Feb 16, 2014

Mammoth tusk unearthed in Seattle!

Mammoth tusk unearthed in Seattle!

It's always so wonderful when a public museum benefits from a private developer. This week a many thousand-year old Columbian Mammoth tusk was unearthed from a construction site while they were digging to prepare the ground for a large-scale apartment complex in the South Lake Union neighborhood in Seattle. The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture was contacted and their paleontologists went over to prepare the tusk for transport to the museum, where it will eventually be on display. Way to go private developers! Now, what to name the mammoth?

Photograph by Christian Sidor, courtesy Burke Museum

Burke Museum Paleontology Lab Manager Bruce Crowley uses an awl to carefully remove sediment from around the tusk. When fully exposed, the tusk measured 8.5 feet long.

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Aug 30, 2013

March on Washington 1963

March on Washington 1963

There's an amazing archive of photographs from this monumental event. May we all learn from the important ideas that came out of the March on Washington from 1963. Marlon Brando, James Baldwin, Charlton Heston, and Harry Belafonte, all together talking about civil rights. We need to continue the discussion and keep progressing as a nation.

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Nov 5, 2012

Hurrican Sandy wreaked havoc on family heirlooms, contact me for emergency care + tips

Hurrican Sandy wreaked havoc on family heirlooms, contact me for emergency care + tips

Photograph by Steve Nesius, Reuters

National Geographic

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/10/pictures/hurricane-sandy-pictures-floods-fire-snow-in-the-aftermath/

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Sep 21, 2012

Faded, Sticky, Plastic-y: BAD!

Faded, Sticky, Plastic-y: BAD!

This old fashioned album style do no favors to your photographs - encapsulating them in a plastic, acidic environment, making them fade and break down. Try using acid-free albums with either 100% cotton pages or polyester sleeves.

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