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The Grotesque 100-Year Old Wax Figures on Display in Brooklyn
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ethnographic

The Grotesque 100-Year Old Wax Figures on Display in Brooklyn

Murder, anatomy, death masks, and erotic beauties in wax—a Victorian amusement comes stateside.
March 25, 2016
Poisonous Bees Meet Hitler & Beauty Queens in a Mazelike Thai Museum
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war history

Poisonous Bees Meet Hitler & Beauty Queens in a Mazelike Thai Museum

November 11, 2014
The Strange Specimens of a Mysterious Thai Apothecary
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pharmacy museums

The Strange Specimens of a Mysterious Thai Apothecary

November 07, 2014
The Dusty, Diminutive Inhabitants of the San Diego Model Train Museum
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models

The Dusty, Diminutive Inhabitants of the San Diego Model Train Museum

April 11, 2014
Stabbing Horn of Justice: The Most Magical Facts About the Unicorn
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unicorns

Stabbing Horn of Justice: The Most Magical Facts About the Unicorn

February 28, 2014
New York City's Oldest Magic Shop: A Photo Tour
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magic

New York City's Oldest Magic Shop: A Photo Tour

February 25, 2014
Vintage Films from Pole to Pole
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polar week

Vintage Films from Pole to Pole

January 31, 2014
Graphic Guide to Arctic Firsts
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arctic circle

Graphic Guide to Arctic Firsts

January 30, 2014
Notes from the Field: A Gibbon Experience
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animal week

Notes from the Field: A Gibbon Experience

November 20, 2013
Unusual London: A Photo Tour of Seven Astonishing Places
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Unusual London: A Photo Tour of Seven Astonishing Places

August 14, 2013
Notes from the Field: From Tombstone Quarry to Natural History in Northern Vermont
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notes from the field

Notes from the Field: From Tombstone Quarry to Natural History in Northern Vermont

July 23, 2013
Notes from the Field: A Day in Montreal
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notes from the field

Notes from the Field: A Day in Montreal

April 09, 2013
Notes from the Field: Hanoi Zoological Museum
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notes from the field

Notes from the Field: Hanoi Zoological Museum

March 12, 2013
Inside Thomas Hamberg's Helsinki Wunderkammer
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Inside Thomas Hamberg's Helsinki Wunderkammer

February 06, 2013
Notes from the Field: Congdon Anatomical Museum
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notes from the field

Notes from the Field: Congdon Anatomical Museum

January 24, 2013
Field Trip: Museum of Mathematics
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Field Trip: Museum of Mathematics

January 14, 2013
Notes from the Field: The Arppeanum
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notes from the field

Notes from the Field: The Arppeanum

December 17, 2012
Obscura Day Poster
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obscura day

Obscura Day Poster

March 21, 2012
Americana Through the Years: Mystery Spots
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Americana Through the Years: Mystery Spots

April 18, 2007
Americana Through the Years: Dinosaur Park
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Americana Through the Years: Dinosaur Park

March 21, 2007