1. From the Archives: Time exposure showing six stages at beginning of lunar eclipse, 1960.

Did you see the lunar eclipse last night? Check out the Museum’s online database of digital images for more pictures of eclipses dating as far back as 1908, and read the Sky Reporter blog to learn more about this phenomena.
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    From the Archives: Time exposure showing six stages at beginning of lunar eclipse, 1960.

    Did you see the lunar eclipse last night? Check out the Museum’s online database of digital images for more pictures of eclipses dating as far back as 1908, and read the Sky Reporter blog to learn more about this phenomena.

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  2. From the Archives: Museum photographer Thane L. Biewert photographs a colleague photographing Tyrannosaurus rex. (1937) 
Barnum Brown, known as the greatest dinosaur collector of all time, discovered and excavated this specimen starting in 1902. Learn about Brown’s extraordinary career.
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    From the Archives: Museum photographer Thane L. Biewert photographs a colleague photographing Tyrannosaurus rex. (1937)

    Barnum Brown, known as the greatest dinosaur collector of all time, discovered and excavated this specimen starting in 1902. 
    Learn about Brown’s extraordinary career.

    Browse more images from the archives.
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  3. From the archives: “Plant, bottom of Grand Canyon, Arizona,” (date unknown).
This hand-colored image comes from the American Museum of Natural History’s lantern slide collection, originally used to illustrate public lectures at the Museum. The lectures were so successful that a new and larger theater was constructed in 1900 to accommodate the growing crowds. 
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    From the archives: “Plant, bottom of Grand Canyon, Arizona,” (date unknown).

    This hand-colored image comes from the American Museum of Natural History’s lantern slide collection, originally used to illustrate public lectures at the Museum. The lectures were so successful that a new and larger theater was constructed in 1900 to accommodate the growing crowds. 

    (c) AMNH Library/LS239-58

  4. From the archives: a Viking Rocket on display at the Hayden Planetarium in 1955. 
This rocket was one of 12 that launched from 1945 to 1955, allowing new research on Earth’s upper atmosphere to be conducted. Learn more.AMNH Library/983

    From the archives: a Viking Rocket on display at the Hayden Planetarium in 1955.

    This rocket was one of 12 that launched from 1945 to 1955, allowing new research on Earth’s upper atmosphere to be conducted. Learn more.

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  5. “Drawing of proposed African Hall, 1925”
For more images from the archives, browse the Picturing the Museum collection.
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    “Drawing of proposed African Hall, 1925”

    For more images from the archives, browse the Picturing the Museum collection.

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  6. From the archives: preparing an exhibit for the Hall of Biology of Man, 1961See all the images from the Picturing the Museum collection here.AMNH Library/327771

    From the archives: preparing an exhibit for the Hall of Biology of Man, 1961

    See all the images from the Picturing the Museum collection here.

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  7. From the Archives: Kids visit Cold Hands, Cold Feet, a temporary exhibition on view in 1956 that told the “story of how man has managed to keep his extremities warm in winter.”
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    From the Archives: Kids visit Cold Hands, Cold Feet, a temporary exhibition on view in 1956 that told the “story of how man has managed to keep his extremities warm in winter.”

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  8. In today’s peek into the archives, Dwight Franklin models a bullfrog (1911).
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    In today’s peek into the archives, Dwight Franklin models a bullfrog (1911).

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  9. From the archives: lions in miniature (1914)A clay model of the lion group seen in the Akeley Hall of African Mammals.AMNH Library/#34320

    From the archives: lions in miniature (1914)

    A clay model of the lion group seen in the Akeley Hall of African Mammals.

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  10. Well into the 20th century, mercury was an ingredient in popular remedies, from purgatives to infants’ teething powder. Though we now know that mercury is highly toxic, many other natural poisons are used today in medicines for cancer, diabetes, malaria and other ailments. 
More on poison as medicine.

    Well into the 20th century, mercury was an ingredient in popular remedies, from purgatives to infants’ teething powder. Though we now know that mercury is highly toxic, many other natural poisons are used today in medicines for cancer, diabetes, malaria and other ailments. 

    More on poison as medicine.