelphia museum. Opened in 1786, Peale’s Museum displayed portraits of eminent Americans alongside models of the latest inventions and real specimens from nature, including fossils; preserved animals, birds, and insects; and the skeleton of a mastodon, a large, extinct animal resembling an elephant.


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