The Warren Mastodon Poster


The Warren Mastodon Wall Poster. This engraving by J. H. Bufford and Company lithographers [Boston, MA] was copied from an original work of art by B. F. Nutting. It appeared as the “Large Plate” [XXVII] in John C. Warren’s Description of a Skeleton of Mastodon Giganteus of North America [1852. John Wilson and Son, Boston]. The skeleton was unearthed in 1845 at Newburgh, New York, by William C. Brewster. After being exhibited in New York City and in several cities in New England, it was purchased by John C. Warren and removed to Boston. It was on exhibit until 1906 at the Warren Museum of Natural History when it entered the collection of the American Museum of Natural History. It has been exhibited to the public there since 1925. It is the first complete American mastodon skeleton to be found in the US and remains one of the best and most complete known. From face to base of tail it is 17 feet, and stood 11 feet high at the shoulder hump. As in the original depiction the tusks were shown at nearly 11 feet. Since they were found broken, pieces were thought to be missing, and wood fillers were added in. Later this was discovered not be so, all the ivory was there, and since 2009 it has been on display with the corrected tusk length of about 8 ½ feet. This reproduction of a fine work of art shows the skeleton of this magnificent beast in 1/12 scale. Believe me it ranks about a 9 1/2 on my “coolometer” and is guaranteed to be a wonderful conversation piece, if not the elephant in your room!  Like our other posters it is with dark blue ink on light ivory paper. Courtesy of R.M. Gramly and Persimmon Press a limited number of these posters were printed and are being made available online exclusively through Size, 23 x 35 inches. On sale Price, $8! 

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This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 04 March, 2018.

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