Cultural geography, online photos, and the Field Museum of Natural History
I consider myself a fan of museums. Maybe more than a fan. There’s not much that can beat a good museum. I can easily spend hours browsing displays, talking with docents, and learning tons.
And there aren’t many museums that can get the better of me. The Smithsonian. National Air and Space. World War One Museum. But there’s only one Field Museum. It’s huge – some 24 million objects. I’ve never made it through the entire thing. But still so cool.
So when I found out that the Field Museum is posting some of its photos online, I was pumped. The hundreds of photos are perfect for geography and cultural geography teachers.
I especially like those from the 1893 World’s Fair. But you can find historical images from a wide variety of places and times.
Need even more cool museum photo sets?
- National Archives
- Library of Congress
- National Museum of Natural History
- National Museum of American History