Field Museum Photo Archives

Have you ever wondered how the totem poles got into Stanley Field Hall?
A lot of man power and a widened door.
© The Field Museum, GN84599, Photographer Herbert P. Burtch.
Moving totem poles formerly located in the Field Columbian Museum. Railroad cars, flat bed trains. Over 22 men outside west side, moving totem poles inside the new Field Museum building.
1920

Have you ever wondered how the totem poles got into Stanley Field Hall?

A lot of man power and a widened door.

© The Field Museum, GN84599, Photographer Herbert P. Burtch.

Moving totem poles formerly located in the Field Columbian Museum. Railroad cars, flat bed trains. Over 22 men outside west side, moving totem poles inside the new Field Museum building.

1920

Fossil Friday, Protoceratops.Protoceratops was approximately 1.8 meters (6 ft) in length and 0.6 meters (2 ft) high at the shoulder. 
 
© The Field Museum, GEO81445.
Protoceratops andrewsi skeleton. Late Cretaceous from Djadochta beds, Gobi Desert, Mongolia. Hall 38 Case 42. Preinstallation Geology specimen P14046.
8x10 negative 
7/1/1954 

Fossil Friday, Protoceratops.Protoceratops was approximately 1.8 meters (6 ft) in length and 0.6 meters (2 ft) high at the shoulder. 

 

© The Field Museum, GEO81445.

Protoceratops andrewsi skeleton. Late Cretaceous from Djadochta beds, Gobi Desert, Mongolia. Hall 38 Case 42. Preinstallation Geology specimen P14046.

8x10 negative 

7/1/1954 

Mammal Monday, Okapi, also known as the forest giraffe or zebra giraffe. It is most closely related to the giraffe. Okapis have scent glands on each foot that produce a tar-like substance to mark their territory.
© The Field Museum, CSZ59325.

Okapi, mounted mammal specimen, Okapia johnstoni Hall 22 Case 22 African Mammals.
8x10 Interpositive 
1928 

Mammal Monday, Okapi, also known as the forest giraffe or zebra giraffe. It is most closely related to the giraffe. Okapis have scent glands on each foot that produce a tar-like substance to mark their territory.

© The Field Museum, CSZ59325.

Okapi, mounted mammal specimen, Okapia johnstoni Hall 22 Case 22 African Mammals.

8x10 Interpositive

1928 

The Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens) was sometimes previously known as man o’war or man of war.
These bird case photos are really great for bird shenanigans.
© The Field Museum, CSZ77233.

Magnificent Frigatebird, Man-O-War, (Fregata magnificens) posed on a branch.
8x10 negative
1933 

The Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens) was sometimes previously known as man o’war or man of war.

These bird case photos are really great for bird shenanigans.

© The Field Museum, CSZ77233.

Magnificent Frigatebird, Man-O-War, (Fregata magnificens) posed on a branch.

8x10 negative

1933