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Quagga Mare - The only photograph of her kind
This 1870 photograph is of the quagga mare who resided at the Regent’s Park Zoo in London. She died not long after being photographed, and a few years later, the last wild quagga was shot. In 1883 in Amsterdam, the last captive quagga died. Only 100 years after being recognized as a separate species from the other zebras of South Africa, the species was extinct.

Quagga Mare - The only photograph of her kind

This 1870 photograph is of the quagga mare who resided at the Regent’s Park Zoo in London. She died not long after being photographed, and a few years later, the last wild quagga was shot. In 1883 in Amsterdam, the last captive quagga died. Only 100 years after being recognized as a separate species from the other zebras of South Africa, the species was extinct.

Mrs. Fessault’s baby after death. 1870.

Mrs. Fessault’s baby after death. 1870.

I may or may not have gotten distracted by actually organizing my files of books for a change (21 GB…yeah, there’s a LOT in there…). Organized it a while ago, but it was in a sad state of affairs…anyway! Posting some requests tonight, some tomorrow morning, and if you still have any animals/invertebrates etc you want to see, send them here.
Foxes, wolves, coyotes, and jackals. Wild dogs!
From Quadrupeds: What they are and where found; A Book of Zoology for Boys. By Captain Mayne Reid, 1870.

I may or may not have gotten distracted by actually organizing my files of books for a change (21 GB…yeah, there’s a LOT in there…). Organized it a while ago, but it was in a sad state of affairs…anyway! Posting some requests tonight, some tomorrow morning, and if you still have any animals/invertebrates etc you want to see, send them here.

Foxes, wolves, coyotes, and jackals. Wild dogs!

From Quadrupeds: What they are and where found; A Book of Zoology for Boys. By Captain Mayne Reid, 1870.

Bears! Bears everywhere! 
From Quadrupeds: What they are and where found; A Book of Zoology for Boys. By Captain Mayne Reid, 1870.

Bears! Bears everywhere! 

From Quadrupeds: What they are and where found; A Book of Zoology for Boys. By Captain Mayne Reid, 1870.

What I’m reading right now.
Dr. Lister’s spirit would cry.
More on the book when I finish it. Yes, it is about what it looks like. The benefits of putting dirt on surgical wounds.

What I’m reading right now.

Dr. Lister’s spirit would cry.

More on the book when I finish it. Yes, it is about what it looks like. The benefits of putting dirt on surgical wounds.

Close-up of iridectomy, from the first book about eye surgery to use photographs demonstrating procedures. 1870.
Iridectomy was one of the first eye surgeries that actually helped (at least after aseptic technique was used). Iridectomies were used in removing cataracts, and later were used to treat closed-angle (acute) glaucoma by relieving dangerously high intraocular pressure.

Close-up of iridectomy, from the first book about eye surgery to use photographs demonstrating procedures. 1870.

Iridectomy was one of the first eye surgeries that actually helped (at least after aseptic technique was used). Iridectomies were used in removing cataracts, and later were used to treat closed-angle (acute) glaucoma by relieving dangerously high intraocular pressure.