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Fun Friday Image of the Week – Bororo Boy in Brazil

By: Amy Ellsworth

George Rawls (left) and a Bororo boy named Tari (right) during the Penn Museum’s Matto Grosso Expedition in Brasil, 1941 My former  archivist colleagues were charged with the task of scrubbing the Archives Image Database. Out of their own genuine love for the collection (and not due to a lack of work, mind you) they created […]

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Fun Friday Image of the Week

By: Amy Ellsworth

Albumen studio portrait of two Bedouin women with children on their backs taken by Maison Bonfils in ca. 1895 in Syria. PHOTOCHROME FROM ORIGINAL NEGATIVE BY BONFILS [701 BEDOUINES SYRIENNES PORTANT LEURS ENFANTS (1901 CATALOG, P. 51)] Original albumen version, AD2000-326. Penn Museum Image 166009.

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Tham Loum and Tham Dook

By: Amy Ellsworth

The night before leaving for the trip to the village of Ban Loum Kwai to collect more stalagmite samples and survey Tham Dook, we stopped at the night market to pick of some food for 9 people for two days and two nights. We splurged on 16 baguettes and bought some beautiful breads of varying […]

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When you’re feeling down…

By: Maureen Callahan

It’s been a week chock-full of crazy here in the archives (my woo-woo friends tell me that Mercury is retrograde, plus it’s been a full moon. If that means anything).  Sometimes, when I’m having a hard day, I go through our database and just try to find cute photos.  So here we are.

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If this doesn’t help you get through Wednesday, there’s not much more that I can do.

By: Maureen Callahan

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The Golden Age of King Midas

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