Watchdogs of China

Watch Dogs of China (center) - and on the right Satsuma Lions (or Sutsuma)- fighting over the world - Night and Day. The lion skull adorned with gold (far left) is an ashtray. Hanging on the wall are some knives. The skin on the wall is a Steinbuck. The sand at the lower right is from Petra, in Jordan.

Ira Morse, founder of the Morse Museum, pictured in this 1930 postcard (above)is standing beside his male lion shot in the 1926-27 big game hunting expedition. Phil Morse shot the female lion on the same nine month trip.   Before the ivory trade was declared illegal Mr. Morse collected fabulous ivory art objects such as these carved ivory elephant bridges from Zanzibar (below).

The Morse Museum Story is a book containing over 150 photos with captions.  In this book you will see photos and descriptions of the former museum's contents from around the world like the ones featured on this page.

What was it like to travel the world or go big game hunting in Africa in the 1920's?  Who was this flamboyant businessman of the early 20th century?  See the curios he collected from each of his numerous trips around the world.

To experience the thrill and adventure from another time order your copy of The Morse Museum Story from this web site. Now you can tour the Morse Museum from your arm chair just as if you would have made the trip, 20, 40, or 60 years ago.  Order your copy today right here, on line, for less than the tank of gas it would have cost you to get there!

Below is a card that my father, Philip Morse, sent in 1969 when he and his second wife Jane C. Morse made a round the world tour.

Postcard from East Africa

The Morse Museum Story is available for purchase for $30. Contact Brian Morse via email by clicking here to reserve your copy.