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Athenaeum Salon — Giraffe Part Three

(2.20) Head down to the Providence Athenaeum today for part three of “What use is the giraffe?” postponed from last April. In the summer of 1827 a very young giraffe arrived in Paris, a gift for King Charles X from Muhammad Ali, the Pasha of Egypt, who had reason to curry political favor from the […]

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Giraffomania — New Friday Salon Series At Athenaeum

(2.7) The Providence Athenaeum hosts historian and author John Tresch for “Transformative Milieu: The Paris of Geoffroy’s Giraffe,” part one of ‘What use is the giraffe?’ — The Evolution of Science, Society, and Spectacle in the Cosmopolitan 19th Century. In the summer of 1827 a very young giraffe arrived in Paris, a gift for King

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