Before and After
May 19, 2015 8:02 PM   Subscribe

The Gorilla Group in the Akeley Hall of African Mammals in the American Museum of Natural History is one of the largest and most beloved scenes in the museum. The gorillas were killed in 1921. In 2010 curator Stephen Quinn returned to the exact location depicted in the diorama to document the scene as it appears today. previously.
posted by bq (2 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I have some volcanic rock from that region of the Congo.
posted by Nevin at 9:09 PM on May 19, 2015

Of all the things I miss about NYC, the American Museum of Natural History ranks in the top 10. That and the Planetarium, of course. Whenever I visited, I was 10 years old again.
posted by Splunge at 11:11 AM on May 20, 2015

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