Democracy in action, folks.
What’s that? You like March Madness, but you’d prefer something nerdier, maybe something that involves an ancient mammal of some kind? No problem!
It’s Tuesday’s peek into the archives: Melting the wax covering from a cactus model, December 1953. See the model today in the Hall of North American Forests. © AMNH Library/ 323110
"Oh, not much…cleaned the wax off the cactus…why, what did YOU do at work today?"
Blind children studying the hippopotamus.
(Another gem from the American Museum of Natural History Library, dated 1914.)
These are from the wonderful Picturing the Museum section on the American Museum of Natural History website. Lots more goodies there if you like museums, history, museum history, dioramas, or kids looking adorable.
(Image credit: American Museum of Natural History Library)