Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Lincoln and Darwin, at 204 years old, items from Smithsonian collections

2012-08-22_11-47-10_219Never as fun or interesting when an anniversary isn't a "significant" year, but still good to celebrate Mr. Lincoln and Mr. Darwin at 204 years old.

Demonstration cases, Birds DivisionHere are a couple of pictures related to Lincoln and Darwin. At top is a 3D print of Lincoln's life mask (in miniature). Below is a Hudsonian Godwit, specimen collected by Charles Darwin in the East Falkland Islands in 1833. Smithsonian, Natural History Museum. Godwits are shore birds (family Scolopacidae), large sandpipers with long legs and bills. newsdesk.si.edu/photos/tag-hudsonian-gotwit

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