+44 1803 865913
By: Susan Snell(Author), Polly Parry(Author), David Bellamy(Foreword By)
112 pages, b/w photos
Visit the Natural History Museum – 100 years ago. Featuring a wealth of stunning black-and-white photographs from the Museum's archives, Museum Through a Lens offers a real flavour of life at one of London's oldest and most famous visitor attractions, from Victorian times until just after the Second World War. The photographs go back as far as the 1880s, to the earliest years of the Museum, when only a few horsedrawn 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 the Second World War and whale carcasses were buried in the grounds to allow the flesh to rot away. Museum Through a Lens focuses on the unusual events that have taken place over the years, the characters working at and visiting the Museum, and of course the awe-inspiring specimens. 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.
First published as Life Through A Lens.
There are currently no reviews for this book. Be the first to review this book!
Susan Snell is a former senior archivist at the Natural History Museum, London. Polly Parry is the Museum Archivist and Records Manager at the Natural History Museum, London and has an in-depth knowledge of the history of the building, its collections and people.
Your orders support book donation projects
They [the books] arrived in wonderful condition and it was a joy to see how well they were protected.
Search and browse over 110,000 wildlife and science products
Multi-currency. Secure worldwide shipping
Wildlife, science and conservation since 1985