Turning the Book Wheel
A tumblr of semi-random stuff from the stacks of the Smithsonian Libraries
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20 of August, 2014

Much like magicians who pull a rabbit from a hat, auntie Florence would entertain and astound the young ‘uns by pulling a grub from uncle Arthur’s punky featherdo.

Image taken from Captain Thomas Brown’s “Illustrations of the American ornithology of Alexander Wilson and Charles Lucian Bonaparte" (1835).


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Tags:  #birds  #scientific illustration  #woodpecker  #BHL

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