The Commons welcomes the Field Museum Library

Agricultural Building at Night

Zookeeper feeding bears

Girl dressed like a bee    Agricultural Building

The Field Museum is a natural history institution with research collections in anthropology, botany, geology, and zoology. They join the Commons on Flickr, as the 25th partner, with a 481 image sampling from their Library Photo Archives, which contains over 250,000 images documenting the research collections of the institution, as well as the history and architecture of the Museum, its exhibitions, staff and scientific expeditions.

The sets here focus on the history of Chicago and its surroundings, including the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, Lincoln Park Zoo, Joliet, Palos Park, and the Wildflower Preservation Society.