In December 2016, our fourth floor will be transformed into a new destination for historical education and innovation. During the current renovation, objects from our permanent collection are on view throughout the Museum.
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Elisha Kent Kane, M.D. (1820-1857)
Oil on canvas
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Miss Cary was one of nine children born to Robert and Elizabeth (Jessup) Cary on their pioneer homestead a few miles north of Cincinnati, Ohio. She was a self-educated poet, and her literary interests carried her to New York in 1850. Cary was the author of "Pictures of Country Life" (1859), "The Bishop's Son" (1867), and "Snow-Berries" (1867), and a frequent contributor to such popular periodicals as "Harper's," Putnam's Monthly," and "Atlantic Monthly."
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