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  • Collection: Mummies

Mummies at the British Museum.

Everyday life mummy.jpg
An image of an "everyday" coffin which is similar to the one shown in the Barnum advertisement.

Metal Padi inside.jpg
Intaglio print of the lid of the outer coffin of Padihershef

Mummy book cover.jpg
A history of Egyptian mummies as artifacts in 19th century America.

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"Mummy wheat" or "Egyptian wheat"

Notes by Samuel George Morton on the types of mankind and the subject of race.

Turner's mummy.jpg
Woodblock of Djedkhonsuiuesankh (Mummy)

Unidentified mummy, in colored coffin.

Barnum program.jpg
List of exhibits, including mummies.

Barnum royal mummy.jpg
Barnum hyping up his mummy.

Snippet of advertising for the mummies at the Boston Museum.

Some of the mummies and antiquities in the Abbott Collection.

Padi outer coffin.jpg
Trough or the outer coffin of Padihershef after conservation and restoration.

Mormon mummy head.jpg
The only known illustration of one of the mummies which Michael Chandler had.

Scraps of the linen wrappings of Got-Mut-As-Anch, one of the mummies Gliddon upnwrapped in Philadelphia. The collector is unknown.

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Handwritten anonymous note about the unwrapping of Got-Mut-As-Anch.

Coffins of Got-Mut-As-Anch, one of the mummies Gliddon unwrapped in Philadelphia.

Drawing of Barnum mummy.jpg
Drawing of an unidentified mummy in Barnum's American Museum. This may be a generic drawing as it does not match the images in the museum catalogue.

Catalogue Barnum mummy.jpg
Image and description of a mummy in Barnum's museum. Does not match the image in the view of the Sixth Saloon or the image from Sights and wonders in New York.

Padi inner coffin2.jpg
Lid of the inner coffin of Padihershef, at the Ether Dome, Massachusetts General Hospital.

Peregrine mummy 2.jpg
Inner coffin of an unidentified female mummy, which arrived on the brig Peregrine in 1824.

Peregrine mummy 1.jpg
Outer coffin of an unidentified male mummy which arrived aboard the brig Peregrine in Boston in 1824.

Greenwood broadside.jpg
Advertisement for display of the two mummies from the Peregrine and Larkin Turner's mummy.

Outer coffin in new display after conservation at the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum.

Padihershef's outer coffin as it would have been displayed.

Padihershef in case.jpg
Padhershef in the original wood and glass cases made by Henry Williams.

The mummy of Padihershef as he was displayed in the trough of his innermost coffin at the Ether Dome, Massachusetts General Hospital. The glass case is the original, made by Henry Williams.

Padi coffin face.jpg
The face of the inner coffin of the mummy Padihershef. Modern photograph taken in the Ether Dome at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Illustrations of two coffins on exhibition with Barnum's circus.

Boston mummy head.jpg
This is the head of the mummy Gliddon unwrapped in Boston.

Egypt skulls.jpg
Ethnological description of Egyptian mummy skulls.

Phrenology head 2.jpg
Male mummy head in the collection of the Phrenological Museum of New York.

Dwights small.jpg
Reworked picture of mummy and coffins--altered to fit landscape mode.

Artidle showing venues for the exhibition of the "Blockhead Mummy."

Notice of the sale, including a mummy.

Adverisement for the exhibition of the mummy in Newark, N.J.

Lee's mummy.jpg
Mummy brought into New York City in 1824 by Captain Larkin Thorndike Lee.

mummy cartoon.jpg
Advertising cut (type) for sale by A.N. Kellogg Newspaper Co.

Boylston mummy 3.jpg
Masthead of the first newspaper to publish the arrival of Ward Nicholas Boylston's mummy.

Blockhead adv.jpg
Outer coffin of one of a pair of mummies brought by Henry Barclay and purchased by Rubens Peale.

Two wrapped mummies on display with Barnum's circus at Watertown, Conn. (Adult & child?)

Phrenology head 1.jpg
Head of a female mummy in the Phrenological Museum of New York.

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19th century ethnological study of monogenism and polygenism. To this date, this book has been castigated as being one of the most racist books ever published

Gliddon broadside.jpg
The broadside Gliddon issues in Boston for his lecture series and for the mummy unwrappings.

Crania aegyptiaca.jpg
Drawings of Egyptian mummy skulls in the collection of Samuel George Morton.

Blockhead 1.jpg
Variant exhibition brochure for the Blockhead mummy. One of a pai of mummies brought by Henry Barclay and purchased by Rubens Peale.

Turner's mummy ad.jpg
Woodcut of the mummy brought into America by Captain Larkin Turner.

PadiStereotype .jpg
Advertisement for the exhibition of Padihershes in Philadelphia.

Metal Padi ouside.jpg
Intaglio print of the lid of the outer coffin of Padihershef.

Chicago skull.jpg
Skull collected by Joseph Dorfeuille for the Western Museum.

Youth's magazine.jpg
Unidentified mummy and its coffin.

Family magazine.jpg
Unidentified mummy and its case.
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