Untapped Cities is excited to announce a new weekly column of vintage photos. The inaugural edition presents a slideshow of vintage photographs of the American Museum of Natural History, one of the most beloved institutions in New York City. The pictures featured in the slideshow range from 1911 to 1969. During this time period, the museum acquired many of the famous halls and exhibitions that we know and love today, including the Hall of Ocean Life (home of the giant, hanging whale) and the Hall of African Mammals.

Learn more about the history of the museum in our article about the restoration of its Theodore Roosevelt murals and go behind the scenes in the museum’s studio.

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All of the pictures featured in the slideshow are courtesy of the American Museum of Natural History. If you have vintage photos you’d like to share, we’d love to see them!

 American Museum of Natural History, history, museum, vintage photos

2 Responses
  1. These are great photos and amazingly clear for their age ! Thanks for posting these! I loved going to the museum as a kid in the 70’s and 80’s. The museum has aged very well !

  2. I love these old photos. It’s like time travel, giving you a hint of the look and feel of the time.

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