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What type of animal are these antlers from?




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Asked by Evpstudy, Last updated: Apr 03, 2020

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Answered Aug 17, 2018

Moose
Moose

Many contemporary descriptions from visitors at Monticello record the presence of the mounted moose and elk antlers in Jeffersons entrance hall. In his 1809 Life of Thomas Jefferson, George Tucker gives the following description: The entrance from the portico was into a saloon decorated on either side with horns of elk, moose, and deer; Mexican antiquities; Indian dresses, weapons and ornaments, together with four pieces of statuary.
 

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