Postcard of Diplodocus carnegiei skeleton cast at the Jardin des Plantes in Paris. Arthur Coggeshall and William Holland from the Carnegie Museum, along with Marcellin Boule of the Paris museum seated and surrounded by museum technicians. The impressive cast was a gift from US industrialist Andrew Carnegie. Photo c. 1908.
The stony gaze of the statue upon his executor says it all. Most of the bronze "men" that once watched over Parisian streets and public squares of the French Third Republic met a most undignified end many years ago, snatched from their pedestals and erased from the history books. During
Fiery-throated Hummingbird - There are about 338 different species of hummingbirds. There are few other birds that rival the spectacular iridescence of the Fiery-throated Hummingbird. Found only in the cloud forest of Costa Rica and western Panama.
1901, Andrew Ellicott Douglass founds the field of dendrochronology by inventing a system whereby known sequences of events (floating chronologies) can be fixed to specific years (absolute chronologies) via the scientific analysis of tree rings.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Repair Shop; View of the Tank Room with a "Large Kneeling Statue of Hatshepsut," (29.3.1) undergoing treatment by C. Watts; The Tank Room was used to soak ancient sculptures. Photographed in October 1930.