Picture of the Day: 100-Year-Old Paleontology Storage Cases

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Despite significant advances in the field of paleontology since the early 20th century, the methods used to preserve specimens has remained largely unchanged. This photograph, part of the Smithsonian Institution's archives, shows the National Museum of Natural History's Paleontology Laboratory on January 15, 1911.

Via the Smithsonian Institution Archives' The Bigger Picture blog.

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Nicholas Jackson is a former associate editor at The Atlantic.

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