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An Inside Look at the Museum of Natural History, From 1878

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This morning, the American Museum of Natural History launched a new online image database that chronicles the museum's 145-year history. Many of the treasure trove's over 7,000 images have never been seen by the public, Gothamist notes. "It's like stepping into a time machine and seeing a long ago NYC or just catching glimpses of ghosts from a forgotten world now seen only by researchers and Museum staff," the museum says of the collection, which includes everything from photographs to rare book illustrations and notes.

· The AMNH Unlocks Thousands of Old Photos From Vault [Gothamist]
· AMNH Digital Special Collections [official]