Art: Bird Museum

Month ago Reginald I. ("Rex") Brasher (pronounced Bray-sher) signed a contract with Connecticut in which that State agreed to build within two years a museum to house his collection of North American bird drawings—a collection which some experts rate as the best since John James Audubon (TIME, Sept. 12, 1932).* By last week almost all of "Rex" Brasher's 874 original pictures, valued by him at $500,000, had been moved to the State Capitol vaults at Hartford.

As unusual as Brasher's bird pictures will be the museum Connecticut intends to build in the...

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