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Submitted by admin on 20 Apr. 2011
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"Man has a long history of creating 'famous' animals. Some are mythical or literary, like the Minotaur or Toto. Others are real animals, elevated to celebrity status like Rin Tin Tin, or more recently, Internet sensation Maru the Cat. A fascinating new exhibit at Cornell University's Carl A. Kroch Library uses rare books, manuscripts, photographs, and artifacts to explore 'how and why humans choose to elevate certain individual animals or species to the status of divinities, emblems, mascots, heroes, or celebrities'."

Nancy Mattoon on an amazing exhibition at the Carl A. Kroch Library


“Man has a long history of creating ‘famous’ animals. Some are mythical or literary, like the Minotaur or Toto. Others are real animals, elevated to celebrity status like Rin Tin Tin, or more recently, Internet sensation Maru the Cat. A fascinating new exhibit at Cornell University's Carl A. Kroch Library uses rare books, manuscripts, photographs, and artifacts to explore ‘how and why humans choose to elevate certain individual animals or species to the status of divinities, emblems, mascots, heroes, or celebrities’."

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>>> Monster Smackdown: The Trojan Horse Vs. Godzilla At Cornell Library, by Nancy Mattoon (Booktryst April 19, 2011)

>>> Animal Legends: From the Trojan Horse to Godzilla - An exhibition at the Hirshland Exhibition Gallery of the Carl A. Kroch Library of Cornell University from March, 4 until September 30, 2011

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