• American Museum of Natural History Photos: Hall of Ocean Life, 1933

    The signature blue whale is still absent from the Hall of Ocean Life, seen here in 1933. The American Museum of Natural History recently unlocked thousands of images from its vault, offering…   See the Image

  • American Museum of Natural History Photos: Hall of Ocean Life, 1926

    The Hall of Ocean Life under construction in 1926, decades before the famous blue whale existed. The American Museum of Natural History recently unlocked thousands of images from its vault,…   See the Image

  • American Museum of Natural History Photos: Museum Automobile

    In this 1908 photo, a museum automobile makes a School Collections delivery. The American Museum of Natural History recently unlocked thousands of images from its vault, offering glimpses into…   See the Image

  • American Museum of Natural History Photos: Abraham Lincoln Exhibit

    In February 1927, school children file into the museum to watch a film on Abraham Lincoln. The American Museum of Natural History recently unlocked thousands of images from its vault, offering…   See the Image

  • American Museum of Natural History Photos: Hayden Planetarium

    The American Museum of Natural History recently unlocked thousands of images from its vault, offering glimpses into the history of the museum as well as New York City. You can view them on the…   See the Image

  • American Museum of Natural History Photos: Exterior, 1883

    The American Museum of Natural History recently unlocked thousands of images from its vault, offering glimpses into the history of the museum as well as New York City. You can view them on the…   See the Image

  • American Museum of Natural History Photos: Exterior, 1880

    An 1880 view of the museum from the roof of the Dakota Apartments at 72nd Street and Central Park West. The American Museum of Natural History recently unlocked thousands of images from its…   See the Image

  • American Museum of Natural History Photos: Exterior, 1878

    A view of the museum exterior at Manhattan Square in 1878. The American Museum of Natural History recently unlocked thousands of images from its vault, offering glimpses into the history of the…   See the Image

  • American Museum of Natural History Photos: 1952 Exhibition

    An artist prepares a 1952 exhibition as the Curriculum Committee of the New York Board of Education looks on. The American Museum of Natural History recently unlocked thousands of images from its…   See the Image

  • American Museum of Natural History Photos: Dept. of Education Trucks

    New trucks for the museum's Department of Education, circa 1941. The American Museum of Natural History recently unlocked thousands of images from its vault, offering glimpses into the history of…   See the Image