Behind the Scene

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Behind the Scene


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Field Museum in Chicago, Ill., established in 1893 as the Columbian Museum with a gift from Marshall Field (from whom it derived its present name in 1905). On his death in 1906, Field bequeathed generous sustaining funds and a sum to erect a new museum building (completed in 1921) to house exhibits, research collections, and a library primarily devoted to anthropology, botany, geology, and zoology.

photography of items


larger items boxed for the new storage racks


traditional storage racks


paper Mache items




native American garments


seal skin waterproof garment for hunting


ceremonial items from Papua-New Guinea


Kava bowl


top portion of a ceremonial pole from Irian Jaya


gator shaped canoe head


Native American clothing


the moccasins 

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