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American Museum of Natural History Tablet map_it

  • Description: Tablet
  • Materials: Carrara marble with bronze letters
  • Dimensions: H: 2'6" W: 1'10"
  • Cast: ca. 1929
  • Dedicated: January 13, 1929
  • Donor: American Museum of Natural History
  • Inscription: THE ARSENAL BUILDING / CENTRAL PARK NEW YORK CITY / THE FIRST HOME OF / THE AMERICAN MUSEUM / OF NATURAL HISTORY / FROM 1869 TO 1877 / THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY / DIRECTION OF / THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF / THE AMERICAN MUSEUM / JANUARY 13, 1929 /

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