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Month: October 2021
Animals in Art: Halloween
Witch by Jaroslav Panuska, 1898-1900 Illustration by Eric Millen from the book Victorian Macabre: Ghastly Short Stories Bat goblet by Henri Husson, 1909 The Witch by Lionel Lindsay, 1924 Woodblock by Bernard Zuber from the book La Vie Execrable de Guillemette Babin, Sorciere by Maurice Garçon, 1926 The Magic Circle by John William Waterhouse, 1886 … Continue reading Animals in Art: Halloween
The Handy Dog Booklet Series
In the mid-1940s, Captain Will Judy published a Handy Dog Booklet Series which included a dozen different titles. Each was illustrated and I've chosen some images to share from several of the booklets. Laws about Dogs, 1943: I'm dying to know the details of this case. Feeding the Dog, 1945: A filthy lie, I am … Continue reading The Handy Dog Booklet Series
The Coelacanth in Literature Following Rediscovery
Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer with the first coelacanth specimen (Image via Wikimedia Commons) Thought to have been extinct for 65 million years, the coelacanth (Latimeria chalumnae) was scientifically rediscovered in December 1938 when a specimen was brought by a fisherman to South African museum curator Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer. Ms. Latimer worked to preserve and identify the animal, which … Continue reading The Coelacanth in Literature Following Rediscovery
Animals in Art: Birds
From the book Atlas de Zoologie: ou collection de 100 planches by Paul Gervais, 1844 Dancing in the Air III by Annie Ovenden, 2015 Mother Carey and her Chickens by John Gerrard Keulemans, 1877 Woodcut from the book List of the Vertebrated Animals Now or Lately Living in the Gardens of the Zoological Society of … Continue reading Animals in Art: Birds
Shelter Pet Transport: Yea, Nay or Grey?
(Stock photo via Pexels) Transporting shelter animals to other states has become a common practice. There are benefits, if it's done right, but there are negatives to consider as well. Moving animals from an over capacity shelter frees up immediate space. Getting those animals to an area with low shelter populations can get them adopted … Continue reading Shelter Pet Transport: Yea, Nay or Grey?
Animals in Art: Amphibians and Reptiles
Fire Belly Newt Sorcerer by Lily Seika Jones, 2020 Frog by a Dandelion with Flies by Jan Van Oort (1877 - 1938) The Toads' Tea-party by Beatrix Potter (1866-1943) Caecilian by Cindy Hitchcock Illustration from the book Marvels of Animal Life by Charles Frederick Holder, 1885 The Incident at Seasalter Beach by DD McInnes Kaplumbağa … Continue reading Animals in Art: Amphibians and Reptiles
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Vintage Museum Leaflet on Dogs
When the American Museum of Natural History needed a guide leaflet for their dog exhibit, they went to their reptile/amphibian guy. Zooming in on a few images within the text: Zooming in on some of the dog breeds pictured in the above pages: I like "spaynell".