Behind the Scenes at the AMNH
When I visit this place, I always wondered what it would be like to go behind the scenes and learn what really goes into the making of their exhibits - especially the older dioramas that have been there for almost a hundred years. Well, today I stumbled across an archive of photos from the early 20th century that depict just that - how these exhibits were created back in the old days.
Oh, and don't worry. That's just a stuffed bear attacking that guy. Check out more pics after the jump.
|Working on the Triceratops model, 1938|
|Paleontology staff posing with fossil shark jaws, unknown date|
|The suspended blue whale model in the Hall of Ocean Life, 1969|
|Museum staff joining the head to the body of a female elephant in the Indian Elephant group, 1926|
|At work on the Killer whale group in the Hall of Ocean Life, 1967|
|Museum staff mounting rhinoceros and Indian elephant, 1934|
|Preparing the African lion group, 1935|