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Beads and Beadwork of the American Indians

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ISBN-10: 1406754072

ISBN-13: 9781406754070

Edition: 2007

Authors: William C. Orchard

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Read Books
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 204
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.45" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

A gifted artist, was born in England around 1865, came to the United States, worked for a short period at the American Museum of Natural History, and then entered the private employ of Dr. Heye. Upon the founding of the Museum of the American Indian in 1916, Mr. Orchard became preparator, continuing in this capacity until his retirement in 1935. He died in 1948. His genius in repairing and restoring specimens was remarkable, and he enjoyed a well-earned reputation throughout the museum world for his skill in creating models and dioramas of native scenes. His son, Fred, was also a preparator, serving on the staff of the Peabody Museum, Harvard University, for many years." (From the foreword…