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Events: April 2007

APRIL 2007

In Celebration of the 222nd Anniversary of Audubon's Birth

Where:    Palmer House Cafe and Gallery, Rensselaerville, NY
When:      Thursday, April 26, 2007
Why:        To mark 222nd birthday of john james audubon
Why:        Debut of my website - preserving an endangered species, the audubon octavo volumes 
Why:        Announcing fundraising agreement to support whooping crane recovery with www.operationmigration.org
Who:       Larry Hott and Diane Garey, producers of the documentary,  American Masters John James Audubon: Drawn From Nature are invited guests. 

One visitor to this site during the twenty-four hour period beginning at 12:01 AM (EST) on Thursday, April 26th, 2007 - provided there are 222 or more visitors - will be selected to receive a print.  I will cover the cost of mailing to the individual anywhere in North America a print, framed if desired, of either the Whooping Crane or Sandhill Crane.  The individual will have a choice of: print format -- page with script, or crane image only, print size -- octavo size (8 1/2" x 11") or life size (24" x 36") and paper type -- Archival Photo or heavy weight cotton rag Giclee 

Just visit the site at some point during the day and take note of the number visitor you are based on the "hit counter" at the bottom of this page, e-mail Roswell with this number and cross your fingers... Roswell  Eldridge MD

The Eldridge-Audubon Octavos Initiative and Operation Migration Collaborative:

Roswell Eldridge is one of Operation Migration’s newest supporters and is himself involved in a rescue effort.  Rare volumes of John James Audubon's Birds of America, octavo edition, are being destroyed as individual prints are removed and sold, Audubon's  text discarded.  But Roswell has demonstrated that fine, collectable prints can be produced from intact volumes and that  accompanying booklets containing Audubon's complete, personal descriptions are themselves of value. Roswell is offering for sale through OM only, limited edition prints, with booklets, of the Adult Whooping Crane and 'Young' Whooping Crane from his intact 150 year old volumes.  (Audubon mistook the Sandhill Crane for a young Whooper).  He is contributing all proceeds to OM.

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