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Edison Tarpon Conserved – Charles Edison Fund Grant

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On September 9th

tarpon exhibit sept 2014

fishing with edison     After nearly 100 years, the fish collection of the Edison family is being conserved by taxidermists. The first three tarpon in the series are on display in the museum with replicas in fiberglass to be located on the porches as in the Edison era. The original fish collection was mounted using time-honored taxidermy techniques which included “stuffing” with sisal.

The Edison artifacts are being conserved by an annual grant from the Charles Edison Fund which was established after the death of Thomas and Mina Edison by their son Charles.

 

 

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