Field Museum Photo Archives

100 years ago today, Martha the last Passenger Pigeon passed away at Cincinnati Zoological Gardens. It is amazing to think that an animal once so abundant could so quickly go extinct. 


© The Field Museum, GN85465_13, Photographer John Weinstein.

Passenger Pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) diorama. Standing free case. Hall 21, Individual bird exhibit in case before dismantling. Documentation for Animal Kingdom exhibit preparation.

120 negative film

1990

100 years ago today, Martha the last Passenger Pigeon passed away at Cincinnati Zoological Gardens. It is amazing to think that an animal once so abundant could so quickly go extinct.


© The Field Museum, GN85465_13, Photographer John Weinstein.

Passenger Pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) diorama. Standing free case. Hall 21, Individual bird exhibit in case before dismantling. Documentation for Animal Kingdom exhibit preparation.

120 negative film

1990

Today’s photo is celebrating expeditions out into the field. We have a  new exhibit opening up that shows behind the scenes of some of our scientists out on expedition called Into the Bat Caves of Kenya. 
© The Field Museum, CSZ56318c, Photographer Wilfred H. Osgood.
Expedition members, left to right, C. Suydam Cutting, Jack Baum, [unidentified probably Wilfred H. Osgood], Louis A. Fuertes, Alfred Bailey.
Daily News Abyssinian Expedition Zoology Mammals, Birds Africa Abyssinia.
Hand colored lantern slide
1927

Today’s photo is celebrating expeditions out into the field. We have a  new exhibit opening up that shows behind the scenes of some of our scientists out on expedition called Into the Bat Caves of Kenya.

© The Field Museum, CSZ56318c, Photographer Wilfred H. Osgood.

Expedition members, left to right, C. Suydam Cutting, Jack Baum, [unidentified probably Wilfred H. Osgood], Louis A. Fuertes, Alfred Bailey.

Daily News Abyssinian Expedition Zoology Mammals, Birds Africa Abyssinia.

Hand colored lantern slide

1927

Not only was Carl Akeley the father of modern Taxidermy, he also invented this motion picture camera that was used out on expedition.
© The Field Museum, CSZ55344, Photographer Wilfred H. Osgood.
Expedition member, probably C. Suydam Cutting explaining the movie camera to two men. Shows the Akeley “pancake” camera [invented by Carl Akeley] on tripod from the side. 
Daily News Abyssinian Expedition
Album print
1927

Not only was Carl Akeley the father of modern Taxidermy, he also invented this motion picture camera that was used out on expedition.

© The Field Museum, CSZ55344, Photographer Wilfred H. Osgood.

Expedition member, probably C. Suydam Cutting explaining the movie camera to two men. Shows the Akeley “pancake” camera [invented by Carl Akeley] on tripod from the side. 

Daily News Abyssinian Expedition

Album print

1927