Read ✓ Museum Through a Lens By Polly Parry – Terrapin-info.co.uk

Museum Through a Lens Visit The Natural History Museum Years Ago Featuring A Wealth Of Stunning Black And White Photographs From The Museum S Archives, This Book Offers A Real Flavor Of Life At One Of London S Oldest And Most Famous Visitor Attractions, From Victorian Times Until Just After World War II The Book Focuses On The Unusual Events That Have Taken Place Over The Years, The Characters Working At And Visiting The Museum, And Of Course The Remarkable Specimens The Photographs Go Back As Far As The S, The Earliest Years Of The Museum, When Only A Few Horse Drawn Carriages Plied The Streets Of South Kensington And Elephants And Gorillas From Distant Parts Of The British Empire Were Exhibited For The First Time In Later Years The Museum Gardens Were To Be Dug Over For Vegetable Production During World War II And Whale Carcasses Were Buried In The Grounds To Allow The Flesh To Rot Away Ranging From The Amazing To The Amusing, The Images Are Evocative And Brimming With Period Detail The Authors Are Senior Archivists And Well Placed To Share Their Knowledge Of The Stories That Lie Behind The Silver Nitrate Surface Of The Old Photographic Prints


9 thoughts on “Museum Through a Lens

  1. says:

    Rating 4,5Great photographs and interesting bits of information Very fun to get a behind the scenes or history of the museum I know now It is a selected story that is told though as far as I can see not biased , but that does not take away from the pictures themselves.Very pretty, and great to take with you to visit the museum and compare


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