Artifacts



“Miss B’Kind Club” Ink Blotter

Year: 1930's - 1940's  
In the 1930’s or 40’s when this Artifact of the Month was produced, one could not find writing pens as we know them today on a typical office desk. Ballpoint pens would not be invented until the 1950’s, ...
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Animal Law Committee Tapes

Year: c. 1995  
Even though cassettes are now considered archaic technology, the museum has been hard at work gathering, cataloging, and archiving a box of tapes that recently came into its collection. Of course, the ...
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Anti-Cruelty Society Calling Card

Year: 1940's - 1950's  
Five women met in the home of Mrs. Theodore Thomas, wife to the symphony’s conductor, on January 19, 1899 in the sprawling city of Chicago, Illinois to address the depressing scenes of animals wasting ...
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Asher Jay’s Cut Throat Captivity

Year: 2009  
While much of The Animal Museum's collection consists of historical artifacts offering insight into past and ongoing human/animal relations and the animal protection movement, the collection also features ...
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Bambi: A Life in the Woods

Year: 1956 (First published in German in 1923)  
Researched and written by Abbie Rogers The Walt Disney animated film Bambi, a coming of age story featuring a young deer and his woodland friends, has had a profound impact on generations of viewers ...
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Banderillas

Year: Unknown  
Researched and written by Abbie Rogers Translation assistance by Carolyn Merino Mullin and Faith Josephs. Sport? Art form? Cultural tradition? Act of cruelty? Bullfighting is a spectacle that has sparked ...
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Battery Cage

Year: Unknown  
The practice of keeping egg-laying hens in a battery cage like this one from our collection began as early as the 1930’s. Arguments were made that this new housing unit, compared to a traditional family ...
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Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

Year: 1945 edition  
Originally published in 1877, Black Beauty by Anna Sewell is one of the best-selling books of all time, with over 50 million copies sold worldwide. In many ways, it is also one of the most influential. ...
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Humane Education In the Public Schools of Maine

Year: 1924  
“TO THE TEACHERS OF MAINE – Dear Co-workers: In preparing this little booklet on kindness to animals I have in mind not alone the fulfilling of the law as set down in our statues, but with it ...
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L.A. Watson’s A Bird at My Table

Year: 2009  
Text by Abbie Rogers Kentucky-based artist L.A .Watson uses paintbrushes, a camera, and even blown glass to illuminate our culture’s intersecting oppressions of non-human animals and women. Her photographic ...
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