Aztec Calendar, Mexico City, mounted in the side wall of the Cathedral of Mexico Cityca. 1839
Image: 15.5 x 20.5 cm (whole plate)
'Trace' is a manmade interpretation of geological phenomena / strata. It is comprised of surplus materials from plaster casts and sculptures collected over time. A trace of other peoples work existing in the piece, echoing the trace of man in the universe.
Here is a plate from the Research Design in Nature series from 1929. We digitize prints and other materials from the library collection.
© The Field Museum, GN90798d_RDN051.
Take the Illinois Central to Field Museum color poster of a Great Anteater with the Field Museum in the background. Take The Illinois Central to the Field Museum advertisement Vol2 PL 48 Plates from Research Design in Nature, a publication by Field Museum Press by John Gilbert Wilkins from the Art Institute of Chicago, circa 1925.
French painter Henri Toulouse-Lautrec with the director of the Moulin Rouge.
The top cheese-producting states of 2012, in decending order, were WI, CA, and ID, with NY & NM tied for 4th.
i never would have guessed Idaho and New Mexico
ICYMI! A rather shaky time lapse of last night’s blood moon taken from NASA’s live feed (recorded at the Griffith Observatory in LA).
And … for good measure - this now-irrelevant but still-ridiculous song:
A bit better than my iPhone and a pair of binoculars.
Oh, and no clouds helps.
If the sky is clear during early morning hours of Tuesday April 15, viewers in the Eastern time zone will see a full lunar eclipse beginning at 3:07 am and ending at 4:25 am. By coincidence, that night, Mars will be the brightest it’s been since 2007 and won’t be again until 2016.
Set your alarm
Victor Schrager (American, b. 1950)
Prickly Lemon, 2000
©Victor Schrager/Courtesy of Edwynn Houk Gallery