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THE CARNEGIE MUSEUM.

is now hidden away in Boston and invisible to the public, probably the most perfect specimen in any Museum.

A good foundation has been laid for the development of the section of archeology. The aboriginal races of America as represented by the mound-builders of the Ohio Valley, the cliff-dwellers of Arizona and the ancient populations of Mexico are in evidence in many ways. One of the latest acquisitions has been a series of reproductions of the carvings in stone preserved in the National Museum of Mexico. These

 

PSM V59 D027 Model of moki snake dancers.png

The Moki Snake Dancers. Group Modeled by T. A. Mills.

 

reproductions were made at the expense of Mr. Carnegie and are a duplication to the city of Pittsburgh of the gift made recently to the city of New York by the Duc de Loubat, and preserved in the American Museum of Natural History in Central Park.

The surviving Indian races of North America are represented by an extensive series of models and groups made by Mr. T. A. Mills, the well-known sculptor, all being clothed in characteristic costumes, selected with great care to represent the manners and customs which prevail among them. Besides, there are extensive collections of imple-