Cleaning the elephant skin

Museum staff cleaning an elephant skin at the American Museum of Natural History, June 1933.

Museum staff cleaning an elephant skin at the American Museum of Natural History, June 1933. Image: Thane L. Bierwert, via the archives of the American Museum of Natural History, New York.

Museum staff cleaning an elephant skin at the American Museum of Natural History, June 1933.

Museum staff cleaning the skin of an elephant at the American Museum of Natural History, June 1933. Image: Thane L. Bierwert, via the archives of the American Museum of Natural History, New York.

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Strange and lovely, Part One: Translucent bodies in the sculptures of Christina Bothwell

Christina Bothwell, 'Kundalini', 2011

Christina Bothwell, ‘Kundalini’, 2011. Cast glass, window glass, raku clay, found objects, oil paint.

Christina Bothwell, 'Samadhi 2', 2003-06. Cast glass, raku fired clay, oil paint.

Christina Bothwell, ‘Samadhi 2′, 2003-06. Cast glass, raku fired clay, oil paint.

Christina Bothwell's translucent glass sculpture of pregnant girl

Christina Bothwell, ‘Samadhi 1′, 2012. Cast glass, raku fired clay, oil paint.

Christina Bothwell's translucent glass sculpture of cat girl with furry ears

Christina Bothwell, ‘Cat Girl’, 2009. Cast glass, raku clay, taxidermy, oil paint.

Christina Bothwell's translucent glass sculpture of octopus girl

Christina Bothwell, ‘Octopus’. Cast glass.

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Leeches! Leeches!! Leeches!!! A small collection of vintage advertisements for medical leeches

Business card for Mr and Mrs Bese cuppers and leechers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 19th century.

Business card for cuppers and leechers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 19th century. Via Life As A Human.

Leeches! Leeches!! Leeches!!! An excitable ad for fresh leeches from the Wanganui Dispensary. Wanganui Herald, 11 September 1867, pg 3.

Leeches! Leeches!! Leeches!!! An excitable ad for fresh leeches from the Wanganui Dispensary. Wanganui Herald, 11 September 1867, pg 3. Via New Zealand National Library’s Papers Past.

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