Portraits of people who were associated with mummies and Egyptology

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Samuel George Morton.
Portrat of Morton, one of the foremost ethnologists of his day.

Edgar Allen Poe.
Dagguereotype of Poe.

Muhammad Ali Pasha.
The Pasha of Egypt.

Isaac Augustus Stanwood.
Isaac Augustus Stanwood, partner of William Towar. They made mummy paper at their mill in Gardiner, Maine.

Junius Brutus Booth.
Portrait of Junius Brutus Booth.

Samuel George Morton.
Morton was an ethnologist who believed in polygenisis and collected skulls in order to defend his theories.

Joseph Smith, Mormon prophet and leader.
Portait of Joseph Smith, founder of Mormonism

John Collins Warren.
Warren was a phusician at Massachusetts General Hospital, who examined several mummies for authenticity, and wrote about Boylston's mummy as well as Padihershef

P.T. Barnum
Portrait of P.T. Barnum in his advertising paper.
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