John James Audubon, 1785-1851.
This was the last portrait of Audubon created, in 1850. Dude’s got a wicked case of the olds going on, mostly because he was said to have a serious distaste for false teeth, and given what they had back then, can you blame him? They weren’t wooden (that would be ridiculous - even Washington never had wooden teeth), but people who could afford them had metal or ivory teeth, with extremely uncomfortable fittings, for the most part.
The Auk. Vol IX, 1894.

John James Audubon, 1785-1851.

This was the last portrait of Audubon created, in 1850. Dude’s got a wicked case of the olds going on, mostly because he was said to have a serious distaste for false teeth, and given what they had back then, can you blame him? They weren’t wooden (that would be ridiculous - even Washington never had wooden teeth), but people who could afford them had metal or ivory teeth, with extremely uncomfortable fittings, for the most part.

The Auk. Vol IX, 1894.

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