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United States Patent for Roswell Gleason's Magic Caster

about 1871
Overall: 52.1 x 38.7 cm (20 1/2 x 15 1/4 in.)
Ink on paper

Classification: Special Collections

Object Place: United States

Accession number: SC.Gleason III

Provenance/Ownership History: 1970s, acquired from the family of Roswell Gleason by Jay S. Hartnett, Whitefield, NH; 2012, gift of Jay S. Hartnett to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 30, 2012)

Gift of Jay S. Hartnett