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Object Name: mounted flounder
Date: 1793
Inventory Number: 0038
Subject: biology
Maker: William Dandridge Peck
1763 - 1822
Cultural Region: United States
City of Origin: Maine
Dimensions: 35.7 x 56.6 x 1.7 cm (14 1/16 x 22 5/16 x 11/16 in.)
Description: This is a dried flounder skin mounted on cardboard, collected from the Piscataqua River in Maine in 1793. The wooden frame is not original.
Signed: in brown ink above fish: Collection Prof. Peck.
Inscribed: in brown ink below fish: Pleuranectis Flesi / Locality Piscataqua River 1793
Function: This mounted specimens like this documented native fish and could be exchanged with foreign naturalists.
Historical Attributes: This mounted specimen was prepared according to a French method by William Dandridge Peck, Massachusetts Professor of Natural History (1805-1822) at Harvard College.
Published References: David P. Wheatland, The Apparatus of Science at Harvard, 1765-1800 (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1968), 190.
Related Bibliography in CHSI Library: The Apparatus of Science at Harvard, 1765-1800
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