Plaid boots, made in France, circa 1860.
“Don’t lose that anger. Just have a little more patience and forgiveness. For yourself as well.”
~ R.I.P. author and AIDS activist Larry Kramer (1935 - 2020)
“I did what I felt, and I felt what I did, at all costs.”
~ Richard Wayne Penniman a.k.a. Little Richard (1932 - 2020)
Ernst Haeckel in his work Kunstformen der Natur (1899-1904), grouped together these specimens, including trilobites (which are extinct) and horseshoe crabs, so the viewer could clearly see similarities that point to the evolutionary process.
This and other drawings from the Museum Library’s Rare Book collection are on view now in Natural Histories: 400 Years of Scientific Illustration from the Museum’s Library. (© AMNH/D. Finnin)
Double Virginal by Hans Ruckers the Elder, Musical Instruments
Gift of B. H. Homan, 1929 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Medium: Pine, beech, poplar, mahogany, paint, gesso, metal, parchment, brass