Archive for the ‘museums’ Category


Encounter in the Canyon

August 1, 2009

Encounter in the Canyon

Originally uploaded by zymoglyph

From the Zymoglyphic Museum‘s awesome Flickr stream. Their text accompaniing the set:
“Collages made for the second edition of the museum guide to show what the Zymoglyphic region might look like through the eyes of 19th century explorers. Based primarily on the works of Gustave Dore, Ernst Haeckel, Pieter Breugel the elder, and Hieronymous Bosch.”


Dinosaurs in the Civil War

November 12, 2008

dinosaurkingdomphoto by Robert Kimberly

Dinosaur Kingdom
It’s 1863 and Union soldiers have discovered a hidden valley filled with dinosaurs. Now the Yankees plan to use the dinos as weapons of mass destruction against the South.

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Rideable Jules Verne-inspired robots.

August 26, 2008

Les Machines de l’ile: Official site (in French), Wikipedia,  two Flickr sets 1, 2.

My runaway favorite is the crab larva.



B. W. Hawkins, early paleoartist.

April 8, 2008

Artist Nemo Ramjet wrote an informative blog post about Hawkins, including pictures he took of Hawkins’ pictures.



Darwin day 2008 by Ainsley Seago

February 12, 2008


Ainsley‘s two posters for the Darwin Day celebration at the Essig Museum today. Click the fragments for full size/full concept.

Edit 20080221: Now with emblogification.


A couple of nice pictures of things you don’t see every day.

October 2, 2007

From one of my favorite Flickr users.

Giant isopod (Bathynomus giganteus) in the Crustacea collection of the FMNH in Gainesville, Florida

Giant isopod (Bathynomus giganteus) in the Crustacea collection of the FMNH in Gainesville, Florida


Clayton Bailey, aka Dr. Gladstone, a childhood memory recovered by the internet.

September 11, 2007


I’ve been trying to figure out whose exhibit it was that I saw at the de Young Museum when I was eight (’75), turns out to be this guy. He had an alter-ego, Dr. Gladstone, who discovered a process by which bone turned to ceramic, and “unearthed or created” ceramic fossils from the pre-credulus era of the Bone Age that were on display. He also lectured on the process.
via (via), finally.