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The tale of the start of my collection of masks is curious and possibly thrilling. The 1/2-dozen casts upon which it is primarily based were located, early inside the Sixties, in a dirt-bin in one of the old fashioned streets which run toward the East River, inside the neighborhood of Tompkins Square, New York. Their proprietor had currently died; his unsympathetic and unappreciative heirs had thrown away what they considered “the horrible matters;” a small boy had determined them, and supplied them for sale to a provider in phrenological casts, who found out their well worth, even though, in lots of instances, he did no longer recognize whose heads they represented; and so, by chance, they came into my possession, and stimulated
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