Museum-Bestiarum Vocabulum. Bestiary


A bestiary, or bestiarum vocabulum, (the designation of animals) is a compendium of beasts. Originating in the ancient world, bestiaries were made popular in the Middle Ages in illustrated volumes that described various animals and even rocks. The natural history and illustration of each beast was usually accompanied by a moral lesson. (Wikipedia)

(Polar Bear stretching out. "A dry swim", Gambier Bolton Lantern slide)


(The 300 L African Lion, Toby at Antwerp. Gambier Bolton Lantern slide)


(Penguin . Finlaycolor. Photographed by P. S. Johnson)


(Goliath  Heron . Finlaycolor. Photographed by P. S. Johnson)




(A Game of Checkers)


(Elephant Collage)


(Frog. Gem tintype)




(Jack Brancel and Pals)



(Lipizzaner, Vienna)


(Old Abe (May 27, 1861 – March 26, 1881), a bald eagle, 
was the mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment
 in the American Civil War.) (Wikipedia)