Photos from the Field Museum will resume after my downtown claustrophobia class war panic attack has subsided.
I am the countriest bumpkin in this place, decked out in Goodwill’s finest and a sweater I literally pulled out of a gutter. Hopefully the fancy people think I’m dressed ironically.
Sizable bag of marijuana seeds; packet of coca leaves. I love that I was the only person photographing these that wasn’t a snickering teenager. wondersoftheworldsfair
Old specimen bottles of 1) plant-derived oils, 2) seeds, 3) assorted useful/tasty bits (e.g., cinnamon bark).
Mushroom coral; photo of that octopus model in situ at the Fair; lady’s muff made of penshell exudate (byssus), which is by far the coolest/oddest animal-based clothing material I’ve ever seen; penshell (the byssus is the brown but at the top that looks like a wig); GLASS model of a sea cucumber; preserved nautilus from the Fair. wondersoftheworldsfair
Squid & octopus models overhead, gharial skeleton. First room feels a bit like Bioshock Infinite LARP. wondersoftheworldsfair
@ At the Field Museum’s Wonders of the World Fair exhibit. It’s all great, but the science portion is brilliant. First up, Animalia. @worldsfaih