While digging in the Flickr Commons, I found a fascinating collection of hand-colored glass slides. It’s so wonderful that things like this can be shared with the entire world, when they once would have faded away in some dusty drawer.

View of red flowers

View of red flowers. 1906.

Name of Expedition: British East Africa
Participants: Carl Akeley
Expedition Start Date: October 8, 1905
Expedition End Date: December 21, 1906
Purpose or Aims: Zoology Mammals
Location: Africa, Kenya, Voi

Original material: Hand-colored glass lantern slide