Swedish Museum of Natural History
August 1, 2005 8:48 PM   Subscribe

Some preserved animals. The Museum Adolphi Friderici has a catalogue in progress of the King Adolf Fredrik and Queen Lovisa collections. The collections apparently formed the basis for Carl Linnaeus's knowledge of animals.
posted by tellurian (2 comments total)
Great stuff! Thanks for the link. Some of them are strangely beautiful.
posted by LeeJay at 8:56 PM on August 1, 2005

Some may find these images macabre or repulsive.

Yep. But also facinating. I wonder how many extinct creatures there are in the collection? We modern people forget, sometimes, I think, of the difficulties faced by those 18th and 19th century men and women who wished to study these sorts of things in the age before refrigeration.
posted by anastasiav at 5:09 AM on August 2, 2005

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