-MORE TICKETS ADDED- Faces from the Past: Death Masks at Princeton University

Join us for a rare look at the Laurence Hutton Collection of Death Masks

Princeton, New Jersey

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A group of rarely shown death masks will be on view at the main gallery of Firestone Library noon-4:45.

This extraordinary collection was discovered by chance in the late 1800s when journalist Laurence Hutton happened upon a boy selling what appeared to be the face of Benjamin Franklin, cast in plaster. The first mask was purchased for 2 shillings, and the rest were salvaged from the trash.

On Obscura Day, the curator will give a talk about their history at 2 pm. Faces will include Benjamin Franklin, Sir Isaac Newton, Oliver Cromwell, and many more.

Find out more about Obscura Day at the Laurence Hutton Collection


12:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Eastern Time (US & Canada)


Firestone Library, Princeton University
One Washington Road
Princeton, New Jersey, 08544, USA