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Students with giant beetle and giant bean, University of Maryland, circa 1891-1905

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Alternate title:The "Bug Boys," University of Maryland, circa 1891-1905
Summary:Two Maryland Agricultural College students, the "bug boys," posed as if conducting a scientific exploration of the natural world, circa 1891-1905. On the left, a student in a cadet uniform crouches down to examine a giant artificial plant and giant bean with seeds visible. On the right, a student in a suit uses a net to hunt a giant papier-mache beetle affixed to the tree trunk beside him. The giant beetle model, constructed by French anatomist Dr. Theodore Louis Jerome Auzoux, was used in teaching entomology.
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Maryland
Place of origin – Settlement:College Park
Temporal subject: 1891-1900
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Maryland
Geographical subject – Settlement:College Park
Topical subjects:Beans
ArchivesUM location:Maryland Agricultural College collection
  • box 3
  • accession 72-218
Repository:University Archives
Browse terms:University of Maryland
Agriculture, Environment, Conservation, the Natural World
University AlbUM Browse terms:Agriculture
Collection:University AlbUM
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