Monday, June 7, 2010

American Birds

The Lloyd Library and Museum in Cincinnati has posted a wonderful little exhibit full of illustrations from ornithological illustrators. It isn't unusual to see images from Audubon or Catesby, but it's refreshing to see a panoply of images of a single species from a variety of popular observers and illustrators. I think it would be a wonderful use of internet-space to construct a database of changing bird images over time. Check out the feature on the passenger pigeon for a hint of what I'm imagining.

Be sure to check out the "Birds for Children" section too. After all, as one steadfast supporter of the Forum could certainly remind us, a key to understanding science in America is understanding how it came to be taught. Also, the pictures look neat.

2 comments:

  1. I admit I don't know anything about the Lloyd Library, but I'm intrigued by its tag line: "Historical Research Center for the Natural Health Movement."

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  2. Thanks for the exhibit comments. Historical Research Center is a subunit of the Lloyd Library. I encourage you to visit our website to find out more.
    Anna Heran
    Archivist/Webmaster
    Lloyd Library and Museum

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