Mammal Monday, Manatee. Manatees spend approximately 50% of the day sleeping submerged, surfacing for air regularly at intervals of less than 20 minutes. 
"Now that is how I’d like to spend my Mondays." 

© The Field Museum, CSZ77768.
Florida Manatee or Sea Cows (Trichechus) diorama, Celluloid Reproductions Hall N Marine Mammals. Zoology specimen 36020.
Specimens from Shedd Aquarium. Leon L. Walters and Edgar G. Layborne, taxidermy. Background Painting by Leon L. Pray. Installed 1933.
8x10 negative 
7/1/1933 

Mammal Monday, Manatee. Manatees spend approximately 50% of the day sleeping submerged, surfacing for air regularly at intervals of less than 20 minutes. 

"Now that is how I’d like to spend my Mondays." 

© The Field Museum, CSZ77768.

Florida Manatee or Sea Cows (Trichechus) diorama, Celluloid Reproductions Hall N Marine Mammals. Zoology specimen 36020.

Specimens from Shedd Aquarium. Leon L. Walters and Edgar G. Layborne, taxidermy. Background Painting by Leon L. Pray. Installed 1933.

8x10 negative 

7/1/1933 

Happy National Fossil Day!!!
Illinois state fossil is the Tullimonstrum gregarium, or more famously known as the Tully Monster.
Tullimonstrum have only been found in the Mazon Creek Fossil beds of Illinois, United States.
© The Field Museum, GEO85336, Photographer Ron Testa.
Tully monster concretions containing Tullimonstrum gregarium specimens. 
1989
© The Field Museum, GEO85141c, Photographer Ron Testa and Sophia Anastasiou Wasik.
Tully monster new model by Demetrios Betinis.
4x5 negative
10/20/1987

Happy National Fossil Day!!!

Illinois state fossil is the Tullimonstrum gregarium, or more famously known as the Tully Monster.

Tullimonstrum have only been found in the Mazon Creek Fossil beds of Illinois, United States.

© The Field Museum, GEO85336, Photographer Ron Testa.

Tully monster concretions containing Tullimonstrum gregarium specimens. 

1989

© The Field Museum, GEO85141c, Photographer Ron Testa and Sophia Anastasiou Wasik.

Tully monster new model by Demetrios Betinis.

4x5 negative

10/20/1987

Taxidermy Tuesday, Narwhal. Moving some of the larger diorama pieces can be a bit tough. Thankfully this one doesn’t weigh as much as a live Narwhal. 
© The Field Museum, Z80796.
Leon Walters and Edgar Laybourne working on Celluloid Reproduction model of Narwhal (Monodon monoceros) in taxidermy, for Hall N diorama group Zoology specimen 43768.
8x10 negative
1/13/1938 

Taxidermy Tuesday, Narwhal. Moving some of the larger diorama pieces can be a bit tough. Thankfully this one doesn’t weigh as much as a live Narwhal. 

© The Field Museum, Z80796.

Leon Walters and Edgar Laybourne working on Celluloid Reproduction model of Narwhal (Monodon monoceros) in taxidermy, for Hall N diorama group Zoology specimen 43768.

8x10 negative

1/13/1938 

You thought your job was tedious. Try counting the rings on a 235 year old tree.
© The Field Museum, CSB50445.
Museum Security Guard counting rings on Scots pine, pinus sylvestris Northern Pine specimen on exhibit. Age of this tree 235 years, Height 100 feet, Russia.
8x10 Interpositive 
1925 

You thought your job was tedious. Try counting the rings on a 235 year old tree.

© The Field Museum, CSB50445.

Museum Security Guard counting rings on Scots pine, pinus sylvestris Northern Pine specimen on exhibit. Age of this tree 235 years, Height 100 feet, Russia.

8x10 Interpositive

1925 

Expedition Peru!
This week a we have a team of staff members leaving for expedition in Peru to do our 27th Rapid Inventory. You can follow along with the team here.
© The Field Museum, CSZ44992, Photographer Malcolm P. Anderson.
Junin, Peru. Milk vendor by train. People.
Collecting Zoology Birds, Mammals South America Peru Malcolm P. Anderson Start Date: January 1, 1914 End Date: June, 1914 Andes Mountains east of Chimbote, later going to Lake Junin (altitude 14,000 feet).
4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch print 
4/1/1914

Expedition Peru!

This week a we have a team of staff members leaving for expedition in Peru to do our 27th Rapid Inventory. You can follow along with the team here.

© The Field Museum, CSZ44992, Photographer Malcolm P. Anderson.

Junin, Peru. Milk vendor by train. People.

Collecting Zoology Birds, Mammals South America Peru Malcolm P. Anderson Start Date: January 1, 1914 End Date: June, 1914 Andes Mountains east of Chimbote, later going to Lake Junin (altitude 14,000 feet).

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch print

4/1/1914