Here is a fun object from our Anthropology collection.
© The Field Museum, CSA77106.
Bowl fragment from Cache AI. San Jose IV unslipped lidded.
Maya Central America Belize [British Honduras] Northern Cayo District San Jose Tzimin Cax ANT68A.
Taxidermy Tuesday, fleshing out the body of a Bushman, a gorilla.
© The Field Museum, Z84927.
Joseph Krstolich, artist sculptor uses clay to build on [flesh out] the outline of the body on top of the skeleton. Processing taxidermy of Bushman, Lincoln Park Zoo Gorilla.
Mammal Monday: Caribou (Reindeer). In most populations both sexes grow antlers.
© The Field Museum, CSZ77110.
Caribou, (Rangifer tarandus) Hall 16 Diorama Zoology specimen 36719.
Fossil Friday Shark teeth from our postcard series. This one is back when we were named the Field Columbian Museum of Chicago.
© The Field Museum, PCGEO159.
Fossil shark’s teeth.
Nothing tops off a Thursday like a bird skeleton photobomb. Nice work Ostrich.
© The Field Museum, CSZ77074.
Apteryx bird skeleton detail of exhibit screen.
Sapucaia or Paradise Nut.
© The Field Museum, CSB77065.
Sapucaia nuts and branch. plant model, showing fruiting branch and seeds inside.
Taxidermy Tuesday. My, what big ears you have.
© The Field Museum, Z83129.
Leon Walters in 4th floor exhibits taxidermy workshop, working on a head of a Lesser Kudu.
(Update from Bruce Patterson MacArthur Curator of Mammals, this was misidentified in the photo archives record, it is in fact a Lesser Kudu.)
Mammal Monday, Large Indian Civet. The Large Indian Civet is a civet native to South and Southeast Asia. They are solitary and nocturnal
carnivores that eat birds, frogs, snakes, small mammals, eggs, crabs, and fish.
© The Field Museum, CSZ77046.
Large Indian Civet (Viverra zibetha) from Southern Asia. Mounted individual mammal. Museum specimen Zoology specimen 36743.
Fossil Friday, ground sloth. This acetate negative, scanned today, show signs of deterioration. We are in the process of digitizing this type of film to make a digital copy before it’s too late.
© The Field Museum, CSGEO77052.
Sternal bones, detail of Ground Sloth (Pronothrotherium). Preinstallation of Sloth and Glyptodont case, Hall 38
Here is a great image from 1912 out on expedition. The woman in the center is resting her hand on a very large cactus.
© The Field Museum, CSB36203, Photographer Huron H. Smith.
Group of five people, men and women, standing in a cactus field.
North America U.S.A. California.
5x7 glass negative