The National Archives hosts a monthly hashtag party on Twitter. December’s theme was #ArchivesGIFGiving — and the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine joined in the fun.
Take a look at the great GIFs created by the library’s student employees, Kaylee Morlan and Katie Minarsich, who selected several GIF-able images from the archives.
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GIF #1: Teddy Roosevelt
Outdoor Pastimes of an American Hunter, written by President Theodore Roosevelt and published in 1905, features many photos taken by Roosevelt and his family while hunting and ranching in the Badlands and the Black Hills.
GIF #2: Botanical Prints
And now for something completely different: A Botanical History of Roses by John Lindley, published in London in 1820, includes these painted illustrations of different garden varieties of roses.
GIF #3: Catoptrum Microcosmicum
Catoptrum Microcosmicum, a Latin volume on anatomy published in 1639, features many different flap diagrams, including this side by side comparison of male and female anatomy.
GIF #4: Dr. Minder Anatomical Manikin
Dr. Minder’s Anatomical Manikin of the Human Body, published in 1899, includes this flap diagram depicting internal human anatomy. The Wangensteen Library also houses a similar volume, Dr. Minder’s Anatomical manikin of the Female Body!
GIF #5: A Manual of Physical Diagnosis
We’re all about flap anatomies today! A Manual of Physical Diagnosis (1878) was for people learning and teaching physical diagnosis. The manual includes this flap diagram of internal organs.
GIF #6: Household Physician
The Household Physician, published in 1918, was written to be accessible to the general public and provided readers with basic information about diseases and human anatomy. It includes this flap diagram of the anatomy of a human torso.
GIF #7: A Picture of Good Health
One more flap anatomy for good measure. This is from A Picture of Good Health (1909) and shows skull bones and proposes the things that different parts of the brain are responsible for.