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    GALLERY: Maine State Museum looks back at passenger pigeons - Staff photo by Joe Phelan | of | Share this photo

    A set of stuffed passenger pigeons and a painting of one are seen in a display case on Friday at the Maine State Museum in Augusta. The museum recently set up the display to mark the 100th anniversary of passenger pigeons going extinct.

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    Zoology curator Paula Work talks about hunting passenger pigeons on Friday during an interview at the Maine State Museum in Augusta. The museum recently set up the display to mark the 100th anniversary of passenger pigeons going extinct.

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    A print copied from this 1897 edition of Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper is part of the passenger pigeon display at the Maine State Museum in Augusta. The museum recently set up the display to mark the 100th anniversary of passenger pigeons going extinct.

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    This circa 1854 oil painting of a passenger pigeon by a student of John Cloudman is on display at the Maine State Museum in Augusta. The museum recently set up the display to mark the 100th anniversary of passenger pigeons going extinct.

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    GALLERY: Maine State Museum looks back at passenger pigeons - Staff photo by Joe Phelan | of | Share this photo

    This pair of stuffed passenger pigeons is in a display case at the Maine State Museum in Augusta. The museum recently set up the display to mark the 100th anniversary of passenger pigeons going extinct.

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