Black Hawk Life Cast Used for Gari Melchers’ ‘Conspiracy of Pontiac’ Mural

Gari Melchers Home and Studio docent Murray Corliss contributed to this post. This life cast, or three-dimensional plaster cast made from a mold of a living body, is placed high on a Dutch cabinet in Gari Melchers’ Falmouth studio quietly watching over …

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Julius Melchers and Figurecarving in 19th Century America

Julius Melchers’ ‘Captain Jack,’ now on display at Gari Melchers Home & Studio at Belmont In 1886, a New York journalist noted that, “Few objects, policemen and lampposts excepted, are more familiar to the public than the cigar store wooden Indian. …

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