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  • Kate Rosendale

    From the archives: A staff member works on a model of the Bison and Pronghorn Diorama (located in the Hall of North American Mammals), February 1939. American Museum of Natural History (via Museum Nerd).

  • David Allkins

    From the Archives: Paul Wright working on a model of the American Bison Group, photographed by Charles H. Coles in 1939. AMNH/291072 This model was made during the development of the American Bison diorama in the Hall of North American Mammals. The scene is set in the mid-1800s between Rawlins and Saratoga, Wyoming, when the prairies teemed with tens of millions of bison.

  • Emily Wilkinson

    Archival photos of museum work in progress is about as good as it gets. Also, I want a mini bison.

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