Category Archives: History

My new blog is up.

You can find it here. Hope you enjoy reading it as much as you have this one!

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Snapshots from the past

Yesterday my volunteer Veronica and I put away some interesting objects called magic lantern slides. Lantern slides were a popular tool used in the early days at Manchester Museum for lectures and presentations. Most of the slides were of photographs … Continue reading

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Mysteries and Misconceptions

Into my second week updating and researching the Manchester Museum’s tropical cicada and lantern fly collections.  Literature on this particular group of insects has been difficult to find, especially with regards to the Fulgoridae. I managed to find some books … Continue reading

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