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Elwood and Frothingham had eye for collecting special items

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Amsterdam museum founder Walter Elwood’s own collection of natural wonders was augmented in the late 1930s and 1940s by objects including an elephant’s foot from the estate of world traveler, author and advertising man Robert Frothingham. Frothingham had married a woman from the Mohawk Valley and they had a summer home near Northville. Elwood, an educator who died in 1955, had a “fund of knowledge,” said the late Amsterdam school system librarian Evelyn Riccio. She ...


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