Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The Calf with Two Heads

In Hartford, the word "curiosities" brings to mind The Museum of Natural and Other Curiosities,
a taxidermy museum on the top floor of the Old State House.  (Really!)
The featured exhibit is a two-headed calf!


In 1787, the painter Joseph Steward rented the top floor of the Hartford state house for a museum to exhibit stuffed animals from far-off lands, like giant tortoises, armadillos and alligators.


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interpret the September theme of "curiosities."

23 comments:

Birdman said...

I have a tough time even looking at siamese anything. I look away fast.

Sharon Anck said...

You've found a real curiosity here!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh that is curious/weird :) the whole museum is a curiosity Jack, excellent choice for the theme.

EG CameraGirl said...

Two-headed animals are so sad. Definitely a curiosity, though.

VP said...

Absolutely a curiosity! For a moment I thought it was another 'work of art'...

Lowell said...

If you have two heads then you have two brains each one working against the other. How do they decide who eats when and what? Very curious for sure!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, a curiosity indeed!! Fascinating place and captures for the day, Jack!! You always manage to start my day with a smile!!! Thanks! Enjoy your day!!

RedPat said...

That is very curious indeed, Jack! I think the place would creep me out a bit with all those eyes looking at me! ;-)

Halcyon said...

The two-headed calf is definite odd and a little creepy. I guess it didn't live long.

William Kendall said...

Curious and a bit creepy! Perfect choice for the theme, Jack!

jennyfreckles said...

Poor thing, it was quite pretty really.

Linda said...

Wow, that is a curiosity for sure!

Michelle said...

Didn't you pick a great post for this theme?!

Lois said...

I don't think you could find anything more curious than that!

Kate said...

A very curious choice for curiosities. I am with Birdman in that I feel discomfort at Siamese images, not revulsion but a great deal of sadness and sympathy.

Kay said...

I wasn't sure what to expect from today's theme but I certainly didn't expect a two headed calf.

Julie said...

Very much like a travelling freak show, Jack. Nowdays, shooting and stuffing animals would get one pilloried in social-media, as one unsuspecting dentist recently found out.

Karl Demetz said...

What a curiosity, Jack, poor thing...

Tanya Breese said...

aw poor little thing....this room is crazy! a definite curiosity!

Stefan Jansson said...

What a great place.

LOLfromPasa said...

I was sure that this was a 'smoke and mirrors' sort of photo when looking at the thumbnail. What a museum and totally full of curiosities. Nice one!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

This theme day photo takes the cake.

cieldequimper said...

Right. I didn't know that siamese calves existed but then again, why not? Excellent post!